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Fallout 76

A spin-off of the cult post-apocalyptic RPG series, and an online open-world survival game. You cooperate with other players or compete against them, trying to rebuild West Virginia decades after a nuclear disaster.

RPG | FPP | TPP | Post Apocalypse | sandbox | multiplayer | co-op | crafting | Role-playing shooter

Fallout 76 cover

developer: Bethesda Softworks

publisher : Bethesda Softworks

Official website

Game mode: multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 24

game release date:

14Nov2018

PC XONE PS4

Fallout 76 is a spin-off of the popular postapocalyptic RPG series, and an online multiplayer survival game with role-playing elements. Like Fallout 3 and 4, it was developed by Bethesda Game Studios (also known for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) and developing team of Bethesda Austin.

Plot

Once again, you play as a dweller of a Vault—one of many fallout shelter, which saved the remains of humanity during the nuclear Great War, which began and ended in 2077. The story begins in the eponymous Vault 76, located near Washington, in the area once known as the state of West Virginia.

The place doesn't differ much from other such shelters built by Vault-Tec, but its inhabitants carry out the original plan of the corporation—rebuilding the U.S. 25 years after the disaster, starting on the long-awaited Reclamation Day. The players take on the roles of pioneers, who traverse the wastelands, looking for places for humanity to settle in once again.

Mechanics

Fallout 76 is a sandbox game, fully focused on multiplayer gameplay with constant internet connection. It meant that many of the characters you encounter are controlled by other players (although you can't see hundreds of them on screen at once). While you can walk the wastelands alone, you can sometimes stumble upon i.e. a hostile player, who wants to rob you. However, not everyone wants you dead and a random encounter can also be a start of a long-lived cooperation.

The in-game world is four timer larger than the one in Fallout 4. It was divided into six varied regions, featuring distinct styles and quest types. The wastelands can also change in a dynamic way—there are many underground nuclear weapon silos hidden in West Virginia, and when you get your hands on launching codes, you can send a nuke to any place on the map of your choice to change it drastically and find rare resources.

The resources can be used in outpost building. The C.A.M.P. Tool resembles the system of creating and developing outposts from Fallout 4. However, it's not restricted only to certain spots on the map, as you can take your “toolbox” anywhere and build whatever you want. But a good outpost can lure monsters, bandits and other undesirable guests.

Like in the previous Fallout games, you can create your character and develop them using the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system. However, due to the online aspect of the game, Fallout 76 does not feature the tactical targeting system known as V.A.T.S.

Technical aspects and misc.

Fallout 76 utilizes the upgraded version of the Fallout 4 engine. The upgrades include e.g. the dynamic weather system and new rendering, lighting, and terrain modules. According to the developers, the visuals are sixteen times more detailed than in the previous games of the franchise.

Initially, Fallout 76 was supposed to be a DLC for Fallout 4. However, it became so expansive that the developing team decided to turn it into a standalone game.

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains bad language.Game contains depictions of violence.

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon R9 290X or better, 60 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz / AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 780 / 2 GB Radeon R9 285 or better, 60 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

Fallout 76 Guide

game guide 19 July 2018

The Fallout 76 Game Guide is a complete walkthrough with many starting tips. We described all side and main tasks, character development (SPECIAL and Perks), multiplayer mode and weapons. A full map and advice on how to set a base should be very useful.

Fallout 76 Players Banned. This Time for Duplicated Items.

News 19 February 2019 16:15

Bethesda decided to ban another group of players. This time, the banhammer was dropped on those, who used the item duplication glitch. What's interesