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Fallout 76 Night of the Moth Update (1.6.2.16) Patch Notes

Here comes the new seasonal event!

December 8, 2021

The Fallout 76 Night of the Moth content will soon go live and you can jump into the game to experience new quests and seasonal event as soon as the maintenance is finished, but before that, let’s have a look at the update 1.6.2.16 patch notes.

A new seasonal event starts in Fallout 76 as of today and it will be available for all players until the end of the third week of December, delivering a new set of quests that will bring you up close and personal with the Mothman cult.

In addition to that, Fallout 76 Night of the Moth update also delivers some quality-of-life improvements to the looting system and Pip-boy customization as well as fixing some of the identified issues prior to this update’s launch.

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Fallout 76 Night of the Moth Update (1.6.2.16) Patch Notes

New Features

  • MOTHMAN EQUINOX Seasonal Event
    • Until December 21, the Mothman Equinox Seasonal Event will take place every hour at the top of the hour at Point Pleasant in the Forest region of Appalachia.
    • Begin the event by speaking with Interpreter Clarence on the roof of the Mothman Museum.
  • SEASON 7: ZORBO’S REVENGE
    • New Scoreboard: Join forces with Dr. Zorbo on the “Zorbo’s Revenge” Scoreboard as he travels from planet to plant to recruit a crack team that will help him take down Captain Cosmos.
    • New Allies: As you rank up on the Scoreboard, you will also unlock Xerxo and Katherine, two new Allies who can join you in your C.A.M.P.
    • To Rank 100, and Beyond: you can once again surpass Rank 100 to continue earning additional rank-up rewards through the end of Season 7.

Quality-of-Life Improvements

  • Nearby Corpse Looting
  • Legendary Loot Sharing
  • Team XP Sharing
  • Build Menu “New” Tab
  • Pip-Boy Keyring
  • Pip-Boy Menu Color Customization
  • Ammo Everywhere

Bug Fixes

ART

  • Apparel: The player’s hands no longer clip into rifles and shotguns while wearing the Crypt Crook outfit.
  • Apparel: Blood Eagle Charmer, Treasure Hunter, and Radstag Hide outfits now correctly hide underarmor while equipped.
  • Graphics: Players who are killed by a Flamer will no longer continue to display flame visual effects after respawning.
  • Graphics: Fixed an issue that could cause enemy and player corpses to temporarily become invisible after being killed.

C.A.M.P.S & WORKSHOPS

  • Displays: The Pepper Shaker can now be displayed in the Heavy Weapons Stand.
  • Fences: Red Cedar Hedges placed in a teammate’s C.A.M.P. can now be moved, stored, scrapped, etc., by the C.A.M.P. owner.
  • Flags: The Clean U.S. Wall and Pole Flags have been hand-washed with care and are now much cleaner than before.
  • Floors: C.A.M.P. budget consumed by the Haunted House Floor is now consistent with other types of flooring.
  • Misc. Structures: Reduced the C.A.M.P. budget consumed by many large neon signs and billboards.
  • Roofs: C.A.M.P. budget consumed by the Haunted House Roof is now consistent with other types of roofing.
  • Roofs: A windowless variation of the Haunted House Roof Slant has been added to the Haunted House building set.
  • Stash Boxes: Implemented a fix to reduce instances where the Secret Stash Bookcase and other Stash Boxes could appear open even though they are closed.
  • Tables: The Wavy Willard’s Round Deck Table now correctly appears in the “Tables” category in the build menu.
  • Walls: Powered Doors with Keypad access now correctly snap to foundations.
  • Walls: Haunted House right fascia pieces no longer flip after applying wallpaper to them.
  • Wall Décor: Season Gameboards no longer each have their own entry in the build menu, and instead appear as variants in a single row under Wall Décor.
  • Workbenches: Attempting to use a Power Armor Station that has been built close to a wall or another object no longer results in a “Waiting for response from server” error message.

CHALLENGES

  • Combat: The “Repair 76 Swords” lifetime challenge now correctly awards Atoms when completed.
  • Social: The “Revive 76 Players” lifetime challenge now correctly awards Atoms when completed.
  • Social: The “Use Photomode at Burdette Manor” subchallenge for the “Use Photomode around the Forest Region” social challenge has been corrected to “Use Photomode at the Kill Box.”
  • Weekly: Killing a Hermit Crab now progresses the “Kill Huge Creatures” challenge.
  • World: Building a wood instrument now correctly progresses the “Possum: Musician” challenge.

COMBAT

  • Enemy Health: Implemented a fix to significantly reduce enemy health “rubber banding” that could occur when damaging them with certain weapons, like the Pepper Shaker.

DAILY OPS

  • Arktos Pharma: Adjusted the spawn location for Daily Ops inside Arktos Pharma so that players have more room to move around and are less likely to start the Op by accident.

