After a fantastic Skyrim sketch making fun of how many times the game has been ported to different devices, Todd Howard introduced Fallout 76. Four times larger than its predecessor, Fallout 76 is set to be a prequel, taking place earlier than any previous game in the series.
One of the very first vaults to open, Vault 76 was built to honor America’s tercentenary. Your character will be one of its occupants waiting 25 years for Reclamation Day, when the vault finally opens for the inhabitants to repopulate the earth when the surface is supposedly safe from radiation.
Fallout 76 features a new rendering system offering 16x the view across the map. It is set to have six distinct regions in West Virginia where you’ll complete tasks for your Overseer.
Like previous reports stated, yes, Fallout 76 is an online game, meaning other players will inhabit your world, but only dozens. You won’t be playing with thousands of others. However, Bethesda is still committed to solo gameplay, so you can play it entirely by yourself and not in a group if you prefer. Howard likens the game to a “softcore survival” instead of a hardcore survival game. Players will also be able to build their own camps using the settlement system from Fallout 4.
You choices will still matter like any good Bethesda experience. This time it’ll just have dedicated servers.
Fallout 76 releases on November 14, 2018.