While the next big expansion for the game isn’t coming soon, Bethesda has announced Fasnacht Day event is now available in Fallout 76.
The in-game celebration lets players get more XP and bonus goodies, as well as seasonal activities. Rewards include new CAMP gear and a “few new rare masks” for this year’s entry, and it runs through February 22nd.
The new Fasnacht Day event is now available in Fallout 76, bringing with it a recreation of the real-life celebration of the same name – which is celebrated by descendants of German immigrants in the United States to this day. This also includes the Appalachia region of West Virginia where the game takes place.
The German word for Fastnacht comes from fast, which is shortened from “fasten” or to fast with food and nacht which translates to night – or fast night. A long-observed Christian holiday, families would generally use up the remaining food in their pantry the night before Lent starts, when the fasting period begins.
Here’s a rundown on the new event:
It’s nearly time once again to come together as a community as we usher in the warm rays of springtime, and bid a fiery farewell to Old Man Winter. Pull your favorite mask out of storage, throw together a festive outfit, and shine your marching shoes, because the Fasnacht Day celebration begins February 10!
Once Fasnacht arrives next Thursday, make sure to head to Helvetia every hour at the top of the hour to start the event by speaking with the Master of Ceremonies. There, you’ll team up with other Dwellers to aid the town’s Protectrons with their party prep. Decorate the barn, play a tune, gather ingredients for the feast, and more before lining up alongside the bots to take part in the Fasnacht Day Parade. Defend the robots against any would-be party crashers as they march around Helvetia, and then be sure to cap off the parade by lighting the ceremonial bonfire at the end of the route.
The more Protectron marchers who survive the parade, the better your chances to earn rare rewards. When you complete Fasnacht Day, you’ll earn some loot and a legendary item. You’ll also have a chance to earn rare rewards, like Fasnacht themed gear for your C.A.M.P., or one of many coveted Fasnacht Masks, including a few new rare Masks that are up for grabs this year.
With a new parade starting every hour, you’ll have lots of opportunities to get your hands on plenty of those rewards. Make sure to join Helvetia’s most explosive party of the year before the Fasnacht Seasonal Event concludes on February 22.
Fallout 76 is now available for Windows PC (via Bethesda, and Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In case you missed it, you can find our review for the game here.