If you ask a Fallout 3 or Fallout: New Vegas player about their favorite companion, the choice quickly becomes apparent Dogmeat or Rex. No wonder, after all, the two are the best friends you could wish for in the post-apocalypse.
But what about animal companions or pets in Fallout 76? Since the Wastelanders update, fans of the multiplayer role-playing game from Bethesda can already smile at NPCs as friends or even friendships. They don't accompany us through the Open World, but they always wait in our own base for our return.
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This seems to be the way for Pets in Fallout 76 to be already leveled. Project lead Jeff Gardner was asked during a Reddit AMA whether animal friends could soon become part of Fallout 76 – to which he gave a pretty promising answer.
According to him, Bethesda is currently working on adding Pets Fallout 76 … based on the current companion system but will not be edible. (Of course, someone asked about it on Reddit.)
Will there be death claws as pets?
Fallout 76 fans can expect their own bases to play in dogs, cats … or maybe even mega sloths and death claws to be populated? At the moment this is pure speculation, but you will probably still be allowed to dream.
After all, Fallout 76 already has the option of making every Fallout player's nightmare a friendly companion – which, admittedly, is not that easy. The Tiefreund Perk available from level 30 has to be improved three times and even then there is no guarantee that the taming of a painstakingly searched death claw
Fallout 76 players are helping themselves: A group of Bethesda fans have come together to form The Couriers Adoption Agency to catch and tame wild animals and creatures. They put beasts like mega sloths or death claws available for adoption and are committed to their … species-appropriate treatment.
The hope that death claws can be turned into "real" pets is therefore not entirely unfounded. After all, Bethesda should have become aware of the fact that the players are definitely interested in putting a claw in their own apartment. Although or because the critters are among the deadliest of the entire Fallout series.