Fallout 76's first seasonal event will add spooky masks, burning effigies

Beginning on March 19 and lasting for a week, Fallout 76 (opens in new tab) players will get to experience its first seasonal event. Called Fasnacht, it's a parade held in the town of Helvetia, and a repeatable quest associated with it will involve helping the town's robot shopkeepers set up for the march. Enemies will need to be cleared from the route, decorations chosen, and music played.

The parade will end with a burning of Old Man Winter in effigy, but the festivities will attract even more enemies. The more marching protectrons players protect, the more loot they'll earn at the end of the event, including creepy masks like those in the screenshot above. There are also new C.A.M.P. plans with festive Fasnacht theming to earn.

Over on their blog (opens in new tab) Bethesda have also shared some details about the next patch, with a lot of changes to energy and heavy weapons, C.A.M.P. placement, and a new interface to make tracking challenges easier.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.