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Fallout 76 to Finally Get Human NPCs and a Battle Royale Mode

Fallout 76

At Bethesda’s E3 press conference, the publisher announced that Fallout 76 will finally a few of the things that players have been asking for since the game’s launch. Human NPCs and a brand new storyline will be coming to the game in the Wastelanders update, while a battle royale mode (for some reason) will be coming to the game in the Nuclear Winter update for Fallout 76.

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Both of these updates will be completely free to Fallout 76 players. Speaking about free, Fallout 76 has a free trial kicking off today on all platforms and this free trial will run until 17 June. There’s much to love about the planned content for Fallout 76 and I will probably return to the game once the content drops, especially since the Wastelanders update has a new main quest with player choice and consequences, as well as human NPCs with diverse dialogue options and unique stories to tell.

Check out a description and video for both the free Fallout 76 content updates below as per the Bethesda Blog.


People are returning to Appalachia in the massive free Wastelanders update! Year one of Fallout 76 was all about the opening of Vault 76 and players settling the Wasteland. In Year two, other humans are returning to reclaim Appalachia. That’s right – human NPCs are coming to Fallout 76! This huge update introduces a new main quest full of choices and consequences, and a lot of memorable characters with unique stories for you to interact with.


Factions of Raiders and Settlers aim to make the world their own and claim a rumored fortune. Who you side with is up to you, and your choices will determine their fates. Both the Settlers and the Raiders will present you with unique companions, stories and plenty of new weapons and armor to earn. Wastelanders will fundamentally change the way you experience Fallout 76, and it’s set to arrive in fall of 2019.

Nuclear Winter

All of the nukes being dropped on Appalachia have given life to a massive nuclear storm, and you’re stuck in the middle of it. Nuclear Winter is upon us, and this is the setting of Fallout 76’s new 52-player PvP mode. Nuclear Winter handles the battle royale genre in a way that only Fallout can, and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.


From Perks and Nukes to Wild Appalachian creatures and C.A.M.P.s, Nuclear Winter is a very S.P.E.C.I.A.L. take on a familiar gameplay mode. Scavenge for weapons, supplies and nukes as you face off against your fellow players in the fight for the right to become the Overseer of Vault 51. Will you be the last one standing?

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What do you think about the free content planned for Fallout 76? Let us know in the comment section below.


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Wessel is Glitched Africa's Resident Afrikaans Guy (RAG) with a passion for all things esports, cats and gaming in general. Dota 2 addict, Dark Souls veteran and all around geek.

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