Bethesda have announced a new map for Fallout 76’s battle royale mode, Nuclear Winter. The map is scheduled to arrive today alongside a patch with the game going offline at 10:00 a.m. EDT, which is 3pm this afternoon for everyone in the (barely) United Kingdom.
The map reveal came via a transmission from ZAX, which you can read below. We will post the Patch 13 notes as soon as they are available.
Greetings, Overseer Candidate [INSERT NAME].
Despite the odds, you have managed to impress me.
I have no complaints about the current state of testing. Candidates continue to successfully eliminate one another, and I am certain that the perfect Overseer will soon be identified among your ranks. These results were unexpected.
Despite your success, I believe the testing process still requires alteration in order to be considered ideal. I believe a change of testing location will improve results.
My algorithms have identified Morgantown and the surrounding mountains as the most viable location for testing while Flatwoods is being cleaned of radioactive debris. I am interested in the effect that the urban centers in the Morgantown region will have on your behavior. Data suggests urban warfare was once a common practice among humans. I encourage you to pursue conflicts in downtown Morgantown and Grafton so that I may observe and gather data on Candidates’ battle tactics while in urban centers. I have provided ample weapons in these areas to help you eliminate your fellow Candidates.
I expect geographical features in the region like steep cliffs and a large body of water will also provide interesting challenges for Candidates. You may find it useful to equip perks that help with mobility and improve your performance in the water to make your testing experience in Morgantown as enjoyable as possible.
Candidates should be advised that the Morgantown area is home to predatory wildlife not found in the Flatwoods region. Colonies of hostile radscorpions have been observed attacking other lifeforms in the area without provocation. I expect they will eliminate many Candidates currently participating in testing.
While scanning the Morgantown region to assess its viability for testing, I discovered a small enclave of inactive RobCo Assaultrons from before the Great War. I have reactivated these Assaultrons and unleashed them on the Morgantown region to provide an example for Candidates of the speed and effectiveness with which Overseers should eliminate their enemies. Lucky Candidates may have a chance to watch the Assaultrons perform in combat, though I suggest doing so from a safe distance. I have not disabled the Assaultrons’ hostile functionality, and they will not hesitate to attack you.
I am eager to begin conducting tests in Morgantown as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued service to Vault-Tec and your willing participation in testing. Best of luck in the upcoming tests.