Bethesda Breaking its Non-Cosmetic Item Promise to Add Paid Repair Kits in Upcoming Fallout 76 Update

Fallout 76 received a lot of criticism when it released, mainly regarding its gameplay mechanics, connectivity, and weird progress system when playing with friends. At the time, Bethesda promised they won’t add paid items that will affect gameplay and will restrict content available for purchase with real money to cosmetics only. Unfortunately, the studio is set to break their promise with the game’s upcoming update.

In the latest blog post, Bethesda revealed Repair Kits, consumables that help players repair any item in their inventory in their C.A.M.P., to 100% condition. This helps save up crafting materials, time, and are useable wherever you are. They are coming to Fallout 76 in the upcoming update, and here is everything you need to know about them.


Basic Repair Kits are single-use consumables that immediately restore one of the items in your inventory, or an object in your C.A.M.P., to 100% condition. So long as you have a Repair Kit in your inventory, you can use it to fix up a piece of gear anytime, anywhere, and without spending any of your own crafting materials. Once you’ve got a Repair Kit, open your Pip-boy to find an item you want to repair, hit “Inspect”, select the new “Repair Kit” option, and then leap right back into the action. You can also use Repair Kits at any workbench in your C.A.M.P., at Workshops, or those you find in the world. Basic Repair Kits will be unlockable in the Atomic Shop using Atoms you’ve purchased or those you’ve earned for free by completing in-game challenges.


You can use Improved Repair Kits in all the same ways as Basic Repair Kits and they are also single-use consumables. However, Improved Kits buff the selected item’s condition up to 150%, giving it an even longer lifespan against the trials of Wasteland combat. Improved Repair Kits are rare items that we plan to award to you for free as you take on various types of in-game content. As an example, you will receive them as loot when you take down the Scorchbeast Queen.

Now, let us know what you think of Bethesda’s decision. Are they shooting themselves in the foot for breaking their promise to not add any paid items affecting gameplay? Fallout 76 is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.  Fallout 76 received its first major content expansion, Wild Appalachia, last month.

[Source: Bethesda}