Yesterday, Bethesda announced an upcoming Fallout 76 update via a Inside the Vault blog post. On March 12, players will be able to create brewing stations to create alcohol-themed items and embrace their inner boozehounds in Fallout 76. When the update goes live, players will be able to take on a new quest near Vault-Tec University. In the quest ‘Wasted on Nukashine,’ players will meet Biv, Appalachia’s tipsiest robot, and learn how to create two new workstations, the Brewing Station and the Frementer.
Being Fallout, getting drunk on post-apocalyptic booze gives some weird effects and usually require some time before they’re ready. Mixed drinks can be used as-is, beers need time to ferment, and wines and spirits have two fermenting timers. The basic “fresh” timer is your standard mixed effect, while letting them become “vintage” gives an additional beneficial effect. You can place drinks in your Fermenter to reduce the time they need to become ready. Here are the examples given by the Inside the Vault blog:
- Firecracker Whiskey: The fresh effect causes self-immolation from your melee attacks, damaging you and your attackers. When vintage, your ranged and melee attacks also light enemies on fire.
- Hoppy Hunter: When fermented, drinking it increases your scope stability and damage to animals, but reduces your accuracy in VATS.
- Tick Blood Tequila Surprise: As well as being incredibly disgusting, this mixed drink gives your successful melee attacks a chance to give you a disease, but also a chance to refill your hunger meter.
There are plenty of other recipes you can learn by taking one of two daily quests from Biv. One teaches your new Brewing and Distilling recipes, while the other has you experimenting with the questionable effects of equally questionable drinks.
This boozy update to Fallout 76 arrives March 12, with a few days to spare before St. Patrick’s day.