Fallout 76 players will soon return to The Pitt. Already confirmed from this year’s Roadmap, Bethesda confirmed the coming expansion in today’s Xbox showcase.
The Pitt originally appeared as a DLC for Fallout 3. In this add-on, vault dwellers journeyed to Pittsburgh to take out the raiders that were terrorizing the former industrial heartland of America. It looks like things will be generally following the same lines in Fallout 76, with plenty of raiders to kill, monsters to shoot, and robots to hack with a chainsaw.
As with all Fallout 76 expansions, Expeditions: The Pitt will add new enemies, new characters, and new rewards for former vault inhabitants brave enough to venture outside Appalachia. The expansion will also introduce missions for the first time.
Expeditions: The Pitt comes to Fallout 76 on September 22. After The Pitt comes Nuka-World On Tour, adding new public events, a region boss public event, and more season 11 goodies.
Former Fallout 76 QA testers also recently made headlines thanks to a report from Kotaku alleging extreme crunch conditions leading up to the game’s disastrous launch. Bethesda reportedly enforced 10-hour shifts six days a week and even timed employee bathroom breaks. It still wasn’t enough to get Fallout 76 ready, necessitating employees be transferred over from Starfield and Redfall, delaying both games. Things didn’t get much better after Fallout 76 was released, with many employees suffering burnout and leaving the company.
While Fallout 76 has come a long way from its 2018 launch, it remains to be seen if things have improved at Bethesda’s QA department.
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