Fallout 76 Is Free And YES you should play it!
It seems like a lifetime ago that I tried the fallout 76 B.E.T.A. It was a tough time. The game was full of bugs and it didn’t really seem like there was much to do. It was lacking in storyline and had no NPC quest givers at all. Add to that other players could turn up and start shooting you in the face to generally ruin your already rubbish post-apocalypse life. And that was not all. There was also a survival element added to it. Now you need food and water, which you have to cook and boil (if you want to avoid radiation poisoning) I remember from the beta spending more time looking for water than fighting monsters!
Fast forward a couple of years and Bethesda have been heavily criticized for the handling of Fallout 76. From not fixing bugs to adding a premium subscription. They even got hacked and had the whole website changed at one point. BUT, the last couple of updates have been really good. NPC’s have been added, there is a weekly quest system to help you win Atoms (you can unlock gear with these) and a whole host of other exciting things to make it feel more like Fallout and less like Copout. What’s more, is that as of the 9th of July 2020 you can play it with all the free updates on Game Pass. I downloaded it last night and had a little run-around and I have to say that this is a much more familiar game now.
You can still build your own base, there are tons of areas to discover on the map and regular multiplayer events going on. By having the multiplayer aspect it allows you to go after some powerful creatures with your mates. This also yields bigger rewards! Yes, there is still a premium and sadly this is still 14 quid, which across a year works out at a fair chunk of caps. However, if you fancy a fun game and don’t want to pay-to-play, then the new updated Fallout is worth a go, and to be honest, if you are paying for Game Pass already you have nothing to lose!
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