Still playing Fallout 76? You’ll be pleased to know a new update is available, version 188.8.131.52, which adds some Halloween fun into the game.
Just because it’s the apocalypse doesn’t mean people can’t enjoy Halloween. And so, Appalachia is getting into the spooky spirit in the latest patch to Fallout 76. Update 184.108.40.206, available now on PC, Xbox and PlayStation, adds in Halloween-themed enemies, free candy, the ability to go trick-or-treating, and various other bug fixes and improvements.
Those Halloween-themed enemies come in the form of the ‘Spooky Scorched’. Some Scorched enemies will now appear in costume, and taking one down will net you extra loot. They’ll be easy to spot thanks to a spooky sound that plays whenever one is nearby. Every Spooky Scorched that spawns will be a 1, 2 or 3-star legendary, meaning that every single one of them will net you a legendary item for killing it. Additionally, you’ll also get a Spooky Treat Bag and a piece of Mystery Candy.
As for trick-or-treating, you get the chance to dress up in costume, hand out candy to other players or go collect it yourself. Until 2nd November, a free Spooky Candy Bowl can be claimed from the Atomic Shop which you can then build in your camp. You can fill it with the Mystery Candy that you obtain from killing those Spooky Scorched, or you can buy some using Caps.
If you want to go trick-or-treating yourself, look out for pumpkin icons on your map – they represent C.A.M.P.s that have a Spooky Candy Bowl ready for you to visit. You’ll get one daily challenge from now until 2nd November to go visit another C.A.M.P. – and you’ll need to be wearing your costume to get Challenge credit.
You can read the full patch notes on the official Fallout 76 website by clicking here. There, you’ll find a full list of everything that’s been fixed in the game, including various small bugs.