Bethesda has announced the first piece of its three-part 2019 roadmap for Fallout 76 is delayed. Don’t worry, though, it’s only been delayed by a day. [Update: Wild Appalachia is now live across all platforms.]
“We are moving the release of Wild Appalachia back one day on all platforms,” Bethesda tweeted. “We just need a little more time to brew. Experience the new quest, crafting station & much more starting now on March 13.” Wild Appalachia was first announced on Fallout 76’s 100 day anniversary, alongside the game’s two other major follow-up expansions for 2019, Nuclear Winter and Wastelanders.
Wild Appalachia includes two new quests and a game mode, as well as several features. The two quests, titled Shear Terror and Ever Upwards, offer new stories for you to pursue, with the former focusing on mythical monsters and the latter having you join the Pioneer Scouts and earning merit badges. The new game mode, called Survival, is a PvP variation of Fallout 76’s Adventure mode. Of all the new features, brewing and distilling your own Nukashine recipes is the most notable, but the expansion also includes a means for exchanging unwanted legendary gear for new legendaries and setting up your own store for you to sell items to other players.
Fallout 76’s two other 2019 expansions are scheduled for much later in the year, with Nuclear Winter launching in the summer and Wastelanders in the fall. Nuclear Winter unlocks a new Legendary status and abilities for players who are level 50, and opens up Vaults 94 and 96 as challenging Raids for you to tackle with your friends. Wastelanders introduces “a tale with true choice and consequences” that includes a new main quest, factions, events, and features.
In our Fallout 76 review, Edmond Tran wrote, “Bethesda has stated it intends to continue supporting the game for a long time, but at launch, Fallout 76 is a poor experience. There are echoes of the series’ admirable qualities, but look past that facade, past the cute Vault Boy animations, past the familiar radio tracks, and you’ll find no heart–just an inconsequential wasteland doomed to be nuked over and over again.”