Fallout 76 Skyline Valley Update: Everything You Need to Know About Season 17

Fallout 76 Skyline Valley Update: Everything You Need to Know About Season 17

Alice ChambersAlice ChambersFallout 76 | PC | PlayStation | Steam | Xbox
Jun 18, 202413 minute read

Hey, Vault Dwellers! Big news for all you wanderers of the wasteland—Fallout 76 just dropped its latest update, and it's a doozy. Season 17, dubbed "Skyline Valley," has officially kicked off, and it's packed with exciting new content. From a brand-new map expansion to fresh quests, public events, and more, there's plenty to sink your teeth into. Let’s dive into everything this update has to offer and why you should be hyped about Fallout 76’s latest adventure.

A New Frontier: The Skyline Valley Map Expansion

The biggest highlight of the Fallout 76 Skyline Valley update is the game’s first-ever map expansion. Yup, you heard that right. We’re finally getting more of Appalachia to explore. The new region, Skyline Valley, is nestled in the southern part of the map and is based on the beautiful Shenandoah National Park. Picture lush forests, towering peaks, and a whole lot of new ground to cover. It’s slightly smaller than Toxic Valley but larger than Ash Heap, making it a substantial addition to our playground.

New Quests and Public Events

What’s a new map without some fresh quests? Season 17 introduces a main quest that delves into the mysteries of Vault 63. Located in the Ash Heap, Vault 63 is now accessible and is home to a spooky bunch of electrified ghouls known as the Lost. These guys will lead you on a journey to uncover some unresolved mysteries tied to the Skyline Valley.

But that’s not all. We've got new public events too! One of the standout events is "Dangerous Pastimes," where you’ll be chasing down storms to power up a massive lightning rod. Then there's "Neurological Warfare," which sounds as intense as it is—this event triggers only when you nuke part of Skyline Valley, bringing forth a trio of new regional bosses called the Storm Goliaths. Ready to test your Fallout 76 builds against these bad boys?

Fresh C.A.M.P. Items and Cosmetics

For all you decorators and fashionistas out there, Season 17 has a slew of new C.A.M.P. items and cosmetics to unlock. You can snag these goodies by grinding the latest seasonal Scoreboard. Whether you’re sprucing up your C.A.M.P. with the latest fallout 76 junk or gearing up with some new fallout 76 weapons, there's something for everyone. Fallout 1st members can also claim the new Camp Counselor Tent for free in the Atomic Shop, so don't miss out!

Vault 63 and the Electrifying Lost

One of the most intriguing additions is the unlocking of Vault 63. This Ash Heap structure is now directly linked to Skyline Valley and is inhabited by the Lost—electrified ghouls who hold the keys to some deep, dark secrets. The new main quest will have you working with these eerie creatures, adding a fresh layer of narrative to your Fallout 76 experience.

How Big is the Update?

Now, let’s talk download sizes. According to Bethesda's official patch notes, the update ranges from 27.6GB to 40.3GB, depending on your platform. However, Game Rant's testing found that the Steam version clocks in at 24.08GB. So, make sure you have enough space on your fallout 76 pc or console to download this hefty update.

Fallout 76 Season 17 Calendar

Here's the new Community Calendar for this Season! | Source: Bethesda

Tips for Surviving Skyline Valley

Before you jump in, here are a few fallout 76 tips to help you make the most of Season 17:

  • Plan Your Builds: Whether you're focused on stealth, power armor, or ranged combat, make sure your fallout 76 builds are optimized for the new challenges.

  • Stock Up on Caps: You'll need plenty of fallout 76 caps for fast travel and purchasing new items, so get to grinding!

  • Keep an Eye on Minerva: This NPC regularly offers discounts on rare plans and items, so check back often to get the best deals.

  • Stay Updated on Nuke Codes: Nuking parts of Skyline Valley is key to triggering some events, so keep those fallout 76 nuke codes handy.

  • Explore Thoroughly: With new quests and locations, there's a ton of fallout 76 junk and loot to find. Don't rush; take your time exploring every nook and cranny.

Vault 63

Are you ready to discover the mysteries of the Vault 63? | Source: Bethesda

Fallout 76 Update 1.7.12.10 Patch Notes

Skyline Valley and Season 17 Update Highlights

  • Map Expansion — Venture south into Skyline Valley, in the heart of Shenandoah National Park, and solve the mysteries behind the ever-raging storm shadowing the region.

  • New Questline — Uncover the true location of Vault 63 to meet its residents while you discover the secrets of the storm and the Lost.

  • New Public Event — Help the thrill-seeking storm chasers get the best picture of the Storm by protecting them from the elements, The Lost, and nearby electro-charged creatures.

  • New Region Boss — Face off against a new, massive threat that only the combined power of the Wastelanders can overcome.

