Fallout 76's Locked & Loaded update will let you have multiple camps and loadouts

The next Fallout 76 update is called Locked & Loaded, and it's bringing some much-requested changes to a game that's averaged itself out to a user rating of Mostly Positive on Steam. First are SPECIAL loadouts, which will let players of level 25 and up swap between two sets of stats and perk cards. To access that you'll need to visit one of the new punch card machines appearing at train stations, or craft one at your camp. 

On the subject of camps you'll have the option to switch between two of those as well. Only one can be active at a time, but you'll be able to activate and deactivate them from a menu. The inventory of your vending machines will be shared across both for maximum convenience.

A bunch of smaller tweaks include adjustments to hit detection for melee attacks, optional aim assist for controllers, the ability to craft multiples of the same item at once, additional rewards for the treasure hunter events where you hunt down mole miners, and an expanded world activity menu on the map that'll display active events, nuke zones, nearby player vendors, and so on.

Daily ops are also getting expanded, and Season 4 will begin: "Team up with Armor Ace and the Power Patrol as they square off against Commissioner Chaos and the Yukon Five during Season 4, which introduces a new Scoreboard, 100 ranks to achieve, and tons of rewards to claim along the way." Those rewards include mannequins for display outfits at your camp, weapon skins, power armor paints, and a gold toilet. No, really.

The Locked & Loaded Update is due on April 27.

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. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, 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.