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    Fallout 76 Update 1.68 Patch Notes (Halloween Event)

    Fallout 76 update 1.68 is now available to download on PS4, PC, and Xbox One is now available for players. According to Fallout 76 1.68 patch notes, the latest update added a new Halloween and Bombs Drop event that’s bringing Spooky Scorched and trick-or-treating to the Wasteland. Apart from this, FO76 patch version 1.68 also includes various bug fixes and changes.

    Previously, a big update added creature balance adjustments for One Wasteland and a few bug fixes.

    Unfortunately, since the last patch, players are reporting several issues while playing the game online. Today’s Fallout 76 version 1.68 will resolve a few of these issues. Check out more details below.

    Fallout 76 1.68 Patch Notes – October 25, 2022

    New

    Added new items into the Atomic Shop to release over the coming weeks, addressing a number of bugs, and kicking off a brand-new Challenge event for the 25th Anniversary.

    The Fallout 25th Anniversary

    For the next two weeks, visit the Atomic Shop to claim a free Daily Mystery Item. Once claimed, players can complete Daily Challenges using the Mystery Item to earn rewards! Completed Daily Mystery Item Challenges earn you progress towards Weekly Challenges to unlock the Wild Mountain Rifle Range Prefab in your build menu!

    25TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT DETAILS
    • Event Start: 12:00 p.m. ET on October 25
    • Event End: 12:00 p.m. ET on November 8

    TRICK OR TREATING AND SPOOKY SCORCHED

    Starting October 25, you can hunt down costumed Scorched throughout Appalachia to loot Mystery Candy, Spooky Treat Bags, and of course, legendary items. Track down Scorched at their usual haunts, keep an ear out for their spine-tingling sounds, and you’re bound to find at least a few who are dressed up for Halloween.

    In addition, C.A.M.P.s that feature a pumpkin icon on the map are welcoming sweet-toothed trick-or-treaters who are in search of some candy. Don your favorite costume and collect Mystery Candy from Spooky Candy Bowls at other Dwellers’ Haunted Houses. You can also invite trick-or-treaters to your C.A.M.P. by claiming a free Spooky Candy Bowl of your own, which will be available in the Atomic Shop for the duration of the event.

    Place your Spooky Candy Bowl with Mystery Candy you’ve collected from Spooky Scorched or train station vendors. Whenever you trick-or-treat or give out candy to trick-or-treaters, you’ll earn progress towards Halloween-themed Challenges, which you can complete to earn rewards until November 8.

    SPOOKY SCORCHED AND TREAT OR TREATING DETAILS
    • Event Start: 12:00 p.m. ET on October 25
    • Event End: 12:00 p.m. ET on November 8

    HUNT FOR THE TREASURE HUNTER!

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    Moleminer Treasure Hunters have been spotted around Appalachia, searching Legendary loot to add to their collection. Listen carefully for their unique sounds as you explore, as these reclusive Moleminer’s are skittish compared to their above-ground counterparts. Claim their Moleminer Pails loot for yourself, or purchase pails from any robot vendor.

    HUNT FOR THE TREASURE HUNTER DETAILS
    • Event Start: 12:00 p.m. ET on October 20
    • Event End: 12:00 p.m. ET on October 24

