Fallout 76 gamers are about to enterprise into new territory. This September, the Expeditions replace whisks gamers to a deadly location outdoors the wild reaches of Appalachia: The Pitt!
Constructed on what’s left of Pre-Warfare Pittsburgh, The Pitt is a tough place. The native Union faction is beset on all sides as bloodthirsty Raiders and once-human Trog beasts shut in, so seize your folks, pack your finest gear and metal your self…it’s time to go on an Expedition.
Gear up and head out
“Expedition missions are randomized and repeatable story-based missions on the size of our most epic end-of-line quests, such because the Vault 79 raid on the finish of Wastelanders,” explains Steve Massey, Lead Designer on Fallout 76’s Expeditions. “We developed a brand new Quest Module system which permits us to simply randomize and retheme quest goals as a way to make every mission playthrough really feel really distinctive and mix seamlessly into the overarching mission story.”
Gamers can sort out missions both solo or in a bunch with as much as 4 individuals – both with buddies or through the use of the brand new Expedition Public Groups characteristic included within the replace. Gamers can earn a singular merchandise plan as soon as per week upon finishing an Expedition, in addition to gather Stamps as a way to declare particular gadgets from the reward pool. Gamers may earn repeatable rewards together with legendary gadgets, Scrip, Treasury Notes and even an all-new methodology for gaining Legendary Modules.
Return to the Pitt
After all, there’s extra to Expeditions than valuable loot. Expeditions lets Fallout followers go to The Pitt for the primary time since 2009’s add-on DLC for Fallout 3. With Fallout 76 set previous to the occasions of Fallout 3, Expeditions supply each thrilling replayable missions, but additionally give gamers an opportunity to actually discover Pittsburgh in a captivating period of Fallout lore, seeing town in a brand new mild…and previewing its coming darkness.
“The workforce felt obsessed with permitting gamers to discover different elements of the Fallout universe outdoors of Appalachia on this distinctive time interval, only some many years after the Nice Warfare,” Massey continues. “The Pitt was an apparent alternative for the primary metropolis to go to, as a result of in Fallout 3 it was such a bleak and unforgiving panorama that you simply ask your self, ‘How did issues get to be so dangerous?’.” Sooner or later, the format of Expeditions additionally provides us the chance to take gamers to brand-new locales within the Fallout universe that no current recreation has touched upon earlier than.”
Go alone or with a workforce – simply be prepared
Whereas any participant can join an Expedition solo or as a bunch, be warned: It will possibly get harmful on the market. It’s steered that you simply first attain Stage 50 or greater for the most effective expertise getting into The Pitt, with higher challenges awaiting solo Expeditionaries than these bringing alongside a number of buddies.
“Very similar to different high-level story-based quests within the recreation, Expedition missions have fight tuned to be satisfying – however not overly punishing,” Massey says. “Gamers ought to come well-equipped, however all enemies drop related ammo and Stimpaks to assist preserve them going within the subject.” Need to play with somebody at a distinct stage? Nothing to fret: Like different content material within the recreation, enemies throughout Expeditions scale primarily based on participant stage. “A low-level participant can accompany a high-level good friend on a mission and each will expertise an applicable stage of issue,” assures Massey.
New participant enhancements
Talking of newer gamers, the Expedition replace additionally consists of different enhancements to the sport corresponding to adjusted beginning gear and different additions benefiting fresh-faced Vault Dwellers simply stepping out into Appalachia.
“The Whitespring Resort has been utterly revamped right into a participant hub referred to as Whitespring Refuge,” says Massey. “Gamers will take part in Refuge Each day Quests, expertise a brand-new random encounter system and restore/buy/craft nearly something within the recreation that they need within the decrease Whitespring Mall space. Moreover, the replace comes with a ton of incessantly requested quality-of-life modifications, together with the power to fast-travel straight into the interiors of incessantly visited areas like The Whitespring and The Rusty Decide with out spending any Caps.”
That’s the inside track on Expeditions – now it’s time to coach up. Bounce into Fallout 76 and discover, construct and commune with gamers in your very personal slice of post-nuclear West Virginia right this moment! The Expedition replace arrives free for Fallout 76 gamers this September, playable on each PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 methods. Till then, we’ll see you inside (and shortly, outdoors) Appalachia!