'Fallout 76' Wastelanders Release Time: When Can You Play Latest Update

It's almost time for the wasteland to expand. Wastelanders, the latest Fallout 76 update, is about to launch and give players more to do in the online survival game, including interacting with NPCs, gaining access to quests and much more.

To get you hyped for the update, Bethesda released a brand new trailer for Wastelanders, which you can watch below.

fallout 76 wastelanders screenshot


The Wastelanders update for Fallout 76 will be released Tuesday, April 14. The timing depends on your region, but it's expected to launch at the same time around the world.

For reference, those on the East Coast of the United States will see the update launch at 7:59 a.m. EDT. If you're looking for more exact timing, check out the official Fallout 76 account's graphic for when Wastelanders will launch.

Can't wait for #Wastelanders tomorrow? Check out when you can jump in and play. pic.twitter.com/gsCgMVEA0d

— Fallout (@Fallout) April 13, 2020


To properly prepare for the Wastelanders update, Fallout 76 players will want to keep certain things in mind.

Bethesda confirmed that with the latest update, Appalachia—the region where you play—will see changes in where you can build your base. Factions are returning and the NPCs will take certain regions for themselves.

This means that you may need to move your base somewhere out of the no-build zone. Check out the map below to see if you'll need to do so before the update hits on Tuesday.

With the return of people to Appalachia, the new factions have moved in claiming territory as their own. #Wastelanders won't be the same Appalachia you're used to. Check your C.A.M.P location with this map to see if you may need to consider relocating from a no-build-zone. pic.twitter.com/FbnfCRyQVt

— Fallout (@Fallout) April 10, 2020

Once you've made sure your base is out of the no-build zone, you'll be ready for the upcoming update.

As a refresher, here's what Fallout 76 players can expect when Wastelanders launches Tuesday:

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.

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

What do you think of the upcoming Wastelanders update? Is it something that will make you play Fallout 76? Let us know in the comments section.