Mutation is just a way of life in the irradiated wilds of post-nuclear Appalachia. Fallout 76’s latest update, available now, takes things to a new level with Mutation Invasion, offering a mutated take on Public Events, updates to Daily Ops and a brand-new Season to uncover!
Public Events Are Mutating
If you’re familiar with Fallout 76’s Daily Ops, you may have already come across Mutations. These modifiers ramp up the challenge, offering deadly traits to your enemies ranging from caustic acid blood, to cloaking capabilities, to exploding upon death! Now, thanks to the launch of Mutation Invasion, Mutations are coming to Public Events as well!
At the top of the hour, every hour, a Mutated Public Event becomes available inside Appalachia, indicated by a special icon. For the remainder of the hour, other Public Events operate as normal, but these Mutated variants offer up more challenge for the chance for more rewards!
Completing Mutated Public Events will net you XP, Legendary Items, Treasury Notes or even Mutated Packages containing all kinds of rare loot.
A New Threat Comes To Daily Ops
Public Events aren’t the only thing adapting to the Mutation Invasion: Fallout 76’s latest update also brings new content to Daily Ops, including a new damage-repelling Reflective Skin Mutation and three new locales: Capitol Building, Garrahan Mining Headquarters and Morgantown High School.
And what’s this? It appears an out-of-this-world foe has joined the Daily Ops roster! Players can now encounter and battle extraterrestrial Aliens during Daily Ops – time to grab your friends and team up!
A New Season Begins With Rip Daring And the Cryptid Hunt
Along for the ride with this free update is all-new Season for Fallout 76! Join adventurer extraordinaire Rip Daring on an adventure for the biggest, baddest and obscurest game around in Season 12: Rip Daring and the Cryptid Hunt.
Earn S.C.O.R.E. by playing the game and completing challenges to boost your ranks and unlock new rewards! This Season also features the brand-new Re-Roller, a consumable allowing players to swap existing challenges for new ones. In addition to exclusive rewards, Fallout 1st members will also be able to unlock additional Re-Rollers, offering more flexibility as they journey through Season 12.
Mutation Invasion is a free update available NOW for all Fallout 76 players. Play Fallout 76 today on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Game Pass. For more information, visit fallout.com, and follow the official Fallout accounts on Twitter and Facebook.
Uncover the secrets of West Virginia by playing through an immersive main quest, starting from the moment you leave Vault 76. Befriend or betray new neighbors who have come to rebuild, and experience Appalachia through the eyes of its residents. Seasonal Scoreboard
Progress through a season with a completely free set of rewards like consumables, C.A.M.P. items and more, by completing limited-time challenges. Multiplayer Roleplaying
Create your character with the S.P.E.C.I.A.L system and forge your own path and reputation in a new and untamed wasteland with hundreds of locations. Whether you journey alone or with friends, a new and unique Fallout adventure awaits. Mountain Splendorland The story lives and breathes through the world of Fallout 76, which brings to life six distinct West Virginia regions. From the forests of Appalachia to the noxious crimson expanses of the Cranberry Bog, each area offers its own risks and rewards. A New American Dream
Use the all-new Construction and Assembly Mobile Platform (C.A.M.P.) to build and craft anywhere in the world. Your C.A.M.P. will provide much-needed shelter, supplies, and safety. You can even set up shop to trade goods with other survivors. Fallout Worlds
Play unique adventures in Appalachia with Fallout Worlds, which is an evolving set of features that give players the capability to play Fallout 76 in unique ways with customizable settings.
[This article originally appeared on Xbox Wire]