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Fallout 76 patch introduces the Sheepsquatch, vendor improvements

Fallout 76’s Patch 8, which brings a new chunk of content that is part of the Wild Appalachia expansion, is out today. There’s a new questline focused around Calvin van Lowe, a brother who was lost in the pursuit of the mysterious Sheepsquatch. The Sheepsquatch is a West Virginia legend, and we can likely expect him to be as rude as the other beasties roaming Appalachia.

The Lying Lowe questline can be started by finding and reading a “Sheepsquatch Ate My Brother” poster, which is located in train stations around Appalachia or in Lewisburg. The poster can also be claimed for free in the Atomic Store until May 7, and players can put the posters in their CAMP, which can also be used to start the quest.

A new dungeon, The Burrows, will be added on April 16, which will see players delving beneath Harper’s Ferry following a doomed Brotherhood of Steel expedition. The Burrows is described as a challenging experience that is best done in a squad with powerful gear equipped.

The other big change is to vendors. Vendors from each faction will be in the shops at Whitespring, meaning that you can go to one place for all of your buying and selling. All vendors now have a shared pool of 1,400 caps. Previously, each vendor from each faction had 200 caps, which meant players had to hunt around to sell their things to someone with caps to trade.

Player vending has been delayed until Patch 9, at which point players will be able to set up their own shops with cap pools and transactions.

The full patch notes can be found on Bethesda’s website; there are additional changes like the ability to name weapon and armor, player turret damage changes in PvP, and a reduction of caps lost in Survival PvP.

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