Fallout 76 will have a limited trial for this weekend, from May 14 to 18.
Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic MMORPG is trying to create interest after their Wastelanders update. Bethesda’s Fallout 76 experienced years upon years of ridicule for its many mishaps.
With the newest Wastelanders expansion, the game changed so much of its gameplay. The publishers are trying to encourage people to give them a chance with their renewed content.
FO76 is now available on Steam, and the trial runs 12PM EDT of May 14 to 12PM EDT May 18.
Wastelander update gives FO76 a total overhaul
Much of the new gameplay with FO76 comes from its new Wastelander update. The expansion added much-needed content missing from the game. It also resolves many of the problems that fans had with the entire experience.
It's a whole new Appalachia. ????
Starting Thursday – May 14th through May 18th, come experience all that #Wastelanders has to offer during #Fallout76's free to play weekend. pic.twitter.com/O9IGSysB7K
— Fallout (@Fallout) May 13, 2020
The new update now lets you play with human NPC factions missing for the most of the online game. There are also more ways to build bases and enjoy the game by yourself or with friends.
For people who own the game, players will also get double XP this weekend throughout its duration. This double XP takes away a lot of the grind sessions that trial players will do.
Is Fallout 76 experience worth the try? It depends on how interested fans are. New players likely can’t use past experiences as the basis for their expected gameplay.
Bethesda botched 76 in its first few years
Fallout was among the most promising titles of the last few years. Right after Bethesda acquired the IP from Black Isle Studios (now Obsidian), the company revolutionized the game.
Moving from its isometric RPG roots, the company moved it towards an FPS RPG experience. For the longest time, the games were single-player experiences. FO76 was the odd entry.
Fallout became an online experience, taking the base-building aspects of Fallout 4 and marrying them with team quests. This was a winning formula, with so many waiting for the release of 76 before launch.
The game did not endear itself, even to a rabidly faithful fanbase. The post-apocalyptic foray into West Virginia had too many problems for its own good. The game world was empty, buggy, and had glitches so bad people started losing items.
Even then, Fallout 76 is on the rebound and deserves a second chance. For fans looking to dip their toes in West Virginia’s irradiated waters, the trial weekend will be useful.
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