Fallout 76 players are about to venture into new territory. This September, the Expeditions update takes players to a dangerous place outside the wild confines of Appalachia: The Pitt!
Built on what remains of pre-war Pittsburgh, The Pitt is a dangerous place. The local Union faction is under siege from all sides as bloodthirsty Raiders and once-human trog beasts close in, so gather your friends, pack your best gear, and prepare…it’s time to go on a rampage. Expedition.
get ready and get out
“Expedition quests are random, repeatable story-driven quests on the scale of our most epic final quests, like the Vault 79 raid at the end of Wastelanders,” explains Steve Massey, lead designer for Fallout 76 Expeditions. a new mission module system that allows us to easily randomize and rework mission objectives so that each mission feels truly unique and fits seamlessly into the overall mission story.”
Players can tackle missions alone or in a group with up to four people, either with friends or using the new Expedition Public Teams feature included in the update. Players can earn a unique item plan once a week by completing an Expedition, as well as collect Stamps to claim specific items from the reward pool. Players can also earn repeatable rewards including Legendary Items, Vouchers, Treasure Notes, and even an entirely new method of obtaining Legendary Modules.
return to the pit
Of course, Expeditions is much more than valuable loot. Expeditions allows Fallout fans to visit The Pitt for the first time since the 2009 bonus DLC for Fallout 3. With Fallout 76 set before the events of Fallout 3, Expeditions offers exciting replayable quests, but also gives players the opportunity to truly explore Pittsburgh. in a fascinating era of Fallout lore, seeing the city in a new light…and anticipating the darkness to come.
“The team was passionate about allowing players to explore other parts of the Fallout universe outside of Appalachia in this unique time period, just a few decades after the Great War,” continues Massey. “The Pitt was an obvious choice for the first city I visited, because in Fallout 3 it was such a bleak and unforgiving landscape that you wonder, ‘How did things get so bad?’” Going forward, the Expeditions format also gives us the opportunity to take players to entirely new places in the Fallout universe that no existing game has touched before.”
Go alone or with a team, just be prepared
While any player can join an Expedition alone or in a group, be careful: it can be dangerous. It’s suggested that you first reach level 50 or higher for the best experience entering The Pitt, with greater challenges awaiting solo explorers than those who bring a few friends.
“Like other high-level story-driven missions in the game, Expedition missions have combat tuned to be satisfying, but not too harsh,” says Massey. “Players should come well equipped, but all enemies drop relevant ammo and Stimpaks to help them stay on the field.” Do you want to play with someone on a different level? Nothing to worry about: Like other game content, enemies during Expeditions scale based on the player’s level. “A low-level player can tag along with a high-level friend on a mission and both of them will experience an appropriate level of difficulty,” says Massey.
Improvements for new players
Speaking of newer players, the Expedition update also includes other improvements to the game, such as adjusted starting gear and other additions that benefit fresh-faced vault dwellers just entering Appalachia.
“The Whitespring Resort has been completely renovated into a player hub called the Whitespring Refuge,” says Massey. “Players will participate in Refuge Daily Quests, experience a new random encounter system, and repair/buy/craft just about anything in-game they want in the lower Whitespring Mall area. Additionally, the update comes with a ton of changes to the frequently requested quality of life, including the ability to fast travel directly into frequently visited places like The Whitespring and The Rusty Pick without spending any Caps.
That’s the scoop on Expeditions: now is the time to train. Dive into Fallout 76 and explore, build, and communicate with players in your own piece of post-nuclear West Virginia today! The Expedition Update arrives free for Fallout 76 players this September and is playable on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 systems. Until then, see you in (and soon, out) Appalachia!