Fallout 76 Receives A Major Update Including Inventory Overhaul

Bethesda Softworks released a new major update into Fallout 76 today, which included an overhaul to the inventory system. The first big update for the game in 2021 comes with a number of additions and changes, aside from the aforementioned overhaul. You're getting an increase to your stash, changes to the stack weight system (which were sorely needed), and a new way to locate Vending Machines. But the one we're most interested in is the updater to the Pip-Boy, which will provide a lot more information in certain areas. You can read the notes from the devs below and check out the video at the bottom detailing the changes to the inventory system, as the update is available right now.

Maybe now I can find where I misplaced half my crap in Fallout 76, courtesy of Bethesda Softworks.
Maybe now I can find where I misplaced half my crap in Fallout 76, courtesy of Bethesda Softworks.

Stash Increase
The Inventory Update addresses one of the most frequent requests from the community, highlighted by a whopping 50% increase to player Stash to a maximum of 1,200 pounds. Players can fill it up to their heart's content with gear, Junk, and anything else they come across in the wasteland.

Pip-Boy Updates
The Inventory Update also includes UI improvements and updates to the Pip-Boy. Three new tabs are added to the Pip-Boy Inventory menu: "New," "Armor," and "Food/Drink."

  • New – This tab will keep track of all the items players gather during a play session, sorted by newest to oldest.

  • Armor – Armor receives its own menu tab so that players can keep their gear separate from their other Apparel.

  • Food/Drinks – Food and drinks are now split out from "Aid" into their own Pip-Boy Inventory tab. Chems and Serums will remain in "Aid."

Stack Weight 
From now on, when players select any stackable item in their inventory, its Item Details in the Pip-Boy will show how much total weight that stack is consuming. This change allows players to see quickly and easily what in their inventory is taking up significant carry weight.

Vending Machine Map Previews 
The tooltip when previewing another player's Vending Machines on the Map will now show the number of 1, 2, and 3-star legendary weapons and armor that player is selling. Additionally, it will no longer display any empty categories.

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