Bethesda has announced a new paid service for Fallout 76 that offers private worlds to its members.
Called 'Fallout 1st,' the subscription will cost USD $12.99 per month, or $99.99 for a year. Australia and New Zealand pricing are yet to be confirmed.
Private servers will be able to host up to eight players, with only the hosting member required to have a Fallout 1st membership. That being said, the world will only remain active if at least one 1st player is present.
For the time being, private worlds will follow the same rules as public Adventure Mode – although Bethesda has said there will be additional features in the future.
The service will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
In addition to private servers, Fallout 1st will give players unlimited storage for crafting components in the new Scrapbox container, a monthly allotment of Atoms to be spent in the in-game store, a Ranger Armor Outfit, and unique icons and emotes.
Another notable bonus for 1st members is the introduction of the Survival Tent, which can be placed in the wilderness to offer players a fast travel point, stash access, and sleeping bag.
Recently Bethesda announced that the much-anticipated update 'Wastelanders' will be delayed until the first quarter of 2020. Originally due in 'Fall 2019,' the update will introduce NPCs into the world of Fallout 76.
The developer has since put in tireless work to bring the game-as-service back from the edge, with many of the community's requests being promised for future updates. It's likely then, that putting some of the most requested content behind a "premium membership" paywall is going to anger what's left of Fallout's fanbase.