Fallout 76 is finally getting NPCs in April as part of long-awaited Wastelanders update

February 4, 2020
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Fallout 76’s long-awaited Wastelanders update, which adds fully voiced NPCs to Bethesda’s beleaguered multiplayer game, is finally be coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC on 7th April, and it’ll be heading to Steam on the same day.

Wastelanders was initially announced during last year’s E3, and aims to remedy one of the bigger criticisms levied at Fallout 76 at launch. As Eurogamer’s Wesley Yin-Poole wrote in his review, the absence of NPCs made for a Fallout that “lacks a soul and… lacks consequence”.

The Wastelanders update was initially expected to arrive last autumn, but saw a delay into this year, as Bethesda felt it was “going to need more time to be the best, most polished update it can be”. Now that an April release date has finally be set, however, the publisher is teasing its new additions – which include a brand-new main quest line, new locations, new enemies, new weapons, and a new reputation system – some of which feature in the trailer below.

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