Fallout 76 Season 8 Out Now, Adding Alien Invaders to Appalachia

Alessio Palumbo
Fallout 76

In late February, Bethesda Game Studios announced the overall Fallout 76 roadmap for 2022. Today, though, we've got a much more detailed overview of Season 8, live now on all platforms.

The main draw of this Fallout 76 event is the so-called Alien invasion of Appalachia, which will take place over the next couple of weeks.

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  • Every hour on the hour until March 15, an Alien Mothership will materialize above one of six Appalachian landmarks to deploy three Brainwave Siphons in the area.
    • Travel to the Mothership’s location and examine Siphon Kappa to start the event.
  • When the event begins, work to destroy all three Brainwave Siphons, one after the other, before the aliens can complete their Brainwave Extraction process.
    • There’s just one problem: Each Siphon is protected by a force field, which is controlled by a different Alien Commander.
    • Defeat alien forces to draw out the Commander for each Siphon. Take out the Commander and the force field will drop, allowing you and your event mates to destroy the Siphon.
  • If you manage to demolish all three Brainwave Siphons in time, you will receive some loot, XP, and have a chance to earn plans to craft new alien weaponry, like the Alien Disintegrator and Electro Enforcer, as well as high-tech new C.A.M.P. objects.
  • Keep your guard up, because as long as the Seasonal Event is live, you may encounter extraterrestrial interlopers at select Public Events, including Campfire Tales, Free Range, and Line in the Sand. You may also spot our curious visitors in new Random Encounters that we’re adding with this update.

There are also many global improvements to Fallout 76, such as the ability to hide backpacks, a buildable Pirate Radio for your C.A.M.P., and reduced weight for Stimpaks. Additionally, Fallout 76 will now get the chance to continue earning S.C.O.R.E. points from non-repeatable Daily and Weekly Challenges while playing in Public and Custom Worlds.

The latter will also see many new tweakable settings, such as adjusting the character's carry weight, the availability of VATS, and Perk effects.

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