Fallout 76 Adds C.A.M.P. Slots And S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Loadouts In New Update
Recently revealing its big roadmap of content for 2021, Fallout 76 is now readying its next Locked & Loaded update, which aims to bring a number of community-influenced features to the post-apocalyptic proceedings. Namely introducing additional slots for C.A.M.P. settlements and S.P.E.C.I.A.L. loadouts, Bethesda has revealed a new video compiling all the key features set to be part of the latest update.
While S.P.E.C.I.A.L. attributes are usually pretty limited until reaching Level 50, Fallout 76 will soon allow for multiple configurations without the need to respec. Upon reaching Level 25, a “Second Loadout” option will become available when visiting a S.P.E.C.I.A.L. punch card machine, enabling players to create a new stat variation and even name it for an added layer of customization. If looking around for a punch card machine isn’t your idea of fun, players will also automatically be able to craft one and place it in their personal C.A.M.P.
In a similar manner, C.A.M.P.s also see added functionality, with players able to set up another settlement without having to scrap the old one. Options for the feature are accessed in a new “Camp Slots” menu, allowing one to rename, assign a custom icon, or toggle the visibility/invisibility of a C.A.M.P. from the in-game map. It should be noted that the new update doesn’t actually give players access to two bases at once. While the option exists for an alternate “home away from home,” Fallout 76 still requires that only one C.A.M.P. can be active at a single time.
On top of the features above, vending machines in general will see a few dedicated updates. Inventory kiosks placed in a C.A.M.P. will now sync across settlements, allowing for more convenient access to items. However, other C.A.M.P. objects will not feature the same fluidity, as players will still need to manually place display cases and other decorative items. Also, another new measure will allow the placement of vending machines and display cases in shelters, having first introduced the mini-vault habitations in last year’s Steel Dawn update.
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More general content updates are also part of Locked & Loaded, with Fallout 76 adding the ability to craft items in bulk, an aim-assist option for controllers, improved hit detection for melee attacks, as well as the usual influx of rewards included in Season 4. The “Loaded” update also expands Daily Ops in a big way by introducing an action-filled decryption mode, an assortment of combat mutations, an increase of enemy types, as well as more areas added to the randomized location pool. More on the latter was previously detailed in another developer video, seen below.
While Locked & Loaded represents the immediate future of Fallout 76, there looks to be plenty of additional content on the way throughout the remainder of 2021. Among oodles of planned updates, the game’s roadmap promises a new entry to the Brotherhood of Steel storyline, a tease for the intriguing “next evolution of private worlds,” the introduction of C.A.M.P. pets, as well as an apparent alien-centered DLC for the online Fallout adventure.
Fallout 76 is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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