Fallout 76 PTS Debuts Legendary Perks and a New Event

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on Friday, May 29, 2020 - 13:26
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The Fallout 76 PTS is back online and it's debuting three new features for players to experience! The Public Test Server is making its return with Legendary Perks, Public Teams, and an all-new event, and some more changes are coming to the game itself as well.

If you've been sleeping on Fallout 76, it's made some interesting changes and improvements in the last few weeks. The Wastelanders DLC finally made its debut and the game has launched on Steam as well.

Now, the developers are working on content for Update 20 — and they want the more enthusiastic members of the community to check it out on the Public Test Server.

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What's New on the Fallout 76 PTS?

The Fallout 76 Public Test Server is debuting three new features. Two of these new features are going to affect the way you play the game and the third is an interesting new public event for players to experience.

Legendary Perks

Legendary Perks are a new class of Perk Cards intended for high-level players. The first slot for Legendary Perks is unlocked at Level 50 and new ones will happen at future Level milestones; the devs give the example of Levels 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, and 300. Characters that are already higher in level will have access to the appropriate number of Legendary Perk slots.

Each Legendary Perk has 4 ranks which can be upgraded with Perk Coins; these coins can be earned by scrapping Perk Cards that you aren't using. Best of all, this feature is account-wide, so you can start a new character to experiment with all of the Legendary Park slots that you've earned right from the beginning.

Public Teams

Public Teams are essentially an ew party system that will help you complete activities together. The forum post notes that there are six types of teams and that you will gain increasingly-higher bonuses the longer you play with them. Unfortunately, it declines to go into specifics beyond that.

New Public Event: A Colossal Problem

Finally, a new public event called "A Colossal Problem" is debuting on the Fallout 76 PTS. This is going to be a serious challenge: teams of 8 players are recommended, and you can't even start the event until you've dropped a Nuke on Monongah Mine. The forum post advises that players on the PTS swing by Foundation and start the quest "Something Sentimental" to learn more about fighting the terrifying Wendigo Colossus.

You can read more about these upcoming features in the Fallout 76 PTS forum post.

Fasnacht Parade Extended

Although Update 20 is at least one month away, the devs haven't forgotten about the live game! Some hotfixes have been deployed and a double XP weekend is on the way, but that's not all.

Earlier this week, the Fasnacht Parade had to be delayed for a few days because of an issue. Now that it's been fixed, the event has been extended until June 9, 2020, to make up for the missing time.

There's never been a better time to get into Fallout 76! If you want to check out the PTS, it is right now exclusive to the PC Bethesda.net version of the game, although you can also just play the normal version of Fallout 76 on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. 

What do you think of the changes coming to the Fallout 76 PTS? What would you like to see in future updates? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!