Bethesda Game Studios recently released their 2022 roadmap for Fallout 76. Despite the issues that troubled Fallout 76 initial release all the way back in 2018, dedicated fans have stuck by the game and the dev team, and continue to enjoy post-nuclear Appalachia in all its irradiated wonder.
Spring – Invaders From Beyond
First off for this coming spring are Killer Aliens from outer space! They’ll be featured in new Public Events and random encounters. Along with the update are a few improvements towards Fallout Worlds with the added ability to earn SCORE and lastly the release of Season 8: A Better Life Underground.
Summer – Test your Metal
In summer, additional Public Events are going to be added with the featured one being an arena style brawl where you fight against deadly robots. Fallout 1st subscribers will also get new updates to their scoreboard progression and an unannounced Season 9 is slated to be released during this time.
Fall – Expeditions: Pitt
This fall, you’ll be able to leave Appalachia for a bit and go to the post-nuclear land of Pittsburgh, better known as the Pitt, the very same one from Fallout 3. This new land will feature new enemies, NPCs, quests, loot and quite possibly the return of the Autoaxe. Season 10 will also be released during this time.
Winter – Nuka-World on Tour
Lastly, in winter, Nuka World on Tour will be coming to Fallout 76. It’ll feature the vibrant theme-park-like Nuka World, from Fallout 4, along with more Public Events as well as a new region boss. Season 11 is also slated to be released during this time.
While the 2022 roadmap info-graphic looks amazing, it’s my opinion that the content included within looks to be a bit anemic. Each season of the year, aside from each one having a new season and more public events being added, looks to only have one new thing added each time and it kind of makes things look a bit bare.
Bethesda might be trying to play it safe by not promising too much since they’ve had a history of not being able to hit all their targets in the roadmaps they’ve released especially in the winter seasons. Last year’s roadmap even mentions the new C.A.M.P. Pets and 4 Star Legendaries but these were not part of the 2022 roadmap, which could mean that these might not be coming to Fallout 76 after all.
The upcoming Starfield, that appears to be on track for November 11 release might have affected the amount of content going into Fallout 76. It’ll be Bethesda’s first original IP in decades and is very likely going to be the biggest release for the studio in the longest time. This would likely have caused some developers from Fallout 76 to be re-tasked to work on Starfield, but that’s only speculation.
For now however, that’s all the news for Fallout 76’s 2022 roadmap. Which isn’t to say that there isn’t more Fallout coming. A TV series is currently in the works for Amazon Prime Video.