Helvetia’s dutiful Protectrons are gearing up to welcome visitors from all corners of Appalachia in celebration of Fasnacht Day. Read on to learn how you can help them prepare for the festivities, join in some explosive parades around town, and claim some sweet rewards. In addition, we’re sharing how players on Steam can now join us in the Public Test Server (PTS), and we’ve got details on this weekend’s upcoming Purveyor Sale.
FASNACHT IS ALMOST HERE!
It’s nearly time once again to come together as a community as we usher in the warm rays of springtime, and bid a fiery farewell to Old Man Winter. Pull your favorite mask out of storage, throw together a festive outfit, and shine your marching shoes, because the Fasnacht Day celebration begins February 10!
Once Fasnacht arrives next Thursday, make sure to head to Helvetia every hour at the top of the hour to start the event by speaking with the Master of Ceremonies. There, you’ll team up with other Dwellers to aid the town’s Protectrons with their party prep. Decorate the barn, play a tune, gather ingredients for the feast, and more before lining up alongside the bots to take part in the Fasnacht Day Parade. Defend the robots against any would-be party crashers as they march around Helvetia, and then be sure to cap off the parade by lighting the ceremonial bonfire at the end of the route.
The more Protectron marchers who survive the parade, the better your chances to earn rare rewards. When you complete Fasnacht Day, you’ll earn some loot and a legendary item. You’ll also have a chance to earn rare rewards, like Fasnacht themed gear for your C.A.M.P., or one of many coveted Fasnacht Masks, including a few new rare Masks that are up for grabs this year.
With a new parade starting every hour, you’ll have lots of opportunities to get your hands on plenty of those rewards. Make sure to join Helvetia’s most explosive party of the year before the Fasnacht Seasonal Event concludes on February 22.
JOIN THE PUBLIC TEST SERVER ON STEAM
In case you haven’t been keeping up with the latest developments in the Public Test Server, we recently announced that we’ve expanded the PTS to include all of our players on Steam. If you own a PC copy of Fallout 76 on Steam, you can install the “Fallout 76 Public Test Server” client—for free—right now from your Steam Library.
(Don’t forget, you can earn this otherworldly Pennant for your C.A.M.P. in the live game just by participating in the PTS!)
If you’re not sure where to begin with playtesting, keep an eye out for the new “Invaders from Beyond” Seasonal Event at the top of every hour to join the fight against extraterrestrial interlopers. Then, head into the “Happy Builder” Public World to build without collision using the new “object intersection” setting. Until February 7, you can also share early thoughts with us on the “Test Your Metal” Public Event, which is still in development and slated to arrive in future patch after the Invaders from Beyond Update.
You’re welcome to start a new character, or try out the new content with your existing characters, which we’ve copied over from your account in the live version of the game. Once you’ve had the chance to do some playtesting, don’t forget to join us in the official Bethesda Studios Discord Server to post your feedback, discuss the PTS with others, and report bugs. See you there!
LEGENDARY SALE THIS WEEKEND
We hope you managed to stockpile some Legendary Scrip during last week’s Scrip Surplus! Purveyor Murmrgh’s armory is brimming with gear, and she’s looking to strike up a deal with every patron who walks through her door this weekend. If you’ve been on the hunt for a new legendary weapon or piece of armor, then make your way to the Rusty Pick in the Ash Heap to get 25% off The Purveyor’s standard prices.
Murmrgh will mark down her inventory at 12:00 p.m. ET today, so make sure to add some more legendary gear to your personal arsenal before her sale ends at that same time on Monday, February 7.
Until next time, we’ll see you in Appalachia.