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Bethesda Statement on Camp Changes in Update 21

Hello everyone,

We want to acknowledge that we hear your concerns about the fixes we released for C.A.M.P. building in Patch 21. So many of you are incredibly passionate about C.A.M.P.s in the community, and we absolutely love the creations you share with us and everyone else.

To give you more context, these fixes addressed issues that, while seemingly harmless on the surface, could and were being used by some individuals to take advantage of unintended exploits. Something we overlooked is how this would impact certain quirks in the C.A.M.P. building system. This is unfortunate, and it was not our intention to limit or remove parts of the C.A.M.P. system, but those issues needed to be fixed.

That said, we really appreciate all that you do and create, and we want to do right by you. The situation is not as simple as reverting changes, which could cause exploits and performance issues to return. However, we are actively looking into our available options to bring some of these building methods back to 76 in a more intended and secure way. For example, we’re discussing what it would take to implement double sided walls.

We hear your frustration on this, we’re talking through what we can do to make it better, and as soon as we have more concrete plans in place, you all will be the first to hear about them.

As always, thank you all so much for your feedback.


Community Manager | Bethesda Game Studios Austin

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FALLOUT 76: INSIDE THE VAULT – FORTIFYING ATLAS AND QUAKECON DETAILS (Re-Print from Bethesda)

Starting in Patch 21 next Tuesday, we’re kicking off a two-part community-wide event, called Fortifying ATLAS. Band together with other Dwellers to deliver supplies to ATLAS Observatory, and everyone will unlock some exciting rewards. Additionally, QuakeCon is going completely digital this year, and we’ve got everything you need to know so that you don’t miss a moment of Fallout goodness during the event. Read on to catch all the details.


FORTIFYING ATLAS: JOIN THE CAUSE AND EARN REWARDS!

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The Brotherhood of Steel have set their sights on Appalachia (who hasn’t these days?) and a man named Russell Dorsey believes they’re en route to ATLAS Observatory. Starting August 4, you can join in a community-wide effort to construct a prospective base for the Brotherhood and help unlock new events and cosmetic rewards for everyone.

The Brotherhood are a hardy and resilient bunch, but the Wasteland can be taxing for even the sturdiest among their ranks. When they arrive, they will need to resupply and regroup in a fully established headquarters so that they can begin operations immediately. That’s where YOU come in!

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After next week’s patch, travel to ATLAS Observatory in the Savage Divide and meet up with Russell, who just might be the biggest Brotherhood fan in all of Appalachia. He’s heading up supply gathering and construction efforts to herald their return. Over the next few weeks, he will ask everyone to share in delivering an abundance of raw materials to aid in fortifying ATLAS. If the community is able to deliver enough scrap of each type in time, all players will earn in-game rewards, including new Brotherhood of Steel themed cosmetics, a Purveyor Super Sale, a Double S.C.O.R.E. Daily event, and more! Additionally, every time you contribute materials, you will receive “ATLAS Donor’s Provisions,” which you can open from your inventory to receive goodies and a chance at rare Plans.

Fortifying ATLAS will take place in two parts: Project Alpha, starting August 4, and Project Bravo, which starts on August 27. Each Project will have its own supply requirements, collection dates, and rewards. Collection periods for each objective will begin and end at 10:00 a.m. CT on the dates listed below.

FORTIFYING ATLAS: PROJECT ALPHA

Collection Dates Objective Reward
August 4 – 8 Deliver 125,000,000 Steel Brotherhood of Steel Beret
August 8 – 11 Deliver 150,000,000 Concrete Brotherhood of Steel C.A.M.P. Banner
August 11 – 15 Deliver 200,000,000 Cork High S.C.O.R.E. Double Daily Challenges (August 20 – 24)
August 15 – 18 Deliver 150,000,000 Plastic Bonus Challenges Week (August 26 – 31)

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FORTIFYING ATLAS: PROJECT BRAVO

Collection Dates Objective Reward
August 27 – 31 Deliver 150,000,000 Wood Steel Dawn Army Fatigues
August 31 – September 3 Deliver 200,000,000 Cloth Brotherhood of Steel Collectron Station
September 3 – 7 Deliver 175,000,000 Leather Purveyor 50% off Super Sale (September 10 -14)
September 7 – 10 Deliver 250,000,000 Glass Meat Week, A Second Helping (September 22 – 28)

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FALLOUT 76 AT QUAKECON AT HOME

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This year’s QuakeCon is going to be a bit different than it has been in the past. For the first time ever, QuakeCon will be a fully digital, global event. Starting with the Welcome at 11:00 a.m. CT on August 7, we’ll be kicking off a weekend of streams, including a host of Fallout 76 content. We’ll also be hosting numerous charity initiatives and giveaways throughout the weekend of QuakeCon. Learn more about how you can get involved here.

For Fallout, we’re kicking things off Friday as members of the Fallout 76 dev team gear up to take on the upcoming public event, “A Colossal Problem.” Will they topple the terrifying beasts in Monongah Mine, or will they be sent running in fear? Throughout the weekend, we’ve got tons of great folks from the Fallout community lined up to bring you a wide variety of streams, including a Fallout-themed cooking show, C.A.M.P. building tips and tactics, Fallout Cosplay, a Fallout 4 speedrun, a variety show with the CHAD Podcast crew, and much, much more!

CLAIM FREE LOOT

To celebrate QuakeCon, we’re adding the new Beelzebilly Outfit and the Mr. Demonic Backpack to the Atomic Shop for free all weekend long! Head in-game to claim yours starting at 11:00 a.m. CT on Thursday, August 6, before they leave the Shop on August 10.

