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Being the first annual update, the expansion is slated to be massive, fundamentally changing the wasteland.
Set in 2103, one year after the opening of Vault 76 and the eradication of the Scorched Plague, new survivors begin flocking to Appalachia in search of a rumored treasure. As settlers and raiders alike scramble to find it, the residents of Vault 76 must choose sides in the brewing conflict.
Players can embark on a new main quest of choice and consequence, interact with characters and their unique stories, discover the faction settlements of Crater and Foundation, and collect powerful new weapons and armor.
Living human NPCs will be added to the game:
- Full dialogue system
- Faction reputation systems
- New random encounters
- ↑ New Wastelanders Release Date, Private Worlds, The Atomic Shop, and More
- ↑ Reveal trailer's description: "One year after the opening of Vault 76, other humans have returned to Appalachia."