Bethesda has today confirmed that the launch of Fallout 76’s Wastelanders update will be delayed by a week.
Bethesda made the announcement on Twitter, where they advised that its employees are working from home to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Bethesda’s live games continue to operate as normal, but the delay is to give adequate time to do proper final testing. Maybe they have learned their lesson, after all?
The full update from Twitter is below:
Wastelanders Release Update pic.twitter.com/h5Rxn359r4
— Bethesda Game Studios (@BethesdaStudios) March 26, 2020
On the plus side, it is good to see that Bethesda aren’t willing to let the coronavirus be an excuse for releasing a product that hasn’t been suitably tested.
When it arrives, the Wastelanders update will make Fallout 76 less multiplayer-focused and instead make it feel much more like a conventional Fallout game. The update will add human NPCs and quests, revamp the original main quest, bring in new locations and factions, add unique companions with romance options, incorporate a more familiar dialogue system, and much more.
The Wastelanders update has been pushed back from 7th April to 14th April.