The upcoming Wastelanders update will bring conversation to the Wasteland!
FLEX YOUR SOCIAL SKILLS IN WASTELANDERS
For the last year, you’ve been working to rebuild America and beat back the Scorched plague with very limited human contact. Now, the time has come to brush up on your Charisma. People are about to return to Appalachia in droves, and you’re going to need to rely on your conversational prowess if you want to get to know your new neighbors.
Whether you want to learn about what life is like outside of Appalachia, warn others about the dangers you’ve encountered since you left the Vault, or just make a few new friends, the dialogue system coming with the Wastelanders update is going to play a crucial role as you navigate this next chapter in your survival story.
CHOOSE YOUR WORDS WISELY
Whenever you’re chatting up your favorite Ally, a Faction leader, or one of the many other characters you will meet during your adventures, you will be able to choose from a variety of response options. The words you employ during your conversations with others can, at times, be even more powerful than your favorite weapons. The decisions you make may help you forge alliances, find an alternate way to get something done, or even have an impact on your reputation with the Settlers or the Raiders.
The new faces in town aren’t the only ones who are interested in having discussions with you. We’ve also revisited some of our existing NPCs, like Rose, MODUS, and others to outfit them with dialogue. While the quests they send you on will be the same as they are in the base game, we hope that your interactions with them along the way will feel more flavorful and fun than before.
Don’t forget, as a Vault Dweller, you’re S.P.E.C.I.A.L.! Depending on how you’ve allocated points into your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. attributes, you will sometimes find you can pull off conversational feats that others cannot. For example, , you may be able to convince someone to give you a weapon, find solutions to problems more quickly, or know just what to say to ease tensions during a tough moment.
TAKE CONTROL OF THE CONVERSATION
As part of the dialogue system, we’ve also added a few controls that can help you make the most out of your conversations with other characters. You can keep track of everything that’s said using the new History option at the bottom of the screen. This can be toggled on or off to show up to eight rows of dialogue subtitles at any given time. If you’re replaying a conversation, or just want to get to your responses more quickly, you can Skip each of an NPC’s individual lines to help speed things along. Finally, you can adjust the camera angle during your conversations whenever you’d like to get a better view of the person you’re speaking with.
Quick heads-up on a couple of things taking place this weekend:
> It's Double XP time! Make twice the progress from now through until 17:00 (UK) on Monday.
> The Bethesda Game Days event is underway and at 19:00 (UK) tonight there will be a live discussion and play of the upcoming Wastelanders update. Watch via Twitch by clicking here.
There are some big changes coming with the Wastelanders update. New people, new quests, new areas, redeveloped areas... this is change I'd say is on a par with the huge changes made to No Man's Sky. I think the changes will attract players who enjoyed Fallouts 3 and 4 but were perhaps put off by the multiplayer-styed gameplay that was in 76 at launch. The proof will be in the play, but it seems that the game will bring something to people looking for the benefits from a single player experience, whilst also offering more to do in team-up challenges as well.
It's pretty exciting! Will post the video and the new roadmap once it's available.
jawa4 wrote:...There are some big changes coming with the Wastelanders update... Will post the video and the new roadmap once it's available.
Here it is!
Meanwhile, I spent quite a lot of time moving and rebuilding my camp in a new location today. I tried out an Acid resource extraction point for the first time and... well, although it was cool to try something different, I'm just not so happy with the area and my camp.
So tomorrow I'm gonna start afresh back at a riverside location .
jawa4 wrote:...There are some big changes coming with the Wastelanders update...
The Wastelanders update has been delayed due to the Bethesda team's processes being impacted by the coronavirus. The good news, though, is that it is planned to arrive just one week later than scheduled, with 14 April being the new launch date!
Bethesda wrote: WASTELANDERS RELEASE UPDATE
Like others around the world, we’re dealing with the critical situation that’s currently affecting so many of us. For the safety of everyone, we have transitioned to remote work, and are limiting our in-person interactions.
This has obviously changed the way we work, but rest assured that critical services for all our live games are fully operating.
However, this has affected our ability to do the final testing we need for Wastelanders and we must move the release date a week, from April 7 to April 14. We’ve done everything we can to minimize the delay and can’t wait for everyone to play. A special thanks to all our Private Test Server players for all your help.
We know this is a stressful time, and we can’t thank you enough for all the support you’ve given each other and us. We’re humbled to have such an incredible community that has stuck with us through ups and downs. It means the world to us, especially in times like this.