We’ve been hard at work making final preparations to reopen the Public Test Server (PTS) for our next major game update, “Invaders from Beyond”. In this edition of Inside the Vault, we’re sharing a look at upcoming features and improvements that will be available for playtesting in the Test Server. We’ve also got details on this weekend’s “Hunt for the Treasure Hunter” event.
INVADERS FROM BEYOND UPDATE COMING TO THE PTS
A little later today, we’re planning to reopen the PTS so that you can share feedback with us on the “Invaders from Beyond” Update coming in March. We’re eager to hear your thoughts on an out-of-this-world new Seasonal Event, Fallout Worlds improvements, a new Public Event that’s planned for another update later this year, and more. Read on to catch additional details before you dive into playtesting.
“INVADERS FROM BEYOND” SEASONAL EVENT
Otherworldly interlopers are invading our skies and preying on our brainwaves! Every hour on the hour during this all-new Seasonal Event, an alien mothership will hover above a high-profile Appalachian location to deploy Brainwave Siphons. Disrupt their efforts by banding together with fellow humans to destroy any Siphons in the area and show the aliens who’s really the boss around these parts. When you do, you’ll have a chance to earn rare plans to craft new alien weaponry, as well as high-tech additions for your C.A.M.P.
We’ve also received reports that our curious visitors have been spotted at various Public Events, so be sure to keep your guard up as you adventure around Appalachia.
FALLOUT WORLDS IMPROVEMENTS
One of the top Fallout Worlds requests that we see from the community is for progress in Public and Custom Worlds to also count toward Adventure Mode. We’re pleased to let you know that, with the Invaders from Beyond Update, you will be able to continue your Season journey by earning S.C.O.R.E. from any non-repeatable Daily and Weekly Challenges you complete in Public and Custom Worlds.
Additionally, we’ve rustled up a variety of new settings for you to tinker with in Custom Worlds. Disable VATS versus other Dwellers, or turn it off entirely, make your enemies explode into a burst of confetti, allow C.A.M.P. objects to intersect with one another, and more!
“TEST YOUR METAL” PUBLIC EVENT
Please note: “Test Your Metal” is slated for a future patch that will arrive after the Invaders from Beyond Update. However, we’ve included it in this PTS to begin gathering early community input. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
The Brotherhood of Steel recently learned that the Rust Eagles, an offshoot of the Blood Eagles, have been cobbling together a regiment of deadly combat bots from spare parts they’ve scavenged. Scribe Valdez sent a Field Team to investigate the threat these bots pose by competing against them in the Rust Eagle Arena. If they’re going to come out on top, they’ll need a little more firepower—and that’s where you come in. Gear up and help the “Gladiators of Steel” emerge victorious over the Rust Eagles’ robot army. The more Gladiators who survive the Arena, the higher your chances to earn rare rewards, like the new Raider Robot Armor plan.
IT’S TIME TO HUNT FOR TREASURE HUNTERS!
Extraterrestrials may be arriving with our next patch, but they aren’t the only ones planning an invasion. Treasure Hunter Mole Miners are already digging their way up to the surface so they can plunder the Wasteland all weekend long. Track down Treasure Hunters in all regions of Appalachia and take them out to loot their Mole Miner Pails, which you can open to reclaim some of the riches they’ve scavenged. You can also visit your favorite Vendors to exchange Caps for Empty Mole Miner Pails. Take them to a Tinker’s Workbench to fill them up, and then open your freshly-crafted Mole Miner Pails to claim some more loot.
The Hunt for the Treasure Hunter event begins at 12:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 13, and it lasts until that same time on Monday, January 17.
Have a fantastic week, and until next time we’ll see you in Appalachia.