Fallout 76 screenshot of a Brotherhood of Steel helmet

As you're most likely well aware, Fallout 76's launch has been riddled with problems. Pretty much everything from the world design to the PvP has some fundamental flaws or bugs that get in the way, flaws that will take quite a bit of work to iron out.

Thankfully, it does appear that Bethesda is taking things quite seriously as they have just announced two updates that will be coming over the course of the next two weeks. Here's what you can expect to see:

DECEMBER 4

• Stash Limit Increased: We know many of you have been asking for an adjustment to the Stash storage limit, and we’re happy to share that we’re increasing it from 400 to 600. While this is somewhat conservative, we plan to increase the storage cap further once we verify that this change will not negatively impact the stability of the game.

• Boss Loot: Players should correctly receive two to three items after taking down a boss, depending on the creature’s difficulty and level.

• Cryolator Effects: Players hit with the Cryolator are now Chilled, Frosted, or Frozen depending on how many times they are hit. The duration of movement speed reductions applied by these effects have also been decreased from 2 hours to 30 seconds.

• Respawning When Overencumbered: We’ve resolved an issue affecting players who die while overencumbered that only allowed them to Respawn at Vault 76. Now, overencumbered players will be able to respawn at the nearest discovered Map Marker.

• Stuck in Power Armor: We’ve addressed an issue in this patch that could cause players to become stuck inside Power Armor. We’re also aware that there are some additional cases where this can occur, and we are actively investigating them.

DECEMBER 11

• PC Additions: A Push-to-Talk setting for Voice Chat, 21:9 resolution support, and a Field of View setting are all being implemented on PC with this update.

• SPECIAL Respec: After level 50, you’ll be able to choose between a new Perk Card, or moving a SPECIAL point you had previously allocated.

• C.A.M.P. Placement on Login: Your C.A.M.P. will no longer be automatically blueprinted and stored if someone is occupying your location when you log into a server. Instead, you’ll receive a notification that your space is occupied. If you decide to find a new home for your C.A.M.P. on that server, it will be free to do so. However, if you don’t attempt to place down your C.A.M.P., you will be able to switch to a new server where that spot is vacant and your C.A.M.P. will be fully assembled and waiting for you.

• Bulldozer: This is a new C.A.M.P. feature that will allow you to remove small trees, rocks, and other obstructions so it’s easier to create and place your C.A.M.P. when and where you want it. You can also "Bulldoze" to clear these items from the surrounding area to make your C.A.M.P. feel more like home!

Before you get too concerned about the updates only containing four changes each, it is well worth mentioning that these are only some of the highlights Bethesda has revealed so far. There will be other changes and bug fixes accompanying the two updates, though the exact details will only become available closer to their launch. 

Personally, I'd still recommend you hold off on Fallout 76 for the time being. There is a solid chance Bethesda can work past all of the flaws and create a truly captivating experience, but that process is likely to take a lot of time, so there's really no reason to dive in now and get frustrated, especially when you can simply wait and see what happens. 

Whatever your opinion on the matter may be, you can learn more about Fallout 76's upcoming changes, as well as Bethesda's reasoning behind them, by heading over to the official website.

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