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The latest development update for Bethesda’s multiplayer survival RPG Fallout 76 lists some upcoming changes to the game’s recently introduced Ammo Converter. It also mentions Fallout 76’s recent Xbox Game Pass launch, a new PTS update, and more. Check it out:
Welcome to another Inside the Vault! This week, we’re sharing info on upcoming changes for the Ammo Converter, we’re kicking off a new phase of PTS play testing, as well as a new Purveyor Legendary Sale, and we’re welcoming Xbox Game Pass members to Fallout 76. Read on to catch all the details.
UPCOMING AMMO CONVERTER IMPROVEMENTS
We’ve been reading community feedback about the Ammo Converter after we released it as a rank-up reward in The Legendary Run. We’re pleased to let you know that we are planning to bring improvements to it in our next major patch.
The Ammo Converter was originally intended to help you exchange the ammo you looted during a play session for your preferred ammo type. When the Ammo Converter launched with the start of Season 1, however, we saw that it wasn’t meeting the needs of our late-game players. Many of them had thousands of rounds of ammunition banked, and exchanging it for something else became a slow and tedious process. We are looking to make the following changes to help smooth out the experience of getting the ammo you need from the Converter:
We hope these adjustments will help those of you with lots of ammo in storage to swap it more effectively once our next update arrives.
- More Ammo Per Exchange: We’re adding options to buy and sell 10x and 100x the normal amounts of ammo so that you can exchange larger stacks more quickly.
- Fewer Button Presses: Buying and selling is being incorporated directly into the terminal page for each ammo type, which means there will be one less screen for you to click through when exchanging your ammo. Combined with the increased exchange amounts above, you will be able to convert more ammo with less flipping through terminal menus.
- Increased AmmoPoints Cap: You will be able to save up many more AmmoPoints for a rainy day, because we’re increasing the maximum amount you can store from 2,000 to 100,000.
FALLOUT 76 NOW AVAILABLE VIA XBOX GAME PASS
As of today, Fallout 76 is officially available through Xbox Game Pass! Xbox Game Pass Console members are now able to play Fallout 76 for free on Xbox One, Game Pass for PC members can take on the Wasteland through the Windows 10 Store, and Game Pass Ultimate members can play using Xbox One or Windows 10 PC.
We’d like to give a very warm welcome to those of you who will be stepping into Appalachia for the first time today. If you’re one of our more experienced adventurers, we hope you will keep an eye on Vault 76 and lend a hand to these new Dwellers who are fresh out of the Vault.
To catch additional details about the Windows 10 Store version of Fallout 76 you can read last week’s Inside the Vault, and you can learn more about Xbox Game Pass by heading here.
TRY “A COLOSSAL PROBLEM” IN THE PTS!
We just re-opened the Public Test Server (PTS) with Update 21 so that you can do some play testing, report bugs, and share your feedback with us before we release the patch in August. While Update 21 primarily includes bug fixes, we’ve also re-enabled the new Public Event “A Colossal Problem” in the PTS.
Since “A Colossal Problem” requires a nuke to begin, we’ve added automated nuke launches to the PTS. Starting at 12:00 p.m. ET each day, a nuke will automatically drop on Monongah Mine. A new one will launch every four hours after that, so you can better coordinate and team up with other players as you head into the depths of the mine.
We also re-enabled Legendary Perks in the PTS, which brings 15 new Legendary Perk Cards and design changes we’ve implemented since that system was last available for play testing. While Legendary Perks will not be included in Update 21, we would greatly appreciate your feedback as we continue to work on them.
If you own Fallout 76 on PC through the Bethesda.net launcher, we would love to hear your thoughts on “A Colossal Problem” and Legendary Perks. If you participate and have feedback or bug reports you’d like to share with us, please visit the PTS forum.
PURVEYOR LEGENDARY SALE STARTS TODAY!
Purveyor Murmrgh is kicking off a new Legendary Sale a little later today that will allow you to buy legendary weapons and armor for 25% off her usual prices. If your Legendary Scrips have been burning a hole in your pocket, then this weekend is the perfect time to head to the Purveyor’s shop at the Rusty Pick in the Ash Heap and pick up some shiny new gear for your collection. Check out the Legendary Sale details below and be sure to pay Murmrgh a visit over the next few days.
LEGENDARY SALE DATES AND TIMES:
In case you missed it, we also recently released our Community Calendar for summer. Give it a read to stay on top of upcoming events like double XP bonuses, S.C.O.R.E. bonuses, Purveyor sales, and more. Until next time, we’ll see you in the Wasteland!
- Event Start: 12:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 9
- Event End: 12:00 p.m. ET on Monday, July 13