Fallout 76’s Wastelanders Update Brings New Monsters And Weapons To The Table

Fallout 76’s Wastelanders Update Brings New Monsters And Weapons To The Table
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The day has finally arrived. Fallout 76’s Wastelanders update is here for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Gamers have anxiously waited for its release, particularly because of the addition of NPCs. At long last, gamers will be able to interact with human characters and go on meaningful quests again like they could in previous Fallout installments.

If you’ve held off on purchasing Fallout 76 or just left it until this Wastelanders update officially released, now may be the perfect to get in on the action. The Wastelanders update is bringing all sorts of incredible content, especially in regards to new monsters and weapons.

Let’s first get into the new creatures since that’s what a lot of Fallout players are anxiously waiting to check out firsthand. One of the more noteworthy additions is the Wendigo Colossus. It’s a beefed up version of a Wendigo with three heads. Not only that, but it has the power to summon more creatures to add to the battle complexity. Needless to say, it should make your encounters very interesting and force you into some tougher battles.

That is a very key element in any Fallout game. Players want to be tested and forced to use the skills that they’ve developed throughout their progression. Wendigo Colossus should satisfy these players’ appetites. To celebrate this monster’s addition, a new trailer was just put out. It looks very creepy walking in the distance. You know you’re in for a fight if you happen to come across it in your travels across the expansive West Virginia lands.

To go toe to toe with Colossus and other new additions, Bethesda has hooked you up with new weapons. These include dynamite, compound bow, Gauss pistol, Gauss shotgun, Gauss minigun, and even a plasma caster. Overall, it seems like a decent and varied list that will change up some of the combat systems. A lot of these weapons can be earned through the faction reputation system.

The minigun and dynamite seem particularly useful for the tougher enemies that you’ll run into. So far, the Wastelanders update is showing a lot of promise. Now, we just have to see how the Fallout community takes to it. Either way, it’s great that Bethesda made honest attempts to fix what was broken and restore some good faith with their die-hard fans. It may just be enough to get Fallout 76 back in the gaming headlines again.