After what can only be described as a disastrous launch, Bethesda has slowly and steadily been updating Fallout 76 to turn it into the game fans expected. The largest piece of that roadmap is an expansion titled Wastelanders which will introduce meaningful NPCs into the world. While originally scheduled for late 2019, Bethesda announced today that it has been pushed to the first quarter of 2020 to ensure its quality meets expectations.
“We’ve been hard at work on Fallout 76 this year, including our biggest free update yet, Wastelanders. We’re excited about how Wastelanders is coming together but it’s going to need more time to be the best, most polished update it can be, so we are delaying its release to Q1 next year. We’ve continued to re-evaluate and change our processes to make sure the work we’re doing hits our quality bar, and yours. We apologize for this delay but know it will be worth the extra time.
Wastelanders is turning out to be one of the largest expansions we’ve ever done, and it changes the entire world with human NPCs returning. We’ll be sharing more details over time, but here’s a first look at some of what’s to come in Wastelanders.”
Outside of the Wastelanders expansion, Bethesda also detailed the rest of the title’s on-going development including Private Servers, the Atom Store, Legendary Players, and more. You can find the full development update here.
Fallout 76 was a major disappointment for us but we continue to hold out hope that it will grow into a fantastic game in time. We are very pleased that Bethesda is attempting to right wrongs by continuing with meaningful development and we’re excited to see what Wastelanders brings in early 2020.