'Fallout 76' Updates to Include Stash Limit Increase, Boss Loot and Camp Fixes

The launch of Bethesda's Fallout 76 has been met with a ton of criticism. From faulty servers to the lack of content, the first multiplayer Fallout experience is far from what fans were expecting but it seems the studio is trying to rectify that.

On a lengthy post on the Fallout subreddit, Bethesda outlined its next two updates for Fallout 76 set for Dec. 4 and Dec. 11. These updates and improvements are being implemented to make the overall experience better and simpler.

Bethesda also apologized to the community for its lack of communication writing, "We didn't want you to think the silence meant nothing was happening. We're sorry and understand this was not the right approach, and we'll work to make a better bridge between you and the dev team at BGS."

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Bethesda also confirmed that patch notes for the Dec. 4 update should drop later this week. But in the meantime, here's what is expected to come in the first Fallout 76 update:

  • Stash Limit Increased: We know many of you have been asking for an adjustment to the Stash storage limit, and we're happy to share that we're increasing it from 400 to 600. While this is somewhat conservative, we plan to increase the storage cap further once we verify that this change will not negatively impact the stability of the game.
  • Boss Loot: Players should correctly receive two to three items after taking down a boss, depending on the creature's difficulty and level.
  • Cryolator Effects: Players hit with the Cryolator are now Chilled, Frosted, or Frozen depending on how many times they are hit. The duration of movement speed reductions applied by these effects have also been decreased from 2 hours to 30 seconds.
  • Respawning When Overencumbered: We've resolved an issue affecting players who die while overencumbered that only allowed them to Respawn at Vault 76. Now, overencumbered players will be able to respawn at the nearest discovered Map Marker.
  • Stuck in Power Armor: We've addressed an issue in this patch that could cause players to become stuck inside Power Armor. We're also aware that there are some additional cases where this can occur, and we are actively investigating them.

As for the Dec. 11 update, a variety of bug fixes will be implemented as well as some new features. These new features include a way to better maintain your C.A.M.P. as well as a way to clear trees, rocks and other things to make building your C.A.M.P. easier. Here's a rough outline of what to expect in the second Fallout 76 update:

  • PC Additions: A Push-to-Talk setting for Voice Chat, 21:9 resolution support, and a Field of View setting are all being implemented on PC with this update.
  • SPECIAL Respec: After level 50, you'll be able to choose between a new Perk Card, or moving a SPECIAL point you had previously allocated.
  • C.A.M.P. Placement on Login: Your C.A.M.P. will no longer be automatically blueprinted and stored if someone is occupying your location when you log into a server. Instead, you'll receive a notification that your space is occupied. If you decide to find a new home for your C.A.M.P. on that server, it will be free to do so. However, if you don't attempt to place down your C.A.M.P., you will be able to switch to a new server where that spot is vacant and your C.A.M.P. will be fully assembled and waiting for you.
  • Bulldozer: This is a new C.A.M.P. feature that will allow you to remove small trees, rocks, and other obstructions so it's easier to create and place your C.A.M.P. when and where you want it. You can also use the Bulldozer to clear these items from the surrounding area to make your C.A.M.P. feel more like home!

These changes will be welcome additions for many fans. An increased Stash limit has been at the top of most wishlists since launch, and the Bulldozer feature is a smart troubleshoot for the nagging issues surrounding camp obstructions. There's mention of some specific bug fixes as well, but nothing that indicates a general stability overhaul will be part of the update. The real question now is what kinds of late-game content and events Bethesda has planned. Now that the game is on the road to working better, it might actually be time to start playing it again.