Repair Kits Added To Fallout 76, And Microtransactions Are Tied To Unlocking Them
Player vending has been delayed as well.
Fallout 76 now has repair kits--a long requested item for the game. Though they can be earned in-game, it seems as if the easiest way to unlock them is via real world money.
The kits are designed to repair weapons and armor without needing to waste resources. "Repair Kits are new utility items that will help you spend more time looting and shooting, and less time toiling away at a workbench fixing your gear," Bethesda wrote in the latest Inside the Vault blog post. "We've received lots of requests for Repair Kits, and we're excited to add them in the weeks following Patch 8."
Patch 8 adds two types of repair kits: basic and improved. Basic kits are single-use and repairs any one item to 100% condition. You'll be able to unlock them in the in-game Atomic Shop with Atoms--Fallout 76's microtransactions that can be bought with real money or earned by completing challenges. Improved kits are also single-use, but they repair a single item to 150% condition, allowing them to last much longer than they normally would. The improved repair kits can only be earned for completing in-game content, such as defeating the Scorchbeast Queen.
Following Patch 8, more of Fallout 76's Wild Appalachia expansion will release on April 16. A new dungeon, called The Burrows, will be unlocked for you to explore with a squad of other players. Bethesda plans on releasing further details about the The Burrows during next week's Inside the Vault, but promises the dungeon will be a "daunting new subterranean battleground." Next week's Inside the Vault will reveal more details about Fallout 76's upcoming in-game camera and memory book features too, which brings a new quest and challenges on April 16.
Player vending, which allows you to set up your own store to sell items to others, has been delayed. No longer coming in Patch 8, player vending is now scheduled for Patch 9, which is currently expected to release sometime in May.
Wild Appalachia is the first of three large content drops scheduled for Fallout 76 in 2019. Nuclear Winter, coming this summer, brings a new game mode and features to Fallout 76, along with a new prestige system and two challenging raids. This fall, Wastelanders adds a story expansions that includes a new main questline, factions, events, and features.
Fallout 76 is available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
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