Here’s Everything We Know About Fallout 76 Right Now
So, just what is Fallout 76? Well, whether you’re excited or doubtful of where Bethesda is taking the traditionally post-apocalyptic RPG, we’ve gathered all the information we can on the title and placed them below to help you decide better. So, here’s what we know:
So, what’s the story?
It’s been 20 years since you’ve locked yourself inside Vault 76 with the rest of its dwellers. Now, it’s finally time to emerge and rebuild. As expected though, the West Virginia is a huge mess filled with mutant creatures. And of course, there’s other humans to deal with too.
What will the game be like?
As announced during their E3 showcase, the new entry will be focusing on multiplayer. Players will play the role of one of the first people to step out of the Vaults. You’ll all be trying to tame the post-apocalyptic frontier, be it by teaming up or making enemies. The world won’t feature NPCs. Instead, every other human face you see will be another player. Unlike full-fledged MMOs though, players will only number in dozens instead of hundreds to thousands.
Fallout 76 will feature base building mechanics where players can build settlements, build up its defenses, and protect themselves from outside attacks, be it mutants, wildlife or other players. Bethesda has also spread out active nukes on the game map, allowing players to target certain sections of the map and bring on a smaller scale apocalypse. The blast zone then becomes a high-level area with some of the best legendary loot.
Lastly, players under level 5 are protected from PvP kills. This will give all players the chance to learn the ropes without having to fear more veteran players.
Will I be able to play with other platforms?
Bethesda loves the idea of having PC, Xbox One and PS4 players enjoying the game together. Unfortunately, and kind of as expected, Sony doesn’t want to play nice. So, for now, make sure you get the game on the same platform as your friends.
How will V.A.T.S. work?
V.A.T.S., the series’ tactical targeting system, will be returning in Fallout 76. However, since you’ll be playing with other players in real-time, the time-slowing effect has been removed. Instead, players will have to be quick in selecting which limb to blast off. It’s also an upgradable skill, so it’s something you’ll want to invest in in case you don’t have the reflexes for twitch shooting.
Will the game support mods?
Bethesda says that their committed to bringing mods to Fallout 76. However, they’ll be focusing on making sure the game comes out great first, so don’t expect mods at launch. Once mods are out though, players will have the ability to have their own worlds and mod them.
Will there be microtransactions?
This one seems to be the first question with each new announced game nowadays. Well, the answer is a big “yes”. But before you start throwing a fit, Bethesda has already confirmed that microtransactions for Fallout 76 will be cosmetics only. Players will also be able to earn in-game currency to purchase cosmetic items without shelling out real-world cash.
Will there be a beta?
Bethesda has confirmed that there will be a beta for Fallout 76. However, no exact dates have been given. What we do know is you can get guaranteed access by pre-ordering the game. The beta will also start first on Xbox One.
When will the game be released?
During their E3 showcase, Bethesda announced that the game is scheduled to be released on November 14, 2018. It seems that the publisher is using the same strategy they used for Fallout 4 where the announcement and the actual release aren’t too far from each other.
Bethesda will also be releasing a Power Armor Edition that comes with a wearable Brotherhood of Steel helmet, 24 limited edition figurines, a duffel bag, a steel case, and a glow in the dark map.
And that’s it for everything we know about Fallout 76 at this time. We’ll update you once more information becomes available. Make sure to check out our game page for it so you can compare prices and get the best deals.
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