Bethesda ‘Surprised’ How Few People Wanted To Take Part In Fallout 76 PvP

Fallout 76 didn’t have the best start in life (and that’s putting it mildly). However, the game is set to become infinitely more Fallout-like in the coming weeks thanks to the release of Fallout 76: Wastelanders.

Wastelanders is a free game expansion that’ll add everything we love from classic Fallout games, including NPCs, dialogue trees and reputation systems. It’s been a long time coming and hopefully it’s going to improve the Fallout 76 experience.

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Speaking with UsGamer, Bethesda top dog Pete Hines recently opened up about the expansion and the players of 76.

“Our intention was always, we’re going to put this out there, see what folks think, and then cater the stuff that we do later to their reaction,” Hines told the publication.

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“So, for example, I think we were a little surprised how few people wanted to take part in PvP and how many more they were interested in PvE together. As opposed to, ‘I want to test my mettle against you and let’s get into a duel.’ There’s some folks who do, don’t get me wrong, but I think it’s a smaller percentage of our player base than we thought.”

Hines also explained that Wastelanders is just the beginning of what’s probably going to be a pretty long road.

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“We’re going down this path. It’s not that we’re doing this and we’re done. They’ve done a lot of work on a systems level to make things possible in Wastelanders that they want to build on and use for more content that we’re going to be doing the rest of this year and into next year and beyond.”

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He added: “We have a plan. We have a roadmap that we’ll be sharing before too long, probably after Wastelanders. Let’s get through Wastelanders and then talk about that.”

Fallout 76: Wastelander drops on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on April 7.

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