A massive Fallout 76 patch is on the way. Bethesda revealed this morning that the update should hit PCs at some point today, with console gamers expecting maintenance on December 13. The patch notes are absolutely exhausting. This 5GB update is fixing a ton of bugs and making a lot of tweaks, but settlement improvements and player options are the clear headliners.
The update highlights shine a light on some player-requested C.A.M.P. changes, including the ability to place objects on the ground, even if there’s a small stump, boulder, or piece of debris in the way. This should clear up some significant real-estate as players expand their settlements. After hitting a certain level cap, players will also be able to start respeccing their SPECIAL points.
Here’s a brief recap of the biggest changes coming in the new patch:
- C.A.M.P. Construction Improvements: Small obstructions will now be automatically removed when you place objects on top of them, allowing you to more easily build when and where you want.
- C.A.M.P. Placement Improvements: You will now be notified when you log into a world and your current C.A.M.P. location is occupied by another player. If you stay in that world, you can place your C.A.M.P. back down for free. If you decide not to place your C.A.M.P. and join a new world where your space is unoccupied, it will be automatically placed in its original spot.
- SPECIAL Re-speccing: Upon reaching level 51, and every level thereafter, you’ll be able to choose whether you want to unlock a new Perk Card or reallocate one SPECIAL point.
- Push-to-Talk: We’ve implemented a push-to-talk hotkey for Voice Chat on PC so that you can decide when to speak up and when to remain silent.
- New PC Settings: We’ve added Field of View and Depth of Field sliders so that you can further customize your view in-game.
- 21:9 Resolution Support: On PC, you can catch an even wider view from those gorgeous Appalachian vistas, because Fallout 76 now supports monitors that use 21:9 aspect ratios.
This is but a fraction of the additions and fixes coming this week as part of this patch. We said that the patch notes are exhausting, and we meant it. You can find the full notes here in Bethesda’s official post. Hopefully nothing breaks! You can check out our full review of the here.