After three long months with nothing, Bethesda has finally revealed the 2021 roadmap for Fallout 76. In fairness, they probably waited until the Microsoft deal was a sure thing before moving forward on anything for fear that plans would be impacted. It doesn’t matter though, because now we know what’s coming to the game over the course of 2021. I’m sure it’s all anticipation, but I’m incredibly excited to pick this game up again after months of leaving it alone. Seasons didn’t really do it for me, but this content roadmap has a lot that I’ve been waiting to explore in Fallout 76, so I’m in.
First, we have season 4. This brings a plethora of changes to the game, many of which are long overdue. It’s definitely more of a quality of life update though. It’s good that it’s coming out, and the new season pass will be fun to burn through, but outside of that I’m all about season 5 as the real start of year 3 for Fallout 76.
In season 5, we get more content associated with the Brotherhood of Steel. The conclusion of the questline for these guys will finally be added to the game, and we’ll all be helping to shape the future of the Appalachian Wasteland. This is also when new locations are being added, something that all players have been waiting for ever since the game first launched.
Season 6 will introduce a new change to the way worlds work. That’s all the information we have. The image for this includes a radiation symbol, so I wonder if the world will be shifted forward in time again as it was in the Wastelanders update. This could see a new age for Fallout 76 begin.
Finally, season 7 brings aliens to the forefront. New legends are being added, which means new cryptids, and I think everyone has been eager to explore the aliens side of the Fallout universe more ever since we first went up to a ship in Fallout 3. This whole year is pretty exciting, and it looks like Bethesda is doubling down on adding things to do that players enjoy. Hopefully, they don’t let us down with lackluster content.