Following the release of free major update Wastelanders, Bethesda’s Fallout 76 is getting a free weekend. It starts today at 12 PM EDT and ends on May 18th at the same time. So you can download the game for free on Steam, create a new character and effectively immerse yourself in Appalachia (bugs and all).
With the release of Wastelanders, the main quest has seen some tuning. Players will be acquainted with the new human NPCs almost immediately, though you’ll still have to perform a number of the game’s menial tasks before engaging directly with the new factions. If you can survive the grind, then there are two factions to align with – Settlers or Raiders – along with a hunt for treasure to embark on.
Fallout 76’s Wastelanders also brings new weapons, faction quests, a Reputation System, the return of the classic dialogue system and more. Different decisions will impact your experience with skill checks coming into play. For more details on whether it’s worth walking these country roads, check out our review for Fallout 76: Wastelanders here.