Fallout 76

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Bethesda
Developer: Bethesda
Release Date: Nov. 14, 2018

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'Fallout 76' (ALL) Rolls Out Locked & Loaded Update

by Judy on April 27, 2021 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT

Fallout 76 is an online prequel where every surviving human is a real person. Work together, or not, to survive. Under the threat of nuclear annihilation, you'll experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe.

Fallout 76 is an online prequel where every surviving human is a real person. Work together, or not, to survive. Under the threat of nuclear annihilation, you'll experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe.

Reclamation Day, 2102. Twenty-five years after the bombs fall, you and your fellow Vault Dwellers — chosen from the nation's best and brightest — emerge into post-nuclear America. Play solo or join together as you explore, quest, build, and triumph against the wasteland's greatest threats.


The Locked and Loaded update for Fallout 76 is now available, kicking off Season 4 and introducing a new Armor Ace themed Scoreboard.

On the new “Armor Ace in Cold Steel” Scoreboard, our intrepid defender of liberty heads north to square off against the fearsome Commissioner Chaos and his rogue band of robots, the Yukon Five. In what’s sure to be a battle for the ages, Armor Ace and the Power Patrol will go toe-to-toe with each of the Five, one-by-one. Will Armor Ace best the bots, or will the Commissioner deliver a knockout punch to our heroes? Be sure to rank up this Season to follow along with their frigid rivalry!

Season 4 features 100 ranks for you to achieve, and a broad assortment of rewards that you can claim when you rank-up during your Season journey. As the showdown between Armor Ace and Commissioner Chaos plays out on the Scoreboard, you’ll be able to unlock brand-new items that are making their debut as rewards, like Mannequins, Tadpole Badges, Sugar-free Nukashine, and Rad Ant Weight Lager. You’ll also be able to fill your arsenal with new Power Armor and Weapon skins, adorn your Appalachian abode with new C.A.M.P. items, and step into new cosmetic outfits. Here’s a rundown on some of the items we’ve forged for Season 4 that we’re excited to get into your hands:

  • Mannequins – Flaunt some of your favorite outfits with a set of male and female Mannequins for your C.A.M.P.
  • Power Armor – Align yourself with Commissioner Chaos by stepping into Yukon Five themed Power Armor paints.
  • Weapon Skins – Strike fear into your foes with the Death’s Breath Flamer Skin. You’ll also be able to earn new paints for the Gatling Plasma, Lever Action Rifle, and more.
  • C.A.M.P. Objects – Farm your very own Honey with the new Beehive. Then, dazzle your visitors with the Tree Branch Chandelier, new Wallpapers, Floors, and even a Gold Toilet!
  • Nuka-Cola Collectron – With this new bot in your CAMP, you won’t need to spend any more time scavenging the Wasteland for a refreshing Nuka-Cola.
  • Backpack Flairs – Show off your love for the Power Patrol by decorating your backpack with action figures of your favorite characters.
  • Tadpole Badges – Fill your Tadpole Scout Sash with even more badges by ranking up, and then turn them in at a Pioneer Scouts Vending Machine to claim Scout-themed rewards.
  • Sugar-Free Nukashine – All the benefits of everyone’s favorite party beverage, with none of the syrupy aftertaste (or sudden memory loss)!
  • Rad Ant Weight Lager – Take a swig of this buffed up brew to carry an additional 50 pounds for 30 minutes.

Many reward types that you’re already familiar with will be returning this Season, like consumables, in-game currencies, Atoms, Perk Card Packs, and more. Finally, we’ve once again added a few bonus rewards that Fallout 1st members can earn at certain Scoreboard milestones in addition to the standard rewards those ranks offer.

S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Loadouts

One of the most common requests from the community is now a reality. S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Loadouts enable players to completely reset a character’s S.P.E.C.I.A.L. attributes allowing for quick build overhauls. Beginning at level 25 players can create and save custom S.P.E.C.I.A.L. point allocations and Perk Card assignments, and then switch between them.

To swap Loadouts, edit Perk Cards, or S.P.E.C.I.A.L. points, simply visit a Punch Card Machine. Punch Card Machines can be built in C.A.M.P. or found at Train Stations around Appalachia to make changes on the go. Players can have up to two S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Loadouts per character.

C.A.M.P. Slots

Until now players were limited to 1 C.A.M.P. With C.A.M.P. Slots, players can build multiple different C.A.M.P.s, each with its own location, build budget, custom name, and even a unique map icon. Players can set 1 active C.A.M.P. at a time and easily switch among them using a new C.A.M.P. Builds widget or the C.A.M.P. icons on the map.

Managing inventory items for sale has also never been easier. Vending Machines now feature a large pool of item slots that are shared for every instance across all your C.A.M.P.s. Display Cases will be separate per C.A.M.P., allowing you to showcase different items at each one.

Season 4 – “Armor Ace in Cold Steel”

Season 4 kicks off today with a new Scoreboard and 100 ranks to achieve. As players complete quests, challenges, and events, they’ll advance along the Scoreboard and follow alongside Armor Ace as he embarks on a new seasonal adventure while claiming a ton of new rewards along the way. This season brings with it items that are making their debut as rewards, such as Mannequins, Tadpole Badges, Sugar-free Nukashine, and Rad Ant Weight Lager. Players can also expect new Power Armor and Weapon skins, new C.A.M.P. items, and new cosmetic outfits.

Key Features:

  • You will Emerge! Multiplayer finally comes to the epic, open-world RPG. Create your character with the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system and forge a path in an untamed wasteland with hundreds of locations. Whether you journey alone or with friends, a new Fallout adventure awaits. 
  • Mountain Splendorland! All-new graphics, lighting and landscape technology brings to life six distinct West Virginia regions. From the forests of Appalachia to the noxious crimson expanses of the Cranberry Bog, each region offers its own risks and rewards. Post-nuclear America has never looked so beautiful!
  • A New American Dream! Use the all-new Construction and Assembly Mobile Platform (C.A.M.P.) to build and craft anywhere in the world. Your C.A.M.P. provides much-needed shelter, supplies, and safety. You can even set up shop to trade goods with other survivors. Beware that not everyone will be neighborly.
  • The Power of the Atom! Go it alone or with fellow survivors to unlock access to the ultimate weapon: nuclear missiles. This destruction also creates a high-level zone with rare and valuable resources. Do you protect or unleash the power of the atom? The choice is yours.
  • B.E.T.A. (Break-It Early Test Application) Access! Pre-order and get access to the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A.

Fallout 76 is currently available for PS4, Xbox One and PC, backwards compatible with Xbox Series X|S and PS5.


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