Welcome back to Inside the Vault! Update 20 is still over a month away, but we’re making some adjustments to our Private Test Server to allow many more PC players to join play testing. We’ve also got updates for you on a variety of additional topics, including Vending Machines and Display Case issues, Fasnacht Parade, a new Double XP event, and our ongoing streams for charity. Read on to catch all details you need to know.
UPCOMING TEST SERVER CHANGES
A little later today, we’re going to re-open our Private Test Server (PTS) to begin play testing for Update 20. When we do, everyone who owns Fallout 76 through the Bethesda.net launcher on PC will be able to take part in trying out many of the new features coming with that patch, including Public Teams, Legendary Perks, and the Colossal Problem event. However, as we mentioned last week, 76 Seasons will not be available in the PTS.
PTS players’ feedback and reports helped to shape Wastelanders, and have resulted in positive changes and fixes for our features before they reached the live game. We’re incredibly grateful for their continued dedication, and we would love to see as many of you as possible join them in the PTS to try out the new content, share your thoughts with us, and report any bugs you find.
We’re looking forward to playing alongside you in the Public Test Server! We are currently planning to fire up the PTS by the end of the day. At that time, we will enable the PTS Forum on Bethesda.net so that you can stay up to date with all the latest info and announcements.
VENDING MACHINE AND DISPLAY CASE HOTFIX
Earlier this month, we disabled C.A.M.P. Vending Machines and Display Cases while we’ve been working to address a duplication issue. While it has taken us a little longer than we thought, we now believe we have that issue resolved internally. The fix is undergoing testing, and we are currently targeting a new hotfix for next week to address that issue and re-enable Vending Machines and Display Cases. We will be sure to let you know as soon as we have an exact date to share.
We take duplication exploits seriously, and work to correct them as often and as quickly possible. If you believe you’ve found a duplication method or spot another player abusing an exploit, please report it by submitting a ticket to our Customer Support team.
FASNACHT PARADE EXTENDED
Earlier this week, we had to delay Fasnacht Parade for a few days due to an issue. Now that we’ve corrected that issue and re-enabled the event, we’d like to thank you for your patience with a few bonuses to keep the party in Helvetia going strong: First, we’ve extended Fasnacht Parade’s end-date by an additional week, until June 9. Next, we’re going to add a bundle to the Atomic Shop that contains colorful new items that you can add to your collection for free, including a new Fasnacht Mask.
Here’s what that bundle will include:
- Blue Crazy Guy Fasnacht Mask
- Red Heart Sign
- Ochre Wallpaper
Keep an eye out for this free bundle to arrive in the Shop starting on Tuesday, June 2, and we hope you have a blast during Fasnacht this year!
GET DOUBLE XP NEXT WEEKEND
Alongside our extension of Fasnacht, we’re also kicking off a new Double XP event next Thursday, which will help you keep the celebration going strong during the final few days of the event. While Double XP is live, you will level-up twice as quickly whether you’re exploring in Adventure Mode, your Private World, or competing to become the Overseer in Nuclear Winter. Catch the dates and times below so that you can soak up as much XP as possible next week.
Double XP Details:
- Event Start: 12:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 4
- Event End: 12:00 p.m. ET on Monday, June 8
STREAMING FOR A GOOD CAUSE!
Recently, Bethesda donated one million dollars to various charities to support the response to COVID-19. Our own weekly live streams are continuing the spirit of giving by raising money each week for different charities. This week, we are raising money for UNICEF. From delivering life-saving health supplies, to building water and hygiene facilities, to keeping girls and boys connected to education and protection, UNICEF is working to slow the spread of COVID-19 and minimize its impact on children worldwide.
Tune in on Twitch every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. ET to catch the live show and donate to this amazing cause. See you there!