“This patch may seem minor since it will not contain many gameplay adjustments for the current version of Fallout 76, but it is necessary prep work. It will include a few fixes for some cosmetic items that we managed to squeeze in, since doing so did not affect our ongoing work on Wastelanders content. This patch will require some downtime on Tuesday, and we will be providing patch notes, but we wanted to let you know that the list of changes will be shorter than usual. Wastelanders will not only contain new content for you to explore and conquer, but it will also include many fixes and improvements for issues that currently exist in the base game. Additionally, in patches that follow we plan to return to the larger updates that you’ve come to expect.”
“Right now, our team is busy wrapping up the milestone (which we call 5.110, War of the Gods). We’re getting pretty close on that; “pencils down” is not far off. Then we go into bug fixing and polishing mode, which traditionally maps to a pattern of one week of polish for every month of development. At some point during this process, we’ll push the new version up to our TEST server so that we can get some external eyes on it. Once it looks good enough for our general backer audience (not just those of you who are crazy enough to deal with TEST issues), we’ll move it to LIVE and start sending out the beta invitations in waves. Not every feature will be in this version — we still have a few loose ends to tie up — but a LOT of the game will be there. Most of it, in fact.”
It’s been a long understood bit of knowledge that the best part of any Bethesda-made video game is the stuff that players make themselves for said game. This truth holds firm in Fallout 76 with the example set by the player known as Korindabar, who has created a C.A.M.P. that serves as a devilish death trap using the most fiendish combination of all: flamethrowers and a math problem.
Finally, the post outlines some lengthy lists of content to be added during the first two quarters of 2020 and the second half of the year, though, once again, things are always subject to change. When I say “lengthy lists,” I really do mean it, so point your eyes at the lot for all of the salient details.