Bethesda has published the 2020 Roadmap for Fallout 76, illustrating the expected future content, the seasonal system and a balance of the combat system.

Fallout 76

The seasons represent a free progression system through which players can get new aesthetic rewards, elements for the CAMP, talent packs, Atoms and much more. Their operation is still subject to change based on user feedback, but they will follow these general lines:

  • Players will see a new option in the main menu which will take them to a seasonal themed progression screen. During season 1, the theme will be Captain Cosmos!
  • All players start a season at Rank 1 (out of 100). Advancing on the Captain Cosmos board involves the acquisition of a new currency, SCORE, obtainable through the new system of challenges and other game activities.
  • The challenges will be simpler to complete, with tasks that are accomplished simply by playing Fallout 76.
  • Rewards are paid out at every grade, with greater rewards the more you advance and according to specific stages (rank 25, 50, 76, etc.).
  • Players will spend 150 atoms to advance in rank after the first two weeks of a season. After two weeks, players can speed up their progression by spending atoms if they are left behind. 
  • The seasons will last 10 weeks with a two-week break between the end of the previous and the beginning of the next.

Season 1 is scheduled to start this summer with the arrival of the 20 Patch.