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Fallout 76 Season 16: 10 Best Tips for Beginners

The new Fallout update is here, and the good news is it comes with a boatload of rewards. Fallout 76 Season 16 is ideally part 2 of the Atlantic City update. But it also comes with a riveting ‘Duel with the Devil' pack. The new season will alter how future games approach seasons and updates. That means players will not just grind to reach the top of the scoreboard. The latest update introduces flexibility in claiming rewards, according to a presser released by the studio. Beyond this, there is plenty in store, including premium rewards. So, how do you, as a newbie, navigate this newly laid terrain? Let's find out below in Fallout 76 Season 16: 10 Best Tips for Beginners.

10. Settle on a Build

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Like most online multiplayer games, choosing a build for your character is the first feat. For Fallout 76, the title lays heavy emphasis on your character build, unlike other titles in the franchise. Also, the game has a limit to the perks you can activate. The new ‘perk card system' lets you build a deck from original Fallout perks, including Commando, Action Boy, Strong Back, etc. Therefore, you should have an idea of what build you want and aim to work on it early on in the game.

9. Scavenge Everything

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Resources are vital for survival in the wasteland. Make sure to scavenge everything you come across, from junk items to food and weapons. Junk items can be scrapped for valuable crafting components, which you can use to repair your gear and build new items at crafting stations. Since the map can be pretty vast, you can mark a route that constantly has a lot of loot. For example, West Tek will always have super mutant enemies who drop valuable loot upon defeat.

8. Team Up

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Fallout 76 is designed to be played solo, but teaming up with other players can make your journey much easier and more enjoyable. You can share resources, tackle formidable enemies together, and even complete challenging quests more efficiently. Plus, playing with others can help you learn the ropes faster and discover new strategies for surviving in the wasteland. Moreover, some events in the game require communication and coordination, So don't be afraid of talking to your friends. You may encounter a few rotten apples, but don't let that bog down your experience.

7. You Don't Always Have to Put Up a Fight


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Essentially, Fallout 76's game map is a wasteland. Navigating post-apocalyptic West Virginia can be a nightmare. Plenty of instances will call for throwing a punch or two, but you must choose your battles carefully. The new season may feature the typical Fallout mechanics, which calls for combat, especially when scavenging for loot. But with the risk of no Disease Resistance Bonuses or Max HP, you're safer turning away.

Instead, you should engage in combat when it is essential. If you're low on ammo, you can switch to melee action. Alternatively, fleeing is an option, especially when facing a mob. You're better off being safe rather than sorry. And don't worry about it affecting your rank or scoreboard. You need to be alive to rank high anyway.

6. Accept Your Fate


As a newbie, you'll likely meet your inevitable demise. Before you master the system, you might die once or twice. But fret not. Your character will respawn. That being said, you shouldn't be afraid to explore. The worst that will happen is that you will lose your loot. In rare cases, you may come across valuable loot. If it is, you will get another opportunity to collect it after respawning. Also, having too much junk on you can be a bummer. It slows you down, meaning you won't be able to keep up with your friends. So, stashing your junk keeps your loot safe. You can openly explore the map, but beware of the risks.

5. Avoid PVP At All Costs

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Given that Fallout 76 is a shared experience in the online community, you'll most likely come across veteran players. While engaging in PVP combat makes the experience more realistic, you're likely to lose valuable resources. Workshops are ideally PVP zones, although they are the right place to acquire building plans, XP, and vital resources. So approach the area with caution. If you're to carry your junk, take that which you won't regret losing. Moreover, some players go above and beyond to harass new players. To avoid this, you can activate the Pacifist Mode, which reduces any damages an oppressor inflicts on you. Meaning you'll have room to dash to safety.

4. A Sneak Attack Does the Trick

SNEAK ATTACK Fallout 76 Season 16

Fallout 76 Season 16 retains much of its gameplay elements from its predecessors. Plus, it borrows some combat elements from the Elder Scrolls franchise. This means you'll end up in scenarios where time and ammo limit your activity on the battlefield. So, what do you do? No, you don't play dead but launch a sneak attack. If you find yourself at a good vantage point with plenty of hiding spots, you can leverage that. Just take out your rifle and clear the enemies one by one.

3. Participate in Daily and Weekly Events


The new update states that players will “continue to earn S.C.O.R.E. and rank up by completing daily and weekly challenges.” Playing these challenges gives you a lay of the land as a newbie. Plus, the new update lets you unlock more season pages. The pages give you a clue as to what rewards will be available. Therefore, you can redeem any page that you see fit. Moreover, climbing up a rank grants you 25 tickets that can redeem rewards on the already unblocked season pages.

2. Put Some Thought Into Your CAMP

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CAMPS or Construction and Assembly Mobile Platforms, are your ideal way for fast travel in Fallout 76 Season 16. However, this is not the only option for speedy travel. There are other ways you could fast-travel, but it come at a cost. Ideally, CAMP lets you move from point A to point B for free. That being said, you need to be mindful of where you place your CAMP. You can set up one across the midpoint of multiple fast-paced locations. Whatever you do, do not build a floating CAMP.

1. Access Premium Rewards

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If you're not a Fallout 1st member, you may want to reconsider this. The season 16 update grants 1st members free access to the Fallout 1st Season Pass. This translated to premium rewards, including Percival's Pith Helmet, Liquid Courage, Rip Daring Outfit, and more. But good news! Even as a non-member, you can access the extra rewards by purchasing Fallout 1st Seasons Pass for 1500 Atoms.

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Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.