'Fallout 76' Wastelanders Update Release Date Revealed With Trailer & NPCs

Wastelanders, the anticipated Fallout 76 update that brings human NPCs and new main quests, has an official release date of April 7.

Bethesda announced the news Tuesday alongside new details on what Fallout 76 players can expect when the largest update since the game's launch drops in a few months. There's also a brand-new trailer that fans can watch above.

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Wastelanders was announced at E3 2019 during Bethesda's press conference, where the developers revealed some major updates coming to Fallout 76.

The first was the aforementioned Wastelanders, an update that brings new quests, gear, weapons and human NPCs. The second was Nuclear Winter, a battle royale mode for those who want to hunt and take out other players in the wasteland.

While Nuclear Winter was released, Wastelanders didn't make Bethesda's announced fall release window. However, Bethesda is now ready to let Fallout 76 players get a true "Fallout" experience. During E3, Bethesda developers explained Wastelanders will start Fallout 76's Year 2 content. The development team said that Year 1 of Fallout 76 is about leaving the vault and exploring the wasteland, and Year 2 is about reclaiming it.

Here's a list of what players can expect when Wastelanders drops in April:

New Main Quest and Revamped Original Main Quest – Uncover the secrets of West Virginia by playing through an all-new main quest as well as a revamped original main quest line – with friends or solo – starting from the moment you leave Vault 76. New and veteran players alike will take on new missions, explore new locations and fight with (or against) the new faces that have made their long-awaited return to West Virginia.

Human NPCs – Befriend or betray new neighbors who have come to rebuild, and experience Appalachia through the eyes of its residents.

New Creatures and Gear – Take down newly mutated creatures finding their way to the region and earn the highest tier of weapons and armor.

Choices and Reputation – Alter the fates of those you meet with classic dialogue trees. Decisions affect your standing with each faction through an all-new reputation system.

The upcoming Wastelanders update will be free to current Fallout 76 players. You can read more about what's coming in the latest Fallout 76 update here.

Fallout 76 is available now for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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