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Fallout 76’s future includes weekly in-game events, regular fixes to come

Bethesda talks the rest of 2018 alongside a new, big patch

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Fallout 76 received its largest update since just after launch today, Dec. 4 — which has Bethesda talking not only about the current state of the game, but what to expect in the recent future.

Today’s patch, available now on consoles and Windows PC, comes not only with bug fixes, but meaningful balance changes. The game’s framerate has been uncapped again, and Bethesda has increased the stash storage limit to 600 pounds — a 50-percent change. The developer said that it will continue to make changes to that maximum with time. Bethesda also decreased the experience gained from killing higher-leveled monsters, as well as the damage dealt by automatic weapons.

But the majority of what comes today are bug fixes, cleaning up issues that prevented players from exiting their Power Armor, lost their stand-alone items if they moved their C.A.M.P.s, and kept them sitting on a load screen ad infinitum. The disconnection times have also been tweaked, so that 10 minutes of inactivity will result in being booted out of the game.

For the rest of December, Bethesda is looking at weekly patch drops. Next week’s will be smaller than today’s patch, based on early details, but will introduce the bulldozing feature to the game. There’s little to say about Dec. 18’s patch as of yet.

As for 2019, Bethesda has good news. Fallout 76 will host in-game events on a weekly basis, each one unique and providing “a small buff or ... an interesting twist on normal gameplay.” That’s about all the developer will say for now, but that’s something to look forward to in early 2019.

The entire log of patch notes is on the Fallout website for your perusal.

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