    BUG FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS

    ART
    • Atomic Shop: Various adjustments to icon placements and item previews in the Atomic Shop.
    • Power Armor: Players no longer appear headless after entering Power Armor with a helmet equipped.
    ARMOR
    • Durability: Crafted Legendary Weapons and Secret Service armor now correctly use the Intelligence Stat when determining durability.
    AUDIO
    • Vendors: Selling a Legendary Item to caps to any NPC Vendor no longer plays the Scrip Exchange Sound effects.
    C.A.M.P.S & WORKSHOP
    • Allies: Fixed an issue that could cause companions to be killed on exiting a server.
    • C.A.M.P. Items: The Wavy Willard Camping Canoes are craftable again.
    • C.A.M.P. Items: Made adjustments to the Arm-Wrestling Machine animation.
    • C.A.M.P. Items: The Resonator Guitar can now be interacted with.
    • Concrete Building Set: Wall items no longer clip into walls with windows in the Concrete Building Set.
    CHALLENGES
    • Daily Ops: Addressed an issue where Blood Eagles in Ops did not count towards Daily and Weekly Challenges.
    • World: Updated various headwear to count towards the “Scrap Headwear” challenge.
    EXPEDITIONS
    • Enemies: The Fanatic Foreman can no longer destroy the Foreman’s Terminal during the Boss Encounter.
    • Rewards: Expeditions Weekly rewards now reset correctly.
    ITEMS
    • Clothing: The Jack-O-Lantern Pant Suit and Short Suit can now be sold at robot vendors.
    • Food: Fried Radtoad Legs and Firecap Tasty Souffle have been moved to the appropriate crafting categories.
    • Food: Added descriptions to the Coffee and Sunshine Oil to describe their effects.
    • Weapon Rack: The Auto-Axe now displays on the Gravitronic Weapon Rack.
    LOCALIZATION
    • Achievements: The Troglodiced achievement no longer displays the wrong number in Polish.
    • UI: Various localization fixes.
    QUESTS
    • Dailies: Addressed an issue causing some players to be unable to receive Refuge Daily Quests.
    • Division of Wealth: The objective marker to “Deal with the Highjack” now correctly points to the right floor.
    • Recruitment Blues: The quest target will no longer disappear when the player gets close to Master Sergeant Gutsy at Camp McClintock.
    • Responder’s Reborn: Skippy will no longer have his back to the player after teleporting during a scene in Responder Reborn.
    • Mountainside Bed & Breakfast: Fixed an issue where players could not start the Mountainside Bed & Breakfast quest appropriately.
    • Ounce of Prevention: Updated text to no longer incorrectly refer to multiple blood samples.
    • Pass the Buck: Fixed an issue that prevented Pass the Buck from starting.
    • Patrol Duty: The Penitentiary Guard can no longer be crippled by enemies.
    • Secrets Revealed: Fixed an issue where Vault 79 may become inaccessible after completing “Secrets Revealed”.
    • Secrets Revealed: Radcliff now correctly refers to Digger’s fate in player dialogue.
    • Steel Reign: Addressed a pathing issue with Paladin Rahmani during the quest “Out of the Blue”.
    • Steel Dawn: Addressed an issue that could cause the optional weapons dialogue with Knight Shin to repeat after relog.
    • Steel Dawn: Addressed a dialogue condition issue with Scribe Valdez.
    • Tea Time: Fixed an issue where players could fail the event by not starting the boilers in time but receive no in-game message of failure.
    UI
    • Icons: Fixed an issue causing Vendor, Shelter and Spooky Icons to not remain greyed out on inactive C.A.M.P.s
    • Map: Players with Teammates over level 1023 will now accurately see their Teammates level when displayed on the minimap.
    WEAPONS
    • Ammo: Ultracite 2mm Ammo now correctly weighs the same as its non-Ultracite Variant.
    • Crusader Pistol: Adjusted the Reflex Sight to be in the correct spot.
    • Mods: Addressed an issue that could cause Magazine/Clip Capacity to not correctly reset after swapping mods.
    • Mods: Addressed an issue that caused weapons with multiple projectile mods to fill VATS crit meter twice.
    • Shotgun: Fixed an issue causing the Pump-Action Shotgun name to not dynamically change after applying the Enclave Skin.
    • Skins: The Fixer can no longer be traded, dropped, or sold with the Jack – O – Lantern Skin applied.
    • Weapons: Charged weapons will no longer lose charge when exiting sneak.
    WORLD
    • Whitespring Resort: Fixed an invisible collision spot on the WhiteSpring roof.

