In an interview with Ausgamers it was revealed that there is planned five more years of Fallout 76 content.
More information.With the 2022 Roadmap out in the wild, one look and you'll notice that the team is focusing on expanding and updating the concept of Public Events within Fallout 76. That is, instance-wide activities that players can join in on. The first of which is available now, deals with an alien invasion of the flying saucer kind. This year will also see the arrival of Expeditions, with the first location to house this new way to play being The Pitt. The fiery, dreary, and grim locale that served as the focus of one of Fallout 3's most memorable expansions.
Switching things back to this year, the first big update has a new Public Event based on Aliens and UFOs. Things that have been a part of the weirder and more comical side of Fallout. How does that fit into Fallout 76 from a thematic point-of-view and as a new type of event?
The idea of the alien invasion has been one we've been talking about for a while. Even before launch it was an idea that was one of those things that we thought would be cool. But we wanted to do it right and we wanted to pick the right time. We also wanted to be very careful about how we handled aliens because there is this mystery and it sits a little more on the more lighthearted side of the Fallout franchise. And with that we realised that maybe it wasn't something that would be there all the time.
"The idea of the alien invasion has been one we've been talking about for a while. Even before launch it was an idea that was one of those things that we thought would be cool."
So we opted to create a Seasonal Event where it's time-limited but bigger than what we've done before. For many in the team it was a passion project and when you get people really excited about something, you tend to do some fun and wacky things. So we also have a bunch of different random encounters that are fun that you'll just kind of run across. And they'll shed some light on the things the aliens are up to.
We added new alien enemies too, we have the one from Fallout 4, we also reintroduce the drone that showed up in Fallout 3's Mothership Zeta DLC. The new alien, the Alien Invader is this little alien dude inside a mech suit and you can see his hands on the little joysticks. That was really fun to add. We wanted to have fun with it, and we wanted to make it like a full scale invasion. Other Public Events, instead of having normal enemies, will have aliens invading in them.