With Fallout 76 reaching its first anniversary in November, Bethesda has regularly promised the online player-base a way to pay for private, online servers. That promise has finally come. Fallout 1st will become available for existing players on November 1st, for either £99 per year, or £11.99 per month.
The headlining feature is “private worlds”, however this feature does not function as most expect. Like Minecraft Realms, a single player may subscribe and host up to 7 players (including non-subscribers). However, unlike Minecraft, once the subscription runs out, the instance will be disconnected.
It is still unclear whether these instances will hold onto progress, or cease to exist.
Fallout 1st also includes a few added bonuses, including the Scrapbox. Throughout most Bethesda games, players have relied upon a limited personal inventory to carry around on their adventures. And those familiar with Elder Scrolls Online and other MMO gaming types, players can usually increase their storage through progression and upgrades.
However, with the game taking a much greater focus on crafting, players are somewhat forced into carrying around smaller items, then disposing of them in a personal stash. A stash that has an artificial cap of 800 units of weight. Paying for a Fallout 1st subscription, on the other hand, will have access to an unlimited storage.
Subscribers to the service will also other bonuses. The new Survival Tent will allow players to set up camp around The Wasteland. The tent gives players access to the Scrapbox, Stash, a cooking station, and act as a fast-travel point. The other side of the paid subscription includes the standard MMO bonuses. Players will receive a monthly drop of premium currency, and a few bonus cosmetic items.
This news comes just a few days before the release of The Outer Worlds as well as the announcement that Fallout 76’s first free expansion pack, Wastelanders, is now delayed until 2020.