Monday, 18 February, 2019

Fallout 76 is entirely online

Sherri Watson | 12 June, 2018, 14:05

We already saw the Fallout 76 teaser during Microsoft's presser, but now Bethesda has announced that the game has online multiplayer - it's a sort-of MMO.

But Todd Howard, director at Bethesda Game Studios, did note that players could play by themselves as if Fallout 76 were more in the vein of Fallout 3 or Fallout 4. That is, after he teased a Skyrim Alexa Edition which, honestly, looked pretty great.

Howard says Fallout 76 is a prequel to the family of Fallout video games that started in the late 90s and set in post-apocalyptic times with cyberpunk and retro futuristic art and style. The interest in the new Fallout game is extreme.

Comparisons to Rust are inevitable, though according to Howard, Fallout 76 doesn't deliver a hardcore survival experience.

A new trailer debuted at E3 2018. "It was an idea that we just couldn't shake, and we knew we had to do it and do it in a really big way". There must be a reason all the insane monsters we see aren't in Fallout 3, which is relatively close by geographically. Once all codes have been obtained, it grants the ability to nuke other players' bases. In Fallout 76, players will be able to build forts using the C.A.M.P. system (Construction and Assembly Mobile Platform), making a home base to protect them from A.I. enemies and other players. Work together, or not, to survive. With that in mind Fallout 76 can be played in its entirety - alone. Fallout 76's world is apparently four times larger than Fallout 4 and one interesting location shown is a large university with a Vault Boy statue.

Like previous Fallout collector's editions, it's not cheap.

Also, dying in Fallout 76 doesn't mean a loss of progression or a loss of your character.

Fallout 76 Tricentennial Edition bonus in-game items, including unique customization options for your power armor and weapons, a Vault Boy mascot head, Patriotic Uncle Sam outfit, Celebratory Vault Boy Saluting emote, First-Class Tricentennial Workshop Posters, and a Tricentennial Commemorative Photo Frame.