It seems like understatement of the week to say that pseudo-MMO spinoff Fallout 76 had a rocky begin. All via beta to launch, the game has been tormented by bugs, and Bethesda nonetheless placing out the worst of the fires. In a Reddit post today, the studio outlined their road-map for the subsequent two weeks, together with some main points to be hammered out. They’re additionally engaged on a bundle of enhancements for the PC model of the game, together with ultra-widescreen assist, a field-of-view slider and a push-to-talk setting so that you’re not always broadcasting to the wasteland.
While the precise contents of the updates could change, the plans are for 2 main patches to be launched on December 4th and December 11th respectively. The first one is generally bug-fixes, addressing points like:
- Bosses not dropping sufficient loot
- Respawning when encumbered dumping you again at Vault 76
- Being ceaselessly trapped in a go well with of energy armour
- Players transferring at a crawl for TWO FULL HOURS when zapped with a Cryolator
Those are simply probably the most notable points – in addition they declare that efficiency enhancements are on the way in which, too. For the December 4th patch, Bethesda additionally plan on rising the scale of the participant stash from 400 to 600 gadgets. A terrific change for pack-rats who need to hoard completely the whole lot they discover. Mostly espresso cups.
The December 11th replace appears to be extra feature-focused. C.A.M.P-building must be much less of a ache. If you log right into a server the place your base’s location is already taken, as a substitute of unceremoniously dumping all of it again into your stock as a blueprint, gamers will probably be introduced the possibility to simply hop to a different server with just a little extra respiratory room. They’re additionally including the choice to clear small timber, rocks and different gadgets of muddle out of your campsite, making constructing simpler. Players who’ve additionally hit stage 50 will be capable to partially respec their SPECIAL factors, too.
Specific to the PC, these with fancy 21:9 screens will be capable to benefit from the game with out stretching or pillarboxing quickly. There’s no point out of customized facet ratios, nevertheless, so these with absurd horizontal multi-monitor setups gained’t see a lot enchancment. An FOV slider can be on the way in which, letting you see extra of the world at the price of efficiency. They’re additionally including a push-to-talk button, which ought to make the game much more playable for individuals who use Discord or Teamspeak for chat, or simply don’t need to have each swear or keyboard-click shared with the world.
All good fixes, from the sounds of it, however certainly a few of these appear larger precedence than a patch scheduled for subsequent week on the earliest. The Cryolator drawback and being trapped in energy armour particularly. The game has had some gnarly points fastened already, like a complete server meltdown at launch, plus the occasional unwillingly immortal player character. Bethesda have an extended, well-earned popularity (I performed Daggerfall model 1.0) for his or her games being buggy at launch, however this launch has felt particularly tough. Here’s hoping they’ll hammer out the kinks.
For these already neck-deep in radiation and struggling to make your private home away from vault-home, Dave Irwin’s guide to CAMP-building may assist, at the very least till they add that bulldozer characteristic.