The latest Fallout 76: Inside the Vault has been released, Bethesda shared details about the new Wastelanders Reputation System. This new system determines how players will approach and allies with the upcoming wave of NPCs, a new trailer will release on Tuesday, February 4, the trailer will reveal what’s to come in Wastelanders update.
Last week, Bethesda introduced the Settlers and the Raiders, the two major factions who are on their way to Appalachia. Today, the developer unveiled some details about a new reputation system that “will help you move from a total stranger to a close confidant with each faction”.
When you first meet the Settlers and Raiders, they will be hesitant to include you, a newcomer, in their affairs. The more you do to help a faction by offering information, taking down their enemies, and completing quests, the more you will prove you’re someone they can rely on and your reputation with that faction will increase. Eventually, you will rise through seven different reputation “ranks”, from Hostile or Cautious, to Neutral, Friendly, and Ally, among others.
Whenever you gain reputation with a faction, you will receive a notification that shows how much reputation you earned. The amount of reputation you earn also depends on what you did to earn it. Completing a story quest, for example, will net you a large amount of reputation, while finishing a faction daily quest or making certain choices during conversations offer additional ways to gain some rep.
Wastelanders is a massive free annual update, that fundamentally will change Fallout 76 interaction with NPC. Bethesda is planing to add more choices and consequences in the gameplay of the MMO, the update will also include tons of new content, from weapons cosmetics and much more.