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Fallout 76 Mutation Invasion: Update Release Date and PTS Notes

Here, we have all the details you will need to get ready for the Mutation Invasion in Fallout 76.
Fallout 76 Mutation Invasion: Update Release Date and PTS Notes

Fallout 76 has a lot of content added to the game and even more is coming out in the near future. In the past, one of the main complaints players had when the game was initially released was that Appalachia felt completely empty. That is because Vault 76 was supposed to be the first Vault to open after the nukes dropped.

But now the game is filled with content and more is coming. The next major update for Fallout 76 will be the Mutation Invasion. Players will have to get their weapons ready for the horde of mutated enemies that are coming to Fallout 76. Here, we are going to go over what exactly the Mutation Invasion is for Fallout 76 and what players can expect.

24 February UPDATE - We've checked for the latest news and leaks on 'Fallout 76 Mutation Invasion' and updated the page with any changes.

What Is The Fallout 76 Mutation Invasion Update?

Fallout 76 Mutation Invasion
A lot more mutated enemies are coming to Public Events in Fallout 76. (Picture: Bethesda)

The last major update for Fallout 76 was the Nuka-Cola on Tour. This added a new area in the map of Fallout 76, new missions, and new weapons for players to discover. The Mutation Invasion is the next big update for Fallout 76, but it will be a little different compared to the Nuka-Cola event.

In Fallout 76, Daily Ops gives players a high chance of encountering mutated enemies. These mutated enemies have special effects that have afflicted them that players need to watch out for. The Mutation Invasion will bring mutated events to Public Events in Fallout 76. Here are the mutations that players should look out for.

  • Volatile: Enemies explode upon death.

  • Active Camouflage: Enemies are cloaked when not attacking.

  • Resilient: Enemies can only be slain with a melee attack.

  • Freezing Touch: Slow targets down upon attack.

  • Toxic Blood: Enemies leave behind small poisonous hazards upon death.

  • Group regeneration: Enemies heal each other when within their radius.

  • Swift Footed: Increased movement speed.

When Will The Mutation Invasion Update Release In Fallout 76?

Fallout 76 Mutation Invasion
The Mutation Invasion is the next major update for Fallout 76 following the Nuka-World update. (Picture: Bethesda)

The Mutation Invasion will begin right at the end of Season 11 of the game. For an exact date, the Mutation Invaion will come to Fallout 76 on February 28th. That means players will have to plan ahead for future Public Events. These mutated enemies should make Public Events a lot harder for players.

A lot of the time, a long-range gun will take care of the mutated enemies with no problem. After all, most of the mutations will affect those who are close to the enemy. Melee-focused players should be careful when taking on Public Events because they will be the most affected by the Mutation Invasion. These mutated events will last until March 21st.

Fallout 76 Mutation Invasion Rewards and Challenges

Completing a Mutated Public Event will net you Legendary Items, Treasury Notes, and other rewards you see in a typical Public Event. 


Mutated Package - Similar to Treasure Pails and Holiday Gifts, Mutated Packages contain a host of rewards, from contextual ammo, and a chance for rare plans, serums and Legendary Weapons.

Fallout 76 Mutation Invasion PTS Preview

Take a look at this PTS gameplay video by T0nik for a first look at the upcoming Fallout 76 Mutatation Invasion update.

Additional Mutation Invasion Content

On top of everything that we have shown above, there is still, even more, coming to Fallout 76. There will be a new locations added for Daily Ops. The new locations for players to check out are the Capitol Building, Garrahan Mining Headquarters, and Morgantown Highschool. That is three new locations to check out. A new mutation known as Reflective will be added and this mutation will reflect some of the damage taken by enemies right back at you.

The content surrounding Rip Daring the Cryptid Hunter will be added as well. This will include a lot of new cosmetic items for your power armor and your CAMP. A new ally named Brother Steven is included as well.