Listen, we all know that Fallout 76 had a very rocky start and that there’s still a lot of things to do and room to improve. But it’s also true that Bethesda is doing all it can to make it a better game for players to enjoy online, whether it’s with friends or foes.
The road after the initial trouble has been somewhat smoother nowadays, and the development team is implementing lots of new features and making the game overall better and is still planning to do so into 2020.
As shared in a blog post, indeed, there are more changes on their way, and these include the launch of a public test server and perk loadouts. This is a sneak peek at what’s coming in 2020 for Fallout 76:
- PTS – A Public Test Server (PTS) is currently in the works with the hope to get it up and running in 2020. Once we’ve figured out all (or most of) the kinks, we will be able to provide more details on our PTS and how you can participate.
- Perk Loadouts – Perk Loadouts are also currently planned for early 2020. Like the PTS, this is still very much a work in progress, and while we’re excited to get this system out to you, it’s still a ways off before we can start sharing more details. Look to a future Inside the Vault when we get closer to their release.
- Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) – Account security is very important to us, and we know it’s critical to you, as well. The wonderful Bethesda.net team has been working hard to get MFA implemented for Bethesda.net. They are very close and are planning to have this enabled by the end of this year.
- Legendary Player – Originally, we thought and had planned on the Legendary system arriving this year, but plans had to be adjusted while we worked on other things. This is still very much something we’re looking forward to releasing and currently have this scheduled for release in Q1 2020.
- Social Menu Fixes – We’re aware of an issue that can prevent players on PC from sending and accepting friend invites, and we are also investigating several additional social menu issues for all platforms. We are working to address the friend issue on PC as soon as we can, but this is just one part of a group of social fixes we are looking to roll out across multiple future updates.
- Additional Public Events Improvements – We’ve heard your feedback that the cooldown between Public Events is too long, and we’re planning to reduce it by at least half with a fix we’re including in Patch 14. We are also planning a second phase of Public Event improvements that will bring additional cooldown adjustments, performance-based loot, and remove the need to tag legendary event enemies to claim their loot. Phase two of our Public Events rollout is currently planned for early next year, and we’ll update you as we get closer to those updates.
These features are all coming in 2020, even the legendary player system which has been delayed to allow the developer to focus on Wastelanders and more urgent matters for the game.
So, are you getting back into Fallout 76 one of these days? Know that it’s rather better than the original release last year.