Appalachia is getting a bit more crowded soon. Human NPCs are coming to the wasteland in a huge new update. The Wastelanders update not only marks the return of Human NPCs to Fallout, it also brings new quest, dialog trees, choices and consequences “and a lot of memorable characters with unique stories for you to interact with.”
Nuclear Winter is a 52 player PVP Battle Royale done Fallout style. “Scavenge for weapons, supplies and nukes as you face off against your fellow players in the fight for the right to become the Overseer of Vault 51.”
In Nuclear Winter you will have to fight and survive not only other players. Creatures will also be around to destroy your day. Creatures have been re-balanced so they are not as tough to take on. Slain creatures drop loot and higher tier enemies drop higher tier loot. Fight wild creatures will reveal your location to nearby players on the map.
You will be able to import your characters visual appearance including cosmetics and emotes purchased from the atomic shop. Nuclear winter features new perks exclusive to the mode. Items and perks do not cross over between modes. There will be challenges to complete in Nuclear Winter that unlock new cosmetics and workshop items that can be used in any mode.
Think of Nuclear Winter as the entire Fallout 76 experience, tightly condensed into about 20 minutes.
f you don’t own Fallout 76 and want to try it out you can now play a week long free trial. Starting June 10th and running until June 17th, players on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 can download and play Fallout 76 and Nuclear Winter for free.
You can find out more about Nuclear Winter here.
The Wastelanders update will be available in Fall 2019. No release date was given for Nuclear Winter after the free trial week ends.
You can find more E3 information for today here.