Fallout 76: Mutations Moving from Daily Ops to Public Events

Are you ready for what's coming?
Are you ready for what's coming? Bethesda

Something big is coming soon to Fallout 76. The Daily Ops Mutations that many players are familiar with will become part of Appalachian Public Events, to be featured in the upcoming Mutation Invasion Update. Right now, it's currently in the PTS.

Since players were first introduced to Appalachia four years ago, a lot has changed. While these changes are thanks to players, there are also those linked to daily long-lasting radiation exposure of local inhabitants, aka "A Normal Day in the Wasteland."

As mentioned, the Mutations that everyone has known to love is now spilling over from Daily Ops' missions to Public Event. Here's what to expect:

  • At the top of the hour, every hour a Mutated Public Event appears.
    • These events are marked with a special icon to indicate they are Mutated.
  • Public Events for the remainder of the hour are normal events with no Mutations, which is also how this feature functions in the live game.

For those new to the game or may have forgotten, mutations can be:

  • Volatile: Enemies explode upon death.
  • Active Camouflage: Enemies are clocked when not attacking.
  • Resilient: Enemies can only be slain with a melee attack.
  • Freezing Touch: Slow targets down upon attack.
  • Toxic Blood: Enemies leave behind small poisonous hazards upon death.
  • Group regeneration: Enemies heal each other when within radius.
  • Swift Footed: Increased movement speed.

New Rewards and Challenges

Players able to finish a Mutated Public Event get Legendary Items, Treasury Notes, and other rewards usually seen in a Public Event. In addition to these rewards, players also earn a new crafting component called Infusion Reagent.

Infusion Reagents can be combined at the Chemistry Workbench to come up with a new consumable item known as Infusions. Details include:

  • Infusions have powerful effects that last for a short time.
  • Each Infusion has multiple tiers that increase the magnitude and/or duration of their effects.
  • Unlock higher Infusion Tiers by completing new Lifetime Challenges for Mutated Public Events. The more Mutated Events completed, the more tiers unlocked.

Right now, there are two infusions players can try out:

  • Steel Skin Infusion
    • Gain the effects of wearing Power Armor for several minutes.
  • Healing Cloud Infusion
    • Emit a Healing Cloud that heals you and other friendly nearby players for several minutes.

Fallout 76 is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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