Fallout 76 January Updates Detailed, Free Fallout Classic Gift Now Available

Fallout 76 January Updates Detailed, Free Fallout Classic Gift Now Available

More bug fixes and a free gift. What's not to like?

A new year, new Fallout 76. Or at least that's what Bethesda is hoping after a rocky launch. Two new updates are planned for later this month that will hopefully fix more bugs, create better balance in the game, and address additional complaints voiced by players.

The first patch is coming on January 14 and while Bethesda hasn't published any official patch notes yet, the patch will focus on improving performance and stability. The patch will address issues with specific Challenges and quests, fix a variety of Perks and weapons, and patch up some existing exploits.

A second patch is planned for the end of the month, though there's no specific release date for the second update. Like the first patch's quality of life fixes, this update will make amendments to the number of plans Vendors have available, fix some Legendary mods, and deal with some Perks issues.

Since its launch back in November 2018, Fallout 76 players have encountered bugs, crashes, and all manners of issues. There's also the lack of any robust endgame to keep players occupied. Bethesda promised to keep updating and improving the game, and that effort is continuing into the new year.

As a thank you to fans for playing Fallout 76 beyond just the beta, Bethesda announced that it would be gifting fans copies of the Fallout Classic Collection (Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics) for free. The Fallout Classic Collection is now available to redeem on PC. Here's how:

  • Download and run the Bethesda launcher for PC
  • Sign in to Bethesda.net with your account credentials
  • Install the Fallout Classic Collection titles from the Games menu.

Bethesda is teasing even bigger updates for Fallout 76 in the future, but until then, the studio will continue to make bug fixes and other improvements. For more, check out our Fallout 76 guide for tips, walkthroughs, and other important info for your time in Appalachia.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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