Bethesda has revealed that Fallout 76‘s first seasonal event, titled Fasnacht Parade, will get underway on March 19th.
“Each year, since the founding of Helvetia in 1869, the townsfolk celebrated Fasnacht by donning fantastic masks and parading through the decorated town,” Bethesda explains. “The festivities culminated by burning an effigy of Old Man Winter on the bonfire to signal the end of winter. The townsfolk may be long gone, but dutiful bots have kept the party rolling every year—and they welcome your participation!”
The event features a repeatedable, time-limited quest that will be available until March 26th, 2019. Players must find the Master of Ceremonies in Helvetia to begin the quest and then aid the town’s robotic shopkeepers in setting up for the annual parade by choosing the perfect decorations, exterminating pests, and more. Players who manage to find and aid all the shopkeepers quickly will be able to take part in the parade itself and help defend the marchers from party crashers. New masks are on offer to players who successfully defend the parade.
In addition to this event, Bethesda shared details about this week’s update, which is due to go live tomorrow, March 12th on all platforms.
This update will introduce the first wave of Wild Appalachia game content, including the new Brewing and Distilling crafting system, and new quests. Other changes include increased durability for heavy and semi-automatic energy weapons, a damage boost for semi-automatic energy weapons, C.A.M.P. placement adjustments, and challenge tracking. Read more about the planned changes over on Bethesda’s website.
Fallout 76 is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.