  • New Ghoul Type — Meet the Lost. Those who dwell in Skyline Valley. Electrically supercharged ghouls that have been driven mad. Find out why.

Update Version 1.7.12.10 Sizes

  • PC (Steam): 27.6 GB

  • PC (Microsoft Store): 40.3 GB

  • Xbox: 40.2 GB

  • PlayStation: 40.03 GB

Skyline Valley

Welcome to Skyline Valley! Our first map expansion of the Appalachian region. A mysterious location that is covered by a storm unlike any that have been seen before. There are new locations to discover, characters to meet, secrets to unveil, as well as more locations to build your C.A.M.P.S!

An Unlikely Invitation

Ater finding the true location of Vault 63 you’ll work with its leaders to unravel the mystery behind the Storm and The Lost. Throughout this questline you’ll discover the mystery behind the Lost, meet new characters, and make gut-wrenching choices about the fate the residents of Vault 63.

Dangerous Pastimes

This wicked storm raging above Skyline Valley isn’t going to keep these thrill-seekers away in the new Public Event! Help a group of settlers/tourists capture the best pictures of the Storm by protecting them from nearby Lost and electrically charged creatures. They’re joy stealers, make sure they don’t crash the party.

Neurological Warfare

While exploring Skyline Valley, you may get the inclination to nuke the region. These actions are not necessarily encouraged, but they’re not discouraged either. Guess you’ll just have to find out what happens.

Combat Rebalance Work

We are beginning a series of combat updates that are aimed to improve your experience. We’re starting this process with today’s update by making some changes to Creatures and Weapons. Our goal is for these changes to have positive effects on combat throughout the entire game.

To help set expectations, we expect these changes to take effect in a variety of different places (Weapons, Creatures, etc.) across multiple patches. Giving you all a lot of time to provide feedback on the adjustments being made to ensure we’re moving in a positive direction.

Season 17 – Pioneer Scouts

The sun is out and it’s time to head on over to Summer Camp. There’s much to learn and do at the Pioneer Scouts sleepaway camp!

Art Improvements and Fixes

  • Muni Operator Outfit Now Looks the Same When Previewed & When Worn

C.A.M.P. Improvements and Fixes

  • Workshop: Enlightened Mothman Lantern should no longer display the premium icon and can be repaired individually when destroyed

  • Workshop: Fluttering Moth no longer takes up CAMP Light budget

  • The Sacred Mothman Tome camp item now has candle flames

  • Nuka world radio will now correctly sync across clients

Gameplay Improvements and Fixes

  • Power Armor: Fixing a state players could get in where they could no longer craft Union Power Armor when they should have been able to

  • Power Armor: Union Power Armor will no longer drop as loot from enemies but can be rolled from The Purveyor if the recipe or entitlement is known by the player

Dev Note: With this fix Union Power Armor is now craftable for players who have bought and learned the recipe from Giuseppe or by players who earned the Union Power Armor entitlements in Season 10.

If you do not have the plan for Union Power Armor, it can be purchased from Giuseppe who is upstairs with Bubbles at the Refuge. Once learned, they will no longer be able to be obtained.

Additionally, Union Power Armor pieces will not drop as loot even if you can craft the Power Armor pieces, but they can be found via the random Power Amor Purchases from Murmrgh at The Rusty Pick. Players should only see Union Power Armor Pieces that they know how to craft drop from Purveyor's Mystery Picks. Pieces that they have yet to learn will not drop

Union Power Armor pieces will still have the Atomic Symbol on them and cannot be traded or dropped by players once they have been obtained.

  • Workshop: Player who had learned to build the Atlantic City Poker and Blackjack tables but lost access to them should now be able to build them again

  • Test Your Metal: Robot Beer Stein Display Case will now properly drop from the Test Your Metal Event

  • Moonshine Jamboree Improved an issue which could block enemy pathing during the event

  • Fasnacht: Masks of all tiers will correctly drop upon event completion

  • Fasnacht: Improved spawn rates of Honeybeasts

  • Fasnacht: Added a Donation Basket near the event! Share your repeat masks with other players

  • Fasnacht: Marchers now start walking to the parade start immediately when their task is completed, without needing to wait for their dialogue line to be finished

  • Fasnacht: Increased the walk speed of the Marchers

  • Fasnacht: Will now randomly pick between 5 possible end boss encounters

  • Yao Guai Pastry: Now counts as a cooked meal for the "Eat a Cooked Meal" challenge

  • Applying the Reflex Sight to the Enclave Pistol with a Flamer Barrel attachment now shows the Decrease in AP Consumption in the STATS Menu

  • Hot Rod On Blocks & Overgrown Vehicle no longer spawn damaging nuke explosions when destroyed