    TAKE DOWN THE SPOOKY SCORCHED

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    Though the Scorched have lost much of what once made them human, it seems they’ve managed to retain some semblance of fondness for certain holidays. In fact, as Halloween approaches, they’re wriggling into creepy costumes and have even begun collecting sweet treats they’ve stumbled upon. From October 19 – November 2, you’ll occasionally run into these “Spooky Scorched” during your adventures in Appalachia. Each one will spawn as legendary, and taking them down will net you with a legendary item and a piece of Mystery Candy. You’ll also receive a Spooky Treat Bag, which you can open to receive rewards like consumables, ammo, and even a chance at some Halloween themed loot!

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    If you’ve got a sweet tooth, the Mystery Candy you’ll get from Spooky Scorched may seem enticing in the moment—especially because eating it will grant you with one of five random special buffs. However, you may want to bring a few pieces back to your C.A.M.P. for any visitors who stop by during the next couple of weeks…

    TRICK OR TREAT!

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    Before the bombs fell, there was nothing quite like dressing up as your favorite comic book hero, storybook princess, or gruesome monster on Halloween, and going door-to-door with your closest friends on the hunt for some delicious sweets. This year, you can recapture some of that magic by raiding your wardrobe for a costume and trick-or-treating your way around Appalachia!

    Starting October 19, everyone will be able to claim a free Spooky Candy Bowl from the Atomic Shop, place it in their C.A.M.P.s, and fill it with Mystery Candy they’ve collected from Spooky Scorched or purchased from train station vendors. Until November 2, all Dwellers will receive Daily Challenges to trick or treat at others’ C.A.M.P.s, as well as Daily and Weekly Challenges to hand out treats from their Spooky Candy Bowls. Each of these Daily Challenges that you complete will grant you one of several possible rewards, like a consumable item, Perk Card Pack, Lunchbox, Repair Kit, or some S.C.O.R.E. Additionally, Weekly Challenges to give candy to trick-or-treaters can award you S.C.O.R.E., rare crafting materials, or even Halloween costumes. If you manage to complete both Weekly Challenges, you’ll also receive the new Popcorn Machine that you can build in your Appalachian abode.

    Remember to transform your home into a horrifying haunted house that will give your visitors a scare, and be sure to place your Spooky Candy Bowl where others can easily find it. Don’t worry about folks snatching all of your sweets in one go, either. Each Dweller will be limited to one piece of candy from your bowl per hour. Finally, just like in real life, you’ll need to be in costume in order to trick or treat successfully, so be sure to wear your most festive apparel when visiting others’ C.A.M.P.s.

    JOIN THE BOMBS DROP FESTIVITIES!

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    Though a sugar-fueled Halloween is looming just around the corner, there is another important occasion that we remember at this time each year. Bombs Drop Day is a grim reminder of how the world changed forever on October 23. However, it’s also a cause for celebration, because despite the odds, you’re surviving, thriving, and making post-apocalyptic Appalachia your own. Join us in commemorating Bombs Drop Day with sales on Fallout 76 and Atoms, as well as several upcoming weekend events.

    Bug Fixes

    Spooky Scorched Are on the Prowl

    Halloween is almost here, and some of the Scorched are getting into the spirit of the season by dressing in their most festive costumes as they creep around Appalachia! From now until November 2, whenever you spot “Spooky Scorched” during your adventures, or hear their spine-chilling holiday sounds, it’s time to go on the hunt.

    • Spooky Scorched will spawn as 1, 2, or 3-star legendaries, which means you’ll receive a legendary item every time you take one down.
    • You’ll also receive a Spooky Treat Bag, which you can open to get some goodies like consumables, ammo, and a chance at some Halloween themed Plans.
    • Finally, you’ll receive a piece of Mystery Candy that you can eat to receive one of five random buffs, which may include stat boosts, or even Nukashine-like effects. TIP: While it can be tempting to devour all your Mystery Candy right away, you may want to hold on to a few pieces so that you can take part in our Trick-or-Treating event this year (more on that below).
    • Please also note that, like the Holiday Scorched, Spooky Scorched will not spawn inside of interiors.

    Trick or Treat!

