A new patch is now available for Bethesda’s online RPG Fallout 76, ahead of the huge Wastelanders expansion launching on April 7. Update version 126.96.36.199 is 6 GB on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and under 1 GB on PC. Bethesda has now released the full patch notes detailing exactly what’s new and changed.
The patch makes some behind-the-scenes preparations for the upcoming Wastelanders expansion, and also fixes a number of bugs related to stability and performance; art and graphics; C.A.M.P., crafting, and workshops; and items. These include fixes for numerous crashes on all platforms, corrections to visual effects not appearing, and a fix for basic floor components consuming more C.A.M.P. budget than intended, among others.
Full patch notes for update version 188.8.131.52
General bug fixes
- Stability: Addressed multiple issues that could sometimes result in a crash when a world was under heavy load.
- Stability: Fixed an issue that could cause the PlayStation 4 client to crash after disconnecting while in-game.
- Stability: Addressed a UI issue that could cause the Xbox One game client to crash.
- Stability: Fixed a crash that could occur when reconnecting to the internet while running the Xbox One game client.
- Graphics: When entering Power Armor with the Nuka-Cola Dark paint, parts of the armor’s interior no longer appear see-through.
- Graphics: Corrected visual effects that were not appearing when firing and reloading a Black Powder Rifle with the Flintlock paint.
- Graphics: The Nuka-Cola Vending Machine will no longer continue to appear damaged after the owner has repaired it.
- Textures: When reloading and firing a Lever Action Rifle with the Starlet Sniper paint, bullets and casings now display the correct textures.
- Floors: Corrected an issue that caused basic floor objects to consume more C.A.M.P. budget than intended.
- Please Note: If you had lots of basic flooring in your C.A.M.P., you should notice a small boost to your available C.A.M.P. budget after today’s update.
- Lights: Added an alternate version of the Oval Holiday String Lights that can be mounted on walls.
- Please Note: If you already own the Oval Holiday String Lights, you will now be able to build both the wall and ceiling mounted versions. Players who unlock this item in the Atomic Shop in the future will also be able to build both versions.
- Misc.: The Scorchbeast Heart Specimen Capsule’s collision no longer persists in the world after the Capsule has been destroyed.
- Stairs: Addressed an issue that could prevent NPCs from going up or down the Nuka-Cola Metal Stairs.
- The Dragon: Applying the Nighthawk skin to The Dragon now correctly renames the weapon to The Nighthawk.
Fallout 76 will also be coming to Steam on April 7 when the Wastelanders expansion launches. The game famously bypassed Steam when it released in October 2018, instead opting to launch through Bethesda’s own launcher.
Wastelanders itself will launch on all platforms as a free update for everybody. The major content expansion finally adds fully-voiced NPCs to the multiplayer-focused RPG, and includes a brand-new main mission campaign to take on, either alone or with other players. Wastelanders also sees you meet and interact with competing factions, with your choices determining who ends up on top.
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