Bethesda has revealed the Fallout 76 roadmap for 2022, and there are some exciting surprises in store. This year, you'll get to take on alien invaders, go on an excursion out of Appalachia, and battle homicidal automata to the death, plus plenty more.
What's in the 2022 Fallout 76 roadmap?
After the final Fallout 76 update in 2021 brought in new Mothman-related content and some much-needed quality-of-life improvements, Bethesda is now looking to 2022. First up, in spring, Fallout 76 is getting a major alien invasion event with Invaders From Beyond. It'll add new public event takeovers, random encounters to find, a new seasonal event, and plenty more, as well as the advent of Fallout 76 Season 8. There's also another update coming to the Fallout Worlds system (after a major, long-awaited update last September) that adds the chance to earn S.C.O.R.E. for daily and weekly challenges, as well as new C.A.M.P. settings, VATS disabling, and new perks.
Looking ahead, the Test Your Metal event in summer lets you battle deadly automatons and prove your...well, mettle. It'll bring more public events, as well as Season 9's content updates and improvements. Summer also brings improvements to the Fallout 1st subscription service including exclusive challenges, the chance to earn more S.C.O.R.E., and board ranks. In fall, you'll get to venture beyond Appalachia to Pittsburgh (or The Pitt, as Fallout lore would have it), for the chance to take on new Missions, meet new NPCs, and take on Fallout 3's Trog enemies. Looks like that datamined Washington DC expedition will have to wait. Finally, in winter, Nuka World is going on tour, bringing another new content season, as well as more public events and a spicy region boss to tackle.
Is Fallout 76 worth playing now?
If you kept up with Fallout 76's rather disastrous launch, you might be wondering if the game is worth playing after more than three years of content updates. Players seem to be sticking with Fallout 76 now; 2020's Wastelanders update brought NPCs and more improvements, adding many features players had complained were absent from the original game. Since launch, Bethesda has been beavering away at updates and content patches, and while they haven't all gone off without a hitch, it looks like the game is in a more agreeable state now than it was back in 2018, at least.
Time will tell what the future holds for Fallout 76 beyond this roadmap. We'll likely get more information on each of the coming updates as we near their release windows. Until then, you can grab Fallout 76 right now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It's also playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility. Here's hoping Bethesda can keep up the momentum of these updates and deliver the multiplayer survival experience its fans have wanted from day one.