To say I had low expectations for Fallout 76â€™s new Wastelanders expansion would be an understatement. My original Fallout 76 review was not kind, but at least ended on a hopeful note. â€œMaybe like Elder Scrolls Online, Bethesda can tease a decent game out of this foundation in a year or two,â€� I wrote. But as time went on, and as the controversies mounted, I became less and less convinced.
Still, when Wastelanders released on Tuesday I figured I might as well give it a shot. After all, the expansion is free for anyone who owned the game, and…well, I owned the game. Why not, right? Itâ€™s not like thereâ€™s much releasing this spring.