    The Scorched won’t be the only ones haunting the Wasteland this Halloween! From now until November 2, you can dress up in costume to go trick-or-treating around Appalachia with your friends, and even give out candy to trick-or-treaters who visit your home. Along the way, you’ll be able to complete new trick-or-treating Challenges to earn rewards.

    Pass Out Candy to Trick-or-Treaters

    Visit the Atomic Shop to claim a free Spooky Candy Bowl before November 2, build it in your C.A.M.P., and fill it with Mystery Candy for trick-or-treaters to enjoy.

    • Get your hands on Mystery Candy by looting Spooky Scorched, or buying some with Caps from train station vendors around Appalachia.
    • TIP: Place your Spooky Candy Bowl in an obvious spot in your C.A.M.P. where trick-or-treaters can easily find it.
    • Please also note that Spooky Candy Bowls cannot be placed inside Shelters.

    Your C.A.M.P. will display a pumpkin icon on the Map once you’ve added Mystery Candy to your Spooky Candy Bowl, which will let other Dwellers know they are welcome to stop by for a treat.

    • If your candy bowl is empty, the pumpkin icon will stop appearing for your C.A.M.P. until you refill it.
    • Each trick-or-treater can only take one piece of candy per hour from your candy bowl, so there’s no need to worry about anyone swiping more than their fair share.

    Over the next two weeks, you will receive Daily and Weekly Challenges to give out candy, which you can complete to earn rewards!

    • Daily Challenges will grant you one of several possible rewards, like a consumable item, Perk Card Pack, Lunchbox, Repair Kit, or some S.C.O.R.E.
    • Weekly Challenges to give candy to trick-or-treaters can award S.C.O.R.E., rare crafting materials, or even Halloween costumes. Complete both Weekly Challenges and you’ll also receive a new Popcorn Machine for your C.A.M.P.!
    Go On the Hunt for Candy!

    Dust off your favorite costume, grab a few friends, and leave space in your pack for plenty of candy, because it’s time to trick or treat your way around the Wasteland!

    • Open the Map to spot C.A.M.P.s that have a pumpkin icon, which indicates that the owner currently has a Spooky Candy Bowl stocked up with Mystery Candy.

    Each day until November 2, you will receive a new Daily Challenge to trick or treat at other Dwellers’ C.A.M.P.s.

    • Like the Daily Challenges to give out candy, completing each trick-or-treating Daily will net you one of several rewards, including consumables, a Perk Card Pack, Lunchbox, Repair Kit, or some S.C.O.R.E.

    Make sure you’re wearing a costume when you take Mystery Candy from someone else’s Spooky Candy Bowl to ensure you’ll receive Challenge credit.

    • There are many different costume options available in-game, such as those you can find during your adventures, a variety of Unstoppables-themed rank-up rewards from the Season 6 Scoreboard, as well as costumes you can purchase in the Atomic Shop.