  • Fixed an issue which could cause players to get stuck while turning the spit in Meat Week

  • Fixed an issue with the Damage Reduction effect on the Endangerol Barrel that allowed it to stack multiple times on a target

  • Nuka Shank now requires glass & cloth to be crafted rather than oil

  • Updated mods for the Guass shotgun, Guass minigun and Guass pistol to correctly require Science based perks to be applied

  • Updated the default barrel mod for the gauss rifle

  • Fixed an issue which could cause Fusion cores to appear empty when place in Power Armor

  • Players can now trade the Herdsman's Bell and Herdsman's Bell Rack to other players

  • Paddle Ball now displays the correct ammo type when inspected

Weapons Improvements and Fixes

  • Increased the base damage of the Alien Blaster and Cryolator

  • Fixed an issue with how damage was calculated for the following weapons/mods: Auto Axe, Chainsaw, Minigun Shredder mod

  • Increased base damage for the Auto Axe

  • Adjustments to Electric/Electrified, Burning, and Poisoned mods for the following weapons: Auto Axe, Mr Handy Buzz Blade, Chinese Officer Sword, Shepherds Crook, Sheepsquatch Staff, Sheepsquatch Club, Hatchet, Assaultron Blade, Revolutionary Sword, Baton, and Vault 63 Shock Baton.

Dev Note: These weapon mods now evenly split their damage between Physical and Energy/Fire/Poison, and damage has been adjusted to account for damage being split between multiple damage types.

The Cattle Prod has also received a similar change - its damage has been adjusted and is evenly split between Physical and Energy damage. These adjustments generally represent an increase in damage dealt.

We have also improved how we calculate the falloff for weapon damage at range. We expect this to smooth out the falloff damage for weapons that historically lost most of their damage right away. All ranged weapons benefit from this, but it should be most visible with Shotguns and Pipe Guns, as well as when fighting larger creatures such as Deathclaws.

Localization Improvements and Fixes

  • Fixed Various Typos

  • Fixed Some Dialogue

Quests Improvements and Fixes

  • Honor Bound Fixed an issue where Vin could become hostile to the player

  • One Violent Night: Fixed an issue where the Nightstalker's VFX would be applied to players multiple times, creating an extremely intense effect

  • "Bots on Parade" and "A Real Blast" Fixed an issue that caused the objective to complete before the correct number of hostiles were defeated.

  • "Distant Thunder" Increased the objective radius to more accurately reflect the area in which Scorched can appear

  • Hell's Eagles Fixed an issue that would allow players to start the quest again after completion. We also removed the second broken quest from players in this situation

  • Regent of the Dead: Jordy no longer continuously starts dialogue with the player if the player exits dialogue with her before resolving the confrontation.

  • The quest Miner Miracles now starts correctly when interacting with the Garrahan Excavator Poster

UI Improvements and Fixes

  • Items now display how much they will weigh when being placed in a character's stash

  • Score notification will no longer remain visible on ultra-wide monitors

  • Fixed an issue which would cause "You have joined a team" to remain visible on some super wide monitors

  • Added Height indicators for quest targets and NPCs to the Power Armor UI

World Improvements and Fixes

  • Raider NPCs from the Coop will no longer spawn as legendary

  • The following creatures have received balance changes: Angler, Cave Cricket, Floaters, Gulper, Mutant Hound, Protectron

Miscellaneous Improvements and Fixes

  • Fixed some dialog inconsistencies

  • Broken ProSnap Deluxe cameras will no longer appear in vendor inventories.

  • Fixed some directional prompts for Tax Evasion

  • Fixed an issue which could cause audio to cut out on some expeditions.

  • Green Thumb, Backwoodsman 4 and Verdant Season should now work on a broader selection of plants

  • Fixed an issue which would cause players to crash if they logged out during character generation

  • Fixed some cases where turret-mounted laser weapons weren't triggering the Electric Absorption perk

  • Updated “Complete Any Expedition” and “Complete Any Atlantic City Expedition” challenges to include the new Atlantic City mission from the America’s Playground update

Fallout 76 Season 17

The Sawtooth Bundle is available through the Atomic Shop! Get you own!! | Source: Bethesda


Wrapping It Up

Fallout 76 Season 17: Skyline Valley is here, and it's packed with content that promises to keep us entertained for months. With new quests, public events, a massive map expansion, and tons of C.A.M.P. items, there’s no better time to jump back into Appalachia. So, gear up, grab your best fallout 76 weapons, and get ready to explore the stunning Skyline Valley. And hey, if you're looking to buy Fallout 76 items or need some extra fallout 76 steel for crafting, don't forget to check out Gameflip.com for great deals!

Happy exploring, fellow Vault Dwellers! See you in the wasteland.

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