Fallout 76 Patch Caps Carry Weight Limit, Nerfs Two Shot Damage, And More
Bethesda has been doing what they can to keep players coming back to the West Virginia wasteland in Fallout 76 since launch. Granted, the release of the title was a bit rocky, but the path has since smoothed out a little, especially with the implementation of patches.
The latest patch to be rolled out by the studio contains quite a bit for players. There’s a plethora of new bug fixes that should hopefully improve one’s experience. In addition to this, the damage dispensed by the Explosive legendary mod and the Two Shot legendary effect has been nerfed, with the Explosive legendary mod no longer being equipped to “Flamers, Cryolators, plasma weapons, and laser weapons” upon spawn.
Carry weight has also received “an absolute limit of 1,500 pounds over the character’s current maximum carry weight.” The example provided explains that “If your carry weight limit is 210 pounds, then your maximum limit is 1,710 pounds.” The limit has been put in place to help server performance, but Bethesda does “recognize the desire to be able to own more of the cool items that we have in the game,” and they are searching for solutions to this.
There are plenty more goodies that have arrived with the latest patch in Fallout 76, which you can view the full notes right here. Some of the highlights have been provided below. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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- Performance: Several additional improvements have been made to in-game performance.
- Stability: The Fallout 76 game client and servers have received additional stability improvements.
- Perks: The damage bonuses provided by each rank of the Demolition Expert perk have been reduced from +20%/40%/60%/80%/100% to +20%/30%/40%/50%/60% to match other weapon perk damage bonuses.
- Perks: The condition loss bonuses provided by each rank of the White Knight and Licensed Plumber perks have been reduced from 30%/60%/90% to 20%/40%/60%, and their repair bonuses have also been reduced, to match the Power Patcher perk.
- Dev Note: In looking at the Demolition Expert, White Knight, and Licensed Plumber perks, we felt they have so far been overperforming in their current roles, and we wanted to bring them more in line with similar perks to help prevent them from feeling like mandatory picks.
- Weapons: The Explosive legendary mod’s damage bonus has been reduced from +100% to +20% of base weapon damage, with explosive radius damage.
- Weapons: The Two Shot legendary effect’s damage bonus has been reduced from +100% to +25% of base weapon damage.
- Dev Note: As mentioned in a previous Inside the Vault article, both the explosive mod and two shot weapons could result in dealing very high amounts of damage, and this was compounded if two shot and explosive were combined. We’ve decided to tone both of these damage bonuses back.
- Weapons: Flamers, Cryolators, plasma weapons, and laser weapons can no longer spawn with the Explosive legendary mod.
- Dev Note: The explosive mod causes weapons to fire bullets that are . . . explosive. The weapons listed above don’t fire bullets, so we’ve temporarily removed the ability for them to spawn with that mod applied so we can make adjustments.
C.A.M.P., CRAFTING, AND WORKSHOPS
- Scrapping: Loose weapon and armor mods are now protected from autoscrapping when crafting. However, they can still be scrapped manually if a player wants to break them down into scrap components.
- Turrets: An “(Owned)” tag will now appear next to the names of Turrets a player has built in their C.A.M.P. or a workshop.
DESIGN AND GAMEPLAY
- Carry Weight: Is now capped to an absolute limit of 1,500 pounds over the character’s current maximum carry weight.
- For example: If your carry weight limit is 210 pounds, then your maximum limit is 1,710 pounds.
- Characters will be unable to exceed this new weight limit moving forward.
- Characters who already exceed this limit will be unable to add any additional items or caps to their inventories until they have reduced their carry weight below the cap.
- Dev Note: These limits exist primarily to keep servers from performing poorly, which can happen when we have too many items in the game world. They also play role in helping to regulate the in-game economy. We do recognize the desire to be able to own more of the cool items that we have in the game, and we are looking into a variety of solutions, including increasing the stash size. We will be sure to talk more about this when they are ready.
- Cap Stashes: To help address cap exploits, caps stashes have been turned into containers, which allows them to properly reset and provide players with instanced loot.
- Plans and Recipes: When viewing a plan or recipe in a menu, a “(Known)” tag will now appear next to the names of recipes and plans the player has already learned.
- Vendors: Recipes and Plans in Vendor inventories are no longer randomized and can now be reliably sourced from those Vendors, with the exception of some minor Workshop and C.A.M.P. Plans.
- The appearance of many Plans and Recipes in Vendor inventories is based on player level and they will show up once the proper level has been reached.
- Additional structural Plans for wall sets, power connectors, doors, generators, and water purifiers have also been added to some Vendors.
- (Added Jan 29) Since many Plans and Recipes can now be sourced reliably from Vendors, we’ve also increased their Cap costs accordingly.
- (Added Jan 29) Dev Note: Recipe and Plan prices were originally based on the rarity of showing up in a Vendor’s inventory. Guaranteeing their appearance significantly increased the availability of most plans and recipes and we’ve increased their cap prices as a result. Cap prices have been set relatively high to allow for a market to still exist where players can mod others’ equipment for a cheaper price.
- Hunter/Hunted: A server-wide message will now appear when a player joins the Hunter/Hunted queue.
- This message will only be displayed once per player to avoid spam.
- An additional server-wide message will be displayed when Hunter/Hunted is ready to begin in order to give other players a final chance to join.
QUESTS AND EVENTS
- Belly of the Beast: A new “Ultracite Power Armor” entry has been added to Taggerdy’s Terminal on the top floor of Fort Defiance, offering Ultracite Power Armor plans to those who read it.
- First Contact: A new miscellaneous objective will now appear upon reaching the Overseer’s C.A.M.P. for the first time, prompting the player to place a C.A.M.P. of their own.
- Gauley Mine: A new miscellaneous objective will now appear at Gauley Mine to introduce players to Ore Deposits.
- Monster Mash: The amount of XP awarded per round during this event has been reduced from 350 to 100.
ART AND GRAPHICS
- Lighting: Lighting no longer flickers throughout Arktos Pharma.
- Apparel: Fixed an issue that could cause a character’s legs to show through the Rose Dress while it is equipped.
C.A.M.P., CRAFTING, AND WORKSHOPS
- Artillery: Fixed an issue that could prevent Artillery from being placed in valid locations.
- Blueprints: Addressed an issue preventing players from placing a stored blueprint containing posts that were placed partially underground when the blueprint was originally saved.
- Budget: Scrapping a stored blueprint that contained wires will now correctly remove those wires from the C.A.M.P. budget.
- Exploit: Addressed an exploit that could allow players to duplicate their stored blueprints.
- Exploit: Addressed an exploit that could allow players to reduce their carry weight to a negative value.
- Foundations: Fixed an issue that could cause a “Cannot place item: Needs support” message to display when editing a partially floating foundation.
- Collect Holotape Games: Nuka Tapper sub-challenge can now be completed by playing the Nuka-Tapper holotape game.
- Formal Wear Challenges: Pantsuits and Shortsuits now correctly count as formal wear when completing challenges.
- Bobbleheads: Using multiple Explosive Bobbleheads no longer causes their effects to stack.
- Exploit: Addressed an exploit that could allow players to duplicate items using MODUS Vendors.
- Exploit: Addressed an exploit in which the Vampire legendary effect could restore health through unintended means.
- Magazines: Removed magazines from several locations where they were unintentionally guaranteed to spawn.
- Tomahawks: No longer become stuck in mid-air after striking a hostile creature or player.
- Magazines: Guns and Bullets #5 now correctly provides bonus components when scrapping weapons, but no longer specifies a 50% increase.
- Magazines: Tesla Science #6 now correctly grants bonus Rad Resistance.
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.