EVENTS & QUESTS

  • Loading Screens: When fast traveling to a Public Event, loading screens now correctly display additional information about that event.
  • The Motherlode: Melody Larkin will no longer warn the player about church bells in Charleston after completing the Motherlode event. Your reign of terror has ended, Melody.
  • Project Beanstalk: Pharmabot-JD7E no longer becomes hostile toward the player after being hit by NPCs during the event.
  • Vital Equipment: Players now receive the proper amount of reputation with Foundation when choosing to donate the recovered item.

FALLOUT WORLDS

  • Menus: The Shared Worlds menu now reflects changes to a shared Custom World more quickly after the world owner makes settings adjustments.
  • Settings: Crafting quest items with Free Workbench Crafting enabled no longer consumes standard crafting materials.
  • Settings: When PVP is set to “Always,” the players in that world will now correctly be marked as hostile toward one another.
  • Private Adventure: Fixed an issue that could prevent players from joining Private Adventure worlds from the main menu while on a team.

ITEMS

  • Aid: Addiction debuffs are now correctly suppressed after consuming an item the character is addicted to.
  • Ammo: Fixed an issue that could result in less ammo being created than expected when attempting to craft large amounts of high-caliber ammo with the Ammosmith Perk and Ammo Factory Legendary Perk equipped.
  • Apparel: The Hooded Rags outfit no longer removes armor or underarmor when equipped.
  • Apparel: The Wrapped Cap can now be worn with eyewear and some face coverings, and no longer removes facial hair when equipped.
  • Backpacks: The name of the player’s backpack now updates correctly after applying the Corvega skin.
  • Exploit: Addressed an issue that could be exploited to consume fewer materials when crafting legendary items.
  • Junk: Lanterns now display a preview image when inspected.
  • Melee Weapons: The Valorous Alistair Sword Skin can now be applied to many additional one-handed melee weapons.
  • Misc: Scrap Assaultron Heads no longer appear upside down in Display Cases.
  • Misc: Cold Steel Beer Steins now face the same direction as other Steins when placed in a Beer Stein Display Case.
  • Mods: Applying a Jetpack mod to a Secret Service Chest Piece no longer causes it to turn invisible after logging out and back in.
  • Mods: The Communist and Red Communist Jetpack mods can now be applied to Ultracite and Raider Power Armor torso pieces.
  • Mods: Fixed an issue that allowed players to apply a Jetpack to Excavator Power Armor.
  • Mods: Fixed an issue that could prevent a Minigun with the Shredder mod from dealing damage if the player had 5mm ammo in their inventory.
  • Mods: The Power Armor Helmet Targeting HUD mod now correctly highlights hostile NPCs who had been passive before the player initiated combat with them.
  • Power Armor: The Northern Lights Power Armor skin can now be applied to all types of Power Armor.
  • Ranged Weapons: The Salvaged Assaultron Head now deals the correct amount of damage per charge when fired in VATS.
  • Ranged Weapons: Fixed an issue that could prevent weapon bash attacks from dealing damage after applying a mod that increased the weapon’s melee damage.
  • Ranged Weapons: Flares now ignite properly when fired into the terrain or at a structure.
  • Survival Tents: The Tinker’s Workbench and Scrapbox are now oriented correctly in the APC Survival Tent.

LOCALIZATION

  • Achievements: Steel Reign Achievements now have proper translations in the Simplified Chinese game client.
  • Quests: Corrected missing characters in the “Unsolved: Missing Girls” note during the “Unsolved: Picnic Panic” quest in the Simplified Chinese game client.
  • Quests: Corrected missing characters in the “Suspicious death of Alicia Shay” note during the “Treasure Unknown” quest in the Japanese game client.

NPCS

  • Allies: The Settler Forager Ally can once again give Daily Quests to the C.A.M.P. owner.
  • Minerva: Item Plans and Recipes the player has already learned will no longer appear to them as purchasable in Minerva’s inventory.

PERFORMANCE & STABILITY

  • Client Stability: Fixed a crash that could occur during normal gameplay.
  • Client Stability: Fixed a crash that could occur when fighting a Daily Ops boss.
  • Client Stability: Addressed an audio issue that could result in a client crash.
  • Client Stability: Fixed an issue that could cause the client to crash after fast traveling.
  • Client Stability: Applying mods to laser and plasma weapons no longer causes the Russian game client to crash.
  • Server Stability: Fixed an issue that could cause a server crash during normal gameplay.
  • Server Stability: Fixed a server crash that could occur during combat.
  • Server Stability: Addressed an issue that could result in a server crash during the Meat Week Seasonal Event.

PERKS

  • Friendly Fire: Allied NPCs can now be healed using the Friendly Fire Perk.

USER INTERFACE

  • Controls: The quick-swap button can now be used to switch to non-offensive weapons, like the Pro-Snap Deluxe Camera.
  • Main Menu: Fixed visual issues that could occur after idling on the main menu for an extended period of time.

WORLD

  • Ultracite Veins: Mining Ultracite Veins near Fissure Sites no longer causes Scorched to spawn.

Fallout 76 is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. It’s free for all Xbox Game Pass subscribers on all platforms.

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