blustrkr's Fallout 76: Wastelanders Review Xbox One


This is a really great FREE expansion for Fallout 76 and basically exactly what it needed! It adds just about everything you could want: NPCs, tons of branching dialogue, a bunch of new quests, lighting system tweaks, new music, new events, new settlements (with their own respective progression systems), new enemies, and more I'm probably forgetting to mention. I'm going to continue to update this review over the next couple weeks, because there's still just so much more to unpack.

The only thing I've noticed that keeps this free expansion from a perfect 10 would be that there is some weird NPC behavior like what you probably remember from Skyrim, Fallout 3/4, etc but it doesn't really affect the game too badly. There's also still the occasional disconnects (even with a solid internet connection...hmm), weird bugs or glitches, and a couple other minor annoyances like system performance sluggishness. Again, you can definitely get past all of this and enjoy the hell out of the game. I have personally enjoyed all of the time I've spent playing it, and look forward to more. As of the time of writing, I have spent about 15 hours on the expansion alone after well over 100 hours on the base game.

Again, I will be updating this more very soon. But at this moment, especially considering this is a very substantial free update, I would recommend taking another hard look at Fallout 76 if you were turned off a couple years back with the rocky launch. I can truly say this is the multiplayer Fallout experience everyone was looking for!

9/10

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seriesFallout
developerBethesda Game Studios
publisherBethesda Softworks
release date NAApril 14th, 2020
user score9/10