Fallout 76 Update - PTS News and Incoming Hotfix

Steel Dawn, this year’s final content update for Fallout 76, will be launching in a few months, and as such, some of its features will soon be making their way to the Public Test Server. The latest development update for the multiplayer survival RPG expands on that, mentions an upcoming hotfix for the game, and talks about the ongoing Meat Week event. Check it out:


In last week’s Inside the Vault, we shared a look at what’s headed your way through December with an updated Roadmap and Community Calendar. The Steel Dawn Update is coming toward the end of this year, and it will bring new features, quests, and more to the game. We’re excited to get a head start on hearing what you think about what’s next for Fallout 76, so we’re planning to kick off our next iteration of the Public Test Server (PTS) next week with our new C.A.M.P. Shelters feature. Initially, Steel Dawn quest content will not be available in the PTS, though we plan to add it in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you may encounter a few NPCs who have temporary “Robovoice.” Read on to learn more about C.A.M.P. Shelters play testing.

Building in Fallout 76 is an area of the game that we know many of you are passionate about. We often hear requests from the community to give players more opportunities to construct awesome creations, and C.A.M.P. Shelters are going to do just that. All you’ll need to do is build the door to your Shelter in your C.A.M.P. You’ll then gain access to an instanced underground location with a separate build budget from your main C.A.M.P. that you can build in to your heart’s content.

Shelters will come in varying sizes, layouts, and styles, and we’re looking to playtest three different types in this upcoming version of the PTS. You can have one of each type in your C.A.M.P., and each will have its own budget. We’re also going to remove material requirements in the PTS, so that you can let your inner interior designer run wild without needing to spend time hunting for components.

As mentioned above, Shelters will be the only new content available in the PTS at first, so that we can focus play testing, feedback, and bug reports on that feature. In the weeks that follow, we’re planning to bring additional content to the Test Server, like new Steel Dawn quests, so that you can share even more thoughts with us about the Steel Dawn Update prior to release. Keep an eye on Fallout.com next week for more details about the PTS, including the start date.


Last week’s One Wasteland Update brought some significant changes to Fallout 76 with the addition of Daily Ops, Legendary Perks, a new Season, and of course, One Wasteland. We’ve been reading a lot of community feedback since we released One Wasteland, including the thoughts you’ve shared with us about mid-level characters facing a more difficult Appalachia following the update. We agree that the mid-game has become a bit tougher, and so we’re performing a balance pass on many mid-level creatures to help smooth out difficulty jumps in combat for these players. Not every creature needs adjustments. However, some will have their health, damage, or resistances tweaked, while others will receive tuning in two or all three of those areas.

Overall, these changes will help improve the experience for characters on the road to level 50, and we really appreciate all of the great feedback you’ve been posting since patch day. We’re currently aiming to release this hotfix next Tuesday, September 29, and it will include a few bug fixes in addition to the One Wasteland adjustments.


In case you missed it, Grahm and Chally have returned to the Forest to bid farewell to summer with a second round of the Meat Week Seasonal Event, which began on Tuesday. Help them grill up a mighty feast by attending Primal Cuts events throughout Appalachia to score some Prime Meat. Then, bring it to Grahm’s Meat-Cook every hour at the top of the hour near Vault 76 to turn it in for Legendary Scrip. While you’re there, you may as well mingle with your fellow Dwellers, and lend Grahm a hand with throwing his cookout for everyone. The more successful the party, the better your chances at rare rewards.

Meat Week will conclude at 12:00 p.m. ET on Monday, September 28, so be sure to take part in the protein-packed celebration by then. We’ll see you in the Wasteland!