Fallout 76 has, following its rather rocky release, become a bit of a symbol for shifty and incomplete triple-A game releases with its incredible array of bugs, and Bethesda's interesting design decisions. A bit of a case study in how not to do a game-as-a-service, some could say.
Fallout 76 2019 roadmap has recently been revealed by Bethesda, with some fairly detailed and curious-sounding features and content coming this year. While it's not entirely clear whether this will be enough to bolster Fallout 76's reputation, Bethesda is certainly not dropping the game, either.
What is the Fallout 76 2019 Roadmap Announcing?
"Thanks to your continuous feedback, we have been able to fix many of the top issues and have made numerous improvements to the game," says Bethesda. The post continues by citing an interesting statistic playtime statistic "We’re thrilled by how much everyone is playing, with an average time of 4 hours a day." This is rather unexpected, but curious to think about.
Essentially, Bethesda says that the team is dedicated to fixing the game up and introducing more new stuff to the mix than you could shake a stick at. The game's major content releases are apparently grouped up in three major content updates: Wild Appalachia, Nuclear Winter, and Wastelanders.
Fallout 76 Wild Appalachia is coming in Spring, and will add Survival Mode and a number of horrid new cryptid enemies to contend with. Expect lots of new quests and the addition of a new Legendary Vendor, too, as well as other assorted items, features, and events.
Fallout 76 Nuclear Winter will, ironically enough, come out in the Summer, and will add another new game mode: Nuclear Winter. This content update will also open up Vault 94 and Vault 96, as well as implementing a prestige system of some sort. Finally, Fallout 76 Wastelanders is essentially an unknown at this point, but we do know that it will bring about an entirely new main questline, so there's that.
Stay tuned for more information as we receive it!