Fallout 76’s 2022 content roadmap nods to past Fallout expansions

Bethesda has unveiled the 2022 content roadmap for its online action RPG Fallout 76.

The year-long roadmap introduces new public alien invasion events and the first time players can venture outside of post-apocalyptic West Virginia.

A Quick Look at Fallout 76’s 2022 Content Roadmap | Image: Bethesda Softworks

Divided into four seasons; the spring update will introduce a new seasonal event called Invaders From Beyond, a map-wide event where players are tasked with encountering aliens and UFOs. The event will have players defeating aliens and hindering their research by destroying brainwave siphons. While the Summer Update will introduce three new Public Events: Test Your Metal, Eviction Notice, and Moonshine Jamboree.

However, the most interesting updates come in the second half. The fall update introduces Expeditions: The Pitt, which Bethesda says is “a whole new way to play Fallout 76.” The update will mark the first time players will have the chance to venture outside of Appalachia in-game and new NPCs with quests.

The press release confirms that players will “venture beyond the limits of Appalachia on missions to the deadly place known only as The Pitt”, implying that players can return to the town introduced for the first time in Fallout 3’s second DLC. Back in June, Bethesda teased that players will not only get to explore Appalachia, but that The Pitt will be the setting you’ll be able to venture into. Not to mention Trogs, an enemy creature introduced in Fallout 3’s The Pitt expansion has also been confirmed to return in the fall update.

The winter update, titled Nuka-World on Tour, sees an entrepreneur bring a traveling roadshow to Appalachia. New public events will be added, including a region boss public event, and players will have the opportunity to explore the Nuka-World on Tour lands. Fallout fans may recall that Nuka-World is a real (and fictional) amusement park and served as the main setting for the Fallout 4 DLC of the same name.

Although a new Fallout game isn’t releasing anytime soon, as Fallout 76 enters its fourth year of post-launch support, the game has received numerous content updates that make it feel like a different game compared to its launch in 2018. .

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Taylor is the Associate Technical Writer at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.

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