Nearly three years after release, the multiplayer open-world action RPGs next update introduces a new custom server system called Fallout Worlds. Announced on developer Bethesdas dev blog, Fallout Worlds is a new customization option for private worlds within the game. Players will have a variety of modifiers to enable or tweak, changing how the main game is played. Some examples of this include:
- Infinite Ammo
- Launching Ragdolls
- Unrestricted CAMP placement
- Free VATS usage
- Something called Quantum Storms
- And a lot more
How players can access this new system is a touch limited, however. Since custom worlds are for Private Servers, only Fallout 1st members (the name of their premium subscription service) will have access to world customization. These members can create custom worlds, save the settings for quick access, and all that fun stuff.
Non-subscribers will be able to play on custom worlds in one of two ways: be invited to a private server, or play on the featured custom world.
Like with private servers, non-Fallout 1st members can still access them when invited by the server owner (who would be a Fallout 1st member).
Otherwise, as seen in the header image, players of any kind will have access to a featured custom world. These worlds will be designed by Bethesda staff and will cycle through various settings every so often. Details regarding how often these will change was not provided. But if we look closer at the provided image, we can see that challenges will not be completed, Season score will not progress, and storylines will not progress while playing. This can be assumed for both featured worlds and player-made worlds.
This cuts so close to what is one of the most common community requests: modded server permission. Many fans have asked for permission to have private servers capable of modification. While close, Fallout Worlds just doesnt quite hit the intended mark, players are still restricted to the modification options provided by the game, and nothing outside that.
That said, it does sound like a silly, fun way to mix things up.
Fallout Worlds are active now on the Fallout 76 test servers. After some trials, bug fixing, and user feedback, it will be updated into the base game. An official date/time for that was not given.