JOIN THE FUN LIVE!

Tune into Twitch.tv/Bethesda starting at 11:00 a.m. CT on Friday, August 7 to catch all our QuakeCon at Home content. You can also check out the full three-day schedule here, and learn about all Fallout-specific streams below.


DAY 1: FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

  • 1:00 p.m. CT – “A Colossal Problem” Boss Event with the Fallout 76 Development and Community Teams.
  • 11:15 p.m. CT – Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Competition & Showcase with the ANZ Community Team
  • 11:35 p.m. CT – Fallout 76 Australia Community Session with TYR, MoonlitCharlie, Captainoob

DAY 2: SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

  • 1:00 a.m. CT – Fallout Cooking Show with the ANZ Community Team
  • 2:00 a.m. CT – Fallout Cosplay Interview with 5NOVCreations
  • 10:00 a.m. CT – Creative CAMP Building with vault101manguy
  • 2:00 p.m. CT – CHAD: A Fallout 76 Story Podcast – QuakeCon at Home Edition: “The Fallout Hub Show”

DAY 3: SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

  • 4:00 a.m. CT – Fallout 76 Sightseeing with the Community Team
  • 5:00 a.m. CT – Fallout 4 Speedrun with ItsJABO
  • 7:00 a.m. CT – Fallout 76 Free Play with the Community Team

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FALLOUT 76: INSIDE THE VAULT – CHALLENGE UPDATE, COMMUNITY SHOWCASES, AND DOUBLE XP (Re-Print from Bethesda)

Welcome back to Inside the Vault! This time, we’re sharing an update with you on the status of challenges during The Legendary Run, details on how your C.A.M.P. or photomode shots can get featured on Fallout.com, and our latest Double XP event, which begins just a little later today.


AN UPDATE ON CHALLENGES AND S.C.O.R.E.

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Over the past few weeks, we have been actively investigating an issue that can cause daily and weekly challenges to automatically complete for some players. As part of a hotfix we released a few days ago, we implemented some logging to help us more effectively track down the root cause of the bug. We also included a fix for the issue, which we enabled yesterday after reviewing information from that logging. Our data show that this fix has addressed the vast majority of instances of this bug, and we are pursuing a more complete fix in the next few days. We apologize to those of you who lost chances to earn some S.C.O.R.E. due to auto-completing challenges. While we can’t grant you replacement S.C.O.R.E. directly, we are planning to add some additional challenges to help make up for S.C.O.R.E. that you may have missed out on.

To start, we’ve added bonus daily challenges every day this week, meaning there are now a total of nine dailies you can complete until July 20. We’re looking into additional challenges like these as The Legendary Run continues. For example, we are planning to add some bonus weekly and daily challenges to the final week of the Season. We also have our first Double Daily S.C.O.R.E. Bonus event coming up, which starts on July 23. During that time, all of your daily challenges will award you twice the normal amount of S.C.O.R.E. when you complete them.

Finally, many players have been asking about when they will be able to rank up using Atoms. We initially delayed this from the July 14 start date, but we plan to enable purchasing rank-ups with Atoms starting today as an option for those of you who are so inclined. We would once again like to apologize to those of you who were affected by the challenge issue, and we will continue to look for opportunities to make up your missing S.C.O.R.E. this Season. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the added daily challenges and upcoming Double Daily S.C.O.R.E. event.


COMMUNITY SHOWCASE

Fallout 76 has an incredibly passionate community, and we love being able to celebrate everything our players create in-game. To help showcase your talents and put them on display for all to see, we now have two ways that you can share your creations with us on a monthly basis, each offering you the chance to be featured on Fallout.com!

C.A.M.P. CREATIONS

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There’s nothing quite like finding the perfect place to call “home sweet home” in Appalachia. Since Fallout 76 launched, we’ve seen tons of our players post about their impressive, gorgeous, and sometimes strange C.A.M.P. designs. You dedicate tons of time to perfecting your Wasteland abodes, and we’d love to spotlight your hard work.

Starting this month, we’re now accepting submissions for our monthly “C.A.M.P. Creations” series where you can show everyone what you’ve been busy constructing. Each month will feature a new theme to help inspire your architectural and interior designs, and July’s theme is “Outer Space.” Submissions are open from now until July 31, which is when our first C.A.M.P. Creations article will hit Fallout.com. Be sure to read our C.A.M.P. Creations forum thread for more details, snap a few stellar Photomode shots of your build, and then add them as a reply.

AROUND APPALACHIA

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While you’re admiring your fellow Dwellers’ C.A.M.P.s, swing by the Photomode submission thread for Around Appalachia, as well! Every month we select our favorite photos to feature in an article that celebrates all the amazing shots you take. This month’s theme is “Creature Feature, and there’s still plenty of time to submit your photos before entries close on July 27.


GET DOUBLE XP THIS WEEKEND!

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Prepare to level up with ease this weekend, because we’re kicking off a new Double XP event a little bit later today! Whether you decide to take on some quests and events in Adventure Mode, go creature hunting in your Private World, square off with other Candidates in Nuclear Winter, or anything else this weekend, you’ll rake in twice as much experience along the way. This also counts toward your XP and level-up Daily and Weekly Challenges, so you should be able to pocket some extra S.C.O.R.E., as well. Catch the event details below, and we hope you’ll join us in Appalachia this weekend!

DOUBLE XP DATES AND TIMES:
  • Event Start: 12:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 16
  • Event End: 12:00 p.m. ET on Monday, July 20

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