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Fallout 76 testing stash size increases and better Pip-Boy sorting

Fallout 76 stash increase
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Since the moment of its release, Fallout 76 players have wanted more room in their stash boxes to store the junk they collect. And that's not an unreasonable request in a game where you spend a great deal of time scooping up mountains of debris to use in crafting and trading. It's also a huge bummer to have to discard items you'd much rather keep simply because there's not enough room in your crate.

Originally, Fallout 76 players could only store 400 pounds of stuff in their stash boxes, though that was increased to 600 pounds in a 2018 patch, and then goosed up to 800 pounds in 2019. Now, it's growing again: a new stash limit of 1,200 pounds is being given a try on the Fallout 76 test servers, according to Bethesda, in what's being called the "Inventory Update."

That's a lot of extra space for crafting supplies and storage, which should please players, and it's not the only change being tested. New tabs are being added to the Pip-Boy for armor and consumables, which should make sorting through your inventory a bit easier. A map display giving you an expanded preview of other players' vending machines is also being tested.

There's no specific date as to when these changes will make it to Fallout 76 proper, though Bethesda says it's planned for release before the end of January. 

Christopher Livingston

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.