Fallout 76 just got a huge update, but new stuff is being publicly tested very soon

Here’s what is coming to the PTS

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The Fallout 76 Locked and Loaded update is already…locked and loaded, but now the team is planning something new already. The hustle never ends! Again, Bethesda has done a decent job reviving this game and pulling it out of the dumpster state it launched in (albeit with tons of monetization in the process).

Next up? Another PTS (public test server) round. Bethesda says that it’s actually looking to move things along fairly quickly, with a “May” target for more testing. This time the big name is the Steel Reign update, which will continue the Brotherhood of Steel storyline that was introduced in a post-launch patch.

Paladin Rahmani, Knight Shin, and Scribe Valdez will return as you continue the narrative from the original Steel Dawn content, which picks up “immediately” after you left off. New locations, enemies, and rewards are teased. Legendary crafting is also coming, facilitated through the reagent legendary cores. You can alter items and change them into legendary gear through this process.

Legendary power armor is coming as a result, as well as an expansion of the entire legendary attribute system. Steel Reign will herald in a new season of the game too (which means a new track and more microtransactions), in addition to a scoreboard. It’s a lot! Especially with the story bit alone.

Just in case you’re still overwhelmed by Locked and Loaded, or are curious enough to think about jumping back in, you can check out the quick overview trailer for that below.

Inside the Vault [Bethesda.net]

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