The Fallout 76 Refrigerator was quietly buffed in a recent patch, ultimately making one of the more contentious Atom Shop items a heck of a lot more useful.
Fallout 76 is a live service game and that means it has more than its fair share of cosmetics and premium items that players can buy. One of these items is the Refrigerator, a special storage unit that's perfect for preserving your food.
Most of the items in the Fallout 76 Atom Shop are cosmetic, but the debut of the Refrigerator in 2019 didn't exactly go over well with fans, largely because it actually had a built-in effect: any items put into the fridge would have a 50% slower spoilage rate. Now, a Redditor has noticed that the Fallout 76 Refrigerator was quietly buffed in a recent patch.
The Fallout 76 Refrigerator Just Got a Massive Buff
As highlighted on Reddit, the Fallout 76 Refrigerator appears to have gotten a massive buff. /u/Final_Render notes that the fridge used to hold only 15 items; now, it appears to hold 150. However, a comment in that Reddit submission notes that this buff isn't what it seems.
"It hasn't been buffed," read a comment from /u/d_chec. "You always had the ability to store that many, it was just split over multiple refrigerators. It just works like vendors now. Previously you could build x number of refrigerators that held something like 30 (I don't remember the exact number) items each. Now they just pull from one shared inventory so you really only need one."
What does this mean? Previously, attaining the maximum amount of Fallout 76 Refrigerator inventory would require placing multiple items. Now, it appears that you only have to place a single fridge and you'll have access to the maximum amount of inventory. You can keep your post-apocalyptic food nice and chilled by buying Fallout 76 on PC and consoles starting at $39.99 or your regional equivalent.
What do you think of the changes to the Fallout 76 Refrigerator? Would you like to see this item function more like the food vendors in the game? Let us know in the comments below!