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Does Fallout 76 still suck? Xbox Game Pass makes it cheap to find out

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Plus, Soulcalibur VI and CrossCode

Make no mistake about it: I was very down on Fallout 76 when it launched. Balance issues, inventory tedium, bugs galore, and an experience that just didn't feel much like Fallout -- it added up to a game that I didn't want to play. I was certainly far from alone in that sentiment.

Since then, things have slowly turned around. Some quality of life changes here, a lot of technical fixes there, and suddenly people say it's something of an enjoyable game. The recent Wastelanders update -- the one that added NPCs, dialogue choices, a reputation system, and an overhauled main questline -- did a ton to make Fallout 76 feel like a real single-player RPG.

It's a much different game now, even though it still seems like your mileage may vary when it comes to how much you get out of it. But, for those who have been curious but understandably holding off, there's an upcoming opportunity that might make checking it out mostly painless. Fallout 76 is coming to Xbox Game Pass for console and PC on July 9. Subscribers can hop into the West Virginia Wasteland and see if this irradiated MMO-like is for them. The timing coincides nearly perfectly with the launch of Fallout 76's first season (which, in an unsurprising twist, is off to a rough start).

That's not all for Game Pass additions in early July. Today, Soulcalibur VI joins Game Pass on Xbox, and Out of the Park Baseball 21 rounds the bases on Game Pass on PC. Joining Fallout on July 9, futuristic retro RPG CrossCode joins the party on Xbox.

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC: Fallout 76, Soulcalibur VI, and More [Xbox Wire]

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