    Bug Fixes & Additional Improvements

    Art
    • Apparel: Fixed an issue that could partially obstruct the screen in first-person view while wearing the American Patriot Suit.
    • Apparel: Equipping the King Grognak Outfit while wearing the Grognak Sidekick Underarmor no longer turns the player’s hands invisible.
    • Headwear: The Mothman Gas Mask no longer clips into female characters’ faces.
    • Junk: Fuel Tanks now correctly display preview images when viewed or inspected in the inventory.
    • Power Armor: Reduced the amount of screen space taken up by the Park Ranger Power Armor’s forearms when wielding heavy weapons in first-person view, so that it is consistent with other Power Armors.
    • Power Armor: Park Ranger Power Armor pieces now have proper interior textures when inspected in the inventory.
    • Weapons: The Grelok Sorcerer Staff and Stanley Skins now correctly appear when applied to Grognak’s Axe.
    • Weapons: Improved the idle animation for the Grognak’s Other Axe Skin while in first-person view.
    • Weapons: Shortened the rebar on the Death’s Breath Flamer Skin to reduce the amount of screen space it takes up when playing in first-person view.
    • Weapons: The correct reload animation now plays when reloading a Gatling Gun that has an Extra Large Magazine Mod while wearing Power Armor.
    C.A.M.P.s & Workshops
    • Collectron Station: Moving a Collectron Station in C.A.M.P. before looting items it contained no longer prevents those items from appearing in the Station’s transfer menu.
    • Displays: Corrected the placement of Grognak’s Other Axe when displayed in High-Powered and Magnetic Weapon Racks.
    • Mobile Home Trailer: Players can no longer build multiple Mobile Home Doors in the same Mobile Home Trailer’s doorway.
    • Stairs: Snapping two Haunted House Stairs to each other no longer prevents players from walking up both sets of stairs.
    • Survival Tent: The Scrap Box in the Abandoned Shack Survival Tent now correctly faces the player.
    Daily Ops
    • Double Mutations: 2x currency rewards no longer appear halved in the Operation Report after completing a Double Mutation Daily Op.
    Events & Quests
    • Missing Persons: The “Find clues to where the Raiders are” objective now correctly progresses after opening the doors leading to the top floor of AMS Headquarters.
    • Missing Persons: Marcia no longer occasionally disappears during combat.
    Items
    • Backpacks: The Hazmat Meat Cooler Backpack now appears centered on the player’s back.
    • Crafting: Fixed an issue on PC that could cause players to craft lower-level items than intended.
    • Explosive Bait: Fixed an issue that caused players to take damage from Explosive Bait when they were not currently engaged in PVP combat with the player who threw it.
    • Headwear: Fixed an issue that prevented Communist Commander Hats from appearing in players’ inventories.
    • Legendary Armor: Auto-Stim Legendary Armor no longer automatically uses Stimpaks if a highly-radiated player’s available health is full.
    • Legendary Crafting: Progress will now be saved after crafting a legendary item at a Workbench.
    • Ranged Weapons: Laser Rifles with an attached Sniper Barrel Mod now fire correctly in third-person view while wearing Power Armor.
    • Unarmed Melee Weapons: Crafting a legendary “Face Breaker” Power Fist now correctly requires 2 Legendary Modules. The ability to craft this item has been re-enabled at Weapons Workbenches.
    • Underarmor: Players can now apply Casual Mods to all Season 6 Sidekick Underarmors.
    Localization
    • Events: The Monster Mash event’s map description, quest description, and quest tracker are now correctly translated in non-English game clients.
    • Quests: Meg’s voice lines during the “Siding with Crater” quest are now correctly translated in the Japanese game client.
    Performance & Stability
    • Client Stability: Addressed an issue that could cause the PlayStation client to crash after placing a Junkyard Fountain in C.A.M.P.
    • Client Stability: Fixed a crash that could occur when repeatedly switching tabs in the Pip-Boy.
    • Performance: Fixed an issue in which the crafting menu could take a long time to open under certain conditions.
    Sound
    • Main Menu: Updated the Main Menu music for PlayStation and Xbox versions of the game so that it is consistent with other platforms.
    User Interface
    • Atomic Shop: Corrected an issue that prevented some emotes from playing their icon animations when selected in the Atomic Shop.
    • Atomic Shop: Inspecting certain Emotes and Player Icons in the Atomic Shop no longer causes item descriptions to disappear the Shop’s menus.
    • Pip-Boy: Opening a Holotape in the Pip-Boy and then switching to or from Quick-Boy view no longer causes the Pip-Boy UI to overlap the Holotape’s content.
    World
    • Collision: Addressed a number of objects throughout Appalachia that players could partially clip into or walk through.
    • Pathing: Addressed a number of locations throughout Appalachia where players or creatures could become stuck.
    • Addressed an issue that can cause Challenges to automatically complete near the daily reset time.
    • Fixed various client crashes.
    • Added stability fixes.
    • Added performance improvements.
    • Other minor bug fixes.

    Download free Fallout 76 version 1.68 on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.

    Jack Johnson
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