Is FALLOUT 76 Worth Playing In 2024?

So you’ve seen the new Fallout TV show and want to check out the game. But is Fallout 76 the right game to start?

The short answer is no! You should start with Fallout 4.

But, if you enjoy playing games with friends and experiencing a more up-to-date game with an MMO-like environment, Fallout 76 is perfect for you.

I started playing Fallout 76 in 2020 and so far I’m having a blast with the game. And I’m still playing it.

So, it’s time to ask the question—Is Fallout 76 worth playing in 2024? Let’s find out.

Is It Still A Buggy Mess?

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Fallout 76 received lots of negative responses at launch. It didn’t have NPCs, had loads of bugs and glitches, and it just felt like an unfinished game.

But that all changed in 2021. It’s a well-polished game now, enjoyed by thousands of active players.

There are now NPCs all across the map and there are multiple questlines with cool storylines to enjoy, all the while you enjoy leveling your character across the huge map.

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The world of Fallout 76 looks beautiful (as far as it gets for a post-apocalyptic world) and the missions are also quite interesting. There is loot in abundance as well.

I can see that this game would be much more enjoyable when played as a team. But, I’m a solo player and I haven’t had any issues playing the game alone.

Fallout TV Show Hype

Following the success of the Fallout TV series, there was a massive surge of players across all Fallout games. And Fallout 76 also saw a large number of people joining to play the game.

Even weeks after the TV show aired, Fallout 76 had more than 68,000 people playing the game every day. And that’s only on Steam.

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New Content Throughout The Year

Following the Wastelanders update, the developer Bethesda continued to deliver several big content updates and quality-of-life improvements to the game.

The most notable update, Steel Dawn brought the Brotherhood of Steel back into the game. And it had a pretty cool storyline as well.

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Free Seasons Battle Pass

Bethesda also introduced a new battle pass-style Seasons content that allows players to jump into the game every day to do daily missions and grind for loot.

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I found this to be so much fun and it gave me a reason to jump into the game more often.

In early 2021, the game also received a big update increasing the player stash storage. Now you can store more items in your stash as well as have 2 CAMPs.

More Endgame Content

There have been lots of big content drops in Fallout 76 over the last couple of years. Especially the Brotherhood of Steel missions and the storyline has been the main highlight of the game.

Now, players can craft legendary gear in Fallout 76. This will give you a reason to grind for better gear and work on your build once you hit Level 50.

Perfect time to return to the game if you’ve been away from it.


Expeditions are the newest addition to Fallout 76. With this new game mode, you get to explore some of the iconic places from the Fallout universe.

The first expedition takes you to The Pitt from Fallout 3. And there are more expeditions on the way too.

Is Fallout 76 Worth Playing?

Yes, Fallout 76 is definitely worth playing. especially at the current stage, the game feels well-polished and offers an immersive experience for you to explore a post-apocalyptic world like no other.

Even though it feels like the end of story-based missions, there are a ton of content for you to enjoy in the game. You could easily get more than 100 hours of gameplay from just doing the missions.

Fallout 76 usually goes on sale on Steam for less than $10 all the time and on consoles too. Wait for a sale, grab the game, and enjoy!