Fallout 76‘s next major update will introduce a new type of content for the online action RPG called Expeditions. These Expeditions will be repeatable story-driven missions that take players away from the core setting of Fallout 76. The first of these Expeditions, The Pitt, sends Fallout 76 to Pittsburgh, a setting that hasn’t been seen in Fallout since Fallout 3. The Pitt is scheduled to go live in September.
Taking place in a brand-new area, The Pitt will feature never-before-seen characters, questlines, and dialogue-driven choices. When your character reaches the bombed remains of Pittsburgh via helicopter, they discover the area has been ravaged by an ongoing conflict between the survivors. The remains of Pittsburgh’s industrial workers are now known as the Union, and they’ve been struggling to outlast repeated attacks from the Fanatics, a group of raiders.
Ahead of the release of The Pitt, GameSpot emailed Bethesda Game Studio design director Mark Tucker to ask about what players can expect from the upcoming expansion, as well as how the team aims to expand upon Fallout 76’s story and then ultimately conclude it one day. Our correspondence is detailed below.