Fallout 76's raid in Vault 94 detailed

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Bethesda's latest Fallout 76 blog is a deep dive into Vault 94, the location of its first four-player raid. While the blog notes this raid can be attempted solo, " a full team of level 50+ characters" is recommended.

Vault 94 was filled with pacifist gardeners who were given the job of restoring the Wasteland after the bombs and armed primarily with packets of seeds. The now empty vault has since been taken over by nature, which would sound like a recipe for vine monsters if Vault 22 in New Vegas hadn't done that already.

Fallout 76's new instancing will be used for the first time in this raid, insuring that teams aren't interrupted by other players (and that more powerful players advancing ahead of you don't raise the local enemy level). 

There will be three different missions inside Vault 94, each of which will be active for a week before cycling on to the next. Each mission will also have three difficulty modes, with better loot on higher difficulties. Said loot will involve plans for new power armor, and a unique resource called Vault 94 steel for crafting them.

Vault 94 opens on August 20, as part of Patch 12. If you're looking for info on the Wastelanders update, which will bring NPCs to the wasteland, here's everything we know.

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.