The Fallout 76 holiday event has arrived in Appalachia, which means the MMORPG’s countless vault dwellers can get into the seasonal spirit of giving – and blowing gnarly mutants away. The Holiday Scorched Event features mutant scorched wearing fur-trimmed Santa outfits carrying holiday gifts for you to collect after introducing them to your arsenal of post-nuclear weapons. The event runs December 20 – January 2.
Holiday scorched spawn as legendary one- to three-star creatures, and will only show up in outdoor locations, Bethesda says. You’ll know one’s close when you hear their jingling sleigh bells.
Each one you take down will drop a holiday gift, which come in small, normal, or large variants. Each of these has a chance to include a piece of rare loot, such as plans for C.A.M.P. items.
During the event, vendors sell holiday wrapping paper, which players can use at a tinker’s bench to create their own holiday gifts. These you can open yourself for another chance at rare loot – that is, if you’re not really into the whole ‘giving’ thing, we guess.
Earlier this year, a major update for Fallout 76 reintroduced The Pitt, a new location players can explore with the new expeditions system.