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Scout Out Through the Fallout? Fallout 76: Skyline Valley Unveils New World Map Expansion

Fallout 76: Skyline Valley's latest mascot, a marshmallow in a scout uniform, overlooks skyline valley at sunset

Arguably the most RPG-packed summer gaming showcase last weekend was Sunday’s Xbox Games Show. Names like Dragon AgeStarfield, and Fable were among the heaviest hitters, but Bethesda Game Studios, ever present, announced the release of “Appalachia’s first ever map expansion” for Fallout 76: Skyline Valley. In a fitting tribute to the biggest summer gaming showcase weekend, the countdown is on, as the new content is set to launch in less than 24 hours for PC, Xbox and PlayStation.

Despite what the oddly cheery marshmallow mascot above would have us believe, Fallout 76 has had a… mixed reception (especially here at the site); but by most accounts has rebounded from an utterly disastrous launch and established a dedicated fanbase.

Most recently, the Fallout series received a surge in popularity from Amazon’s well regarded season of premium television and we encourage you to check out both our Retro Encounter and Random Encounter podcasts that have engaged in recent discussions surrounding the series.

As always, for those that missed it, you can check out the trailer from this weekends showcase below, some brief overview details (via Bethesda’s official website), as well as the first official Fallout 76: Skyline Valley screenshots.

In the game’s first major expansion of the world map, you’ll cross the Savage Divide and travel to the southern reaches of Appalachia. This picturesque new region introduces new locations to explore among the woodlands once known as real world Shenandoah National Park.

Seek out the real location of Vault 63 and uncover its mysteries. Learn the truth about the Lost, the electric Ghouls that inhabit the Vault, and their enigmatic overseer, Hugo Stolz. What is causing the electrical storm looming over Skyline Valley? You’ll chase storms in a new Public Event, Dangerous Pastimes, and fight new region bosses, a monumental trifecta of Robo-brains. Only daredevils need apply.

Fallout 76: Skyline Valley Screenshots

Fallout 76: Skyline Valley releases tomorrow (June 12th) for Xbox Series X|S and Game Pass, PlayStation 4 & 5, and PC.

For bundle lovers out there, the “Lost Treasures” bundle, available at launch, includes:

  • an all-new Vault 63 Power Armor paint and jetpack.
  • a V63 Chassis Display Frame for your power armor
  • a Moe the Mole Plushie
  • a Vault 63 Door Display for your C.A.M.P.
  • the ability to change the weather in your area with the Weather Control Station and, if you dare, stand out in a storm holding the Lightning Rod Pose.

Speaking of “lost treasures,” the RPGFan main page has an abundance of hidden news gems from this past weekend. So head on over! Take a break and do some scrolling. You’ve earned it.

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Kyle Cantelon

Kyle Cantelon

Kyle is just embarking on his main quest at RPGFan and couldn't be more excited to join the team. He discovered the RPGFan community a couple of years ago and, after growing up in Western Canada as a "jock," was thrilled to realize that there were others in the world who learned roman numerals as a teenager thanks to the Final Fantasy series. Contributing to the news team is his main objective at the site and it is his goal to project the confidence of Ron Burgundy while keeping everyone from realizing he might just be Brick Tamland.

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