Fallout 76 Skyline Valley Update Is Now Open for Public Testing

fallout 76 storm skyline valley
Credit: Bethesda

fallout 76 storm skyline valley
Credit: Bethesda

Bethesda is finally launching the Public Testing phase for the upcoming Skyline Valley update for Fallout 76.

Now that the Atlantic City—America's Playground chapter of Fallout 76 has dropped, players must prepare for the biggest expansion the online multiplayer Fallout prequel has yet to see.

This is the Skyline Valley patch, which enters Public Testing starting today.

Bethesda announced the start of the testing phase with a post on the social network X, formerly Twitter.

It's worth noting that the X posting includes the iconic digital painting “Storm,” which appeared in a post by Jonathan Rush in December announcing a major update due this year. Rush said this chapter will expand Fallout 76’s story to the Shenandoah National Park.

The Shenandoah National Park is the real-life location of Skyline Drive, which is the basis for the in-game location of Skyline Valley.

In its latest blog post, Bethesda explained that the Skyline Valley public testing will come in two parts. The first part began today and will allow testers to acquaint themselves with the new region and participate in the Dangerous Pastimes event.

The event will give players a new mission - protect a group of storm chasers attempting to document the Storm from Charged creatures, the Lost, and Nature.

Combat readjustments will also occur during the testing phase. Six creatures' combat capabilities will be tweaked, while the ranged damage of all weapons will be recalculated.

Bethesda will roll out the second part of Public Testing by May. This phase will preview the new questline in the Skyline Valley update.

Starting in June, the Skyline Valley chapter will be publicly available for all players.

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