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Fallout 76’s Skyline Valley update expands the map, arrives in June

Fallout 76’s next update, Skyline Valley, is coming in June and will deliver a large map update, a new Vault, and a new type of enemy to confront.

It’s a lot to take in, even for a three-minute video posted to X, but basically, Fallout 76’s map is going to expand east into Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, where players will encounter Vault 63, which is entirely occupied and run by Ghouls.

For those not in the know, ghouls are humans (or their descendants) who survived the radioactive hazards of the story’s original nuclear apocalypse, but mutated into a rather grim state. In Fallout 76: Skyline Valley, Vault 63’s dwellers are actually electrified ghouls called the Lost. Some can be friends, some can be foes. In the Amazon TV series, Walton Goggins is a main character named Cooper Howard who is a ghoul.

Thursday’s announcement mentioned that Fallout 76 would continue rolling out content for all players “regardless of level” which seems to acknowledge the interest in the game since the launch of Amazon Prime Video’s Fallout TV series on April 10.

The TV show is credited with surge in player count for Fallout 76 and Fallout 4, and even blamed for causing traffic problems at the popular mod site NexusMods.

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Owen Good
Gaming Editor (US)

Owen Good is a 15-year veteran of video games writing, also covering pop culture and entertainment subjects for the likes of Kotaku and Polygon. He is a Gaming Editor for ReadWrite working from his home in North Carolina, the United States, joining this publication in April, 2024. Good is a 1995 graduate of North Carolina State University and a 2000 graduate of The Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University, in New York. A second-generation newspaperman, Good's career before covering video games included daily newspaper stints in North Carolina; in upstate New York; in Washington, D.C., with the Associated Press; and…

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