Fallout 76’s Wastelanders update is set to be the biggest shakeup in the maligned online game’s history, promising actual NPCs to talk to instead of endlessly roaming the unpopulated wastes. The release date was set to April 7th, but in a new update, Bethesda has shared that there will be a small delay due to their workers having to work remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak:
While disappointing for those that have been waiting so long for the update, it’s perfectly understandable and reasonable for it to face a slight delay to the 14th of April. As we adapt to the new realities that the pandemic has given us, sacrifices have to be made in order to ensure everyone’s safety.
When the 14th rolls around, we’ll see just how much this expansion invigorates Fallout 76 and if it manages to repair a bit of the game’s tarnished reputation. While it’s the butt of many jokes right now, we should still give Bethesda the chance to pull it back, fix their mistakes and give us an experience in line with what our expectations were when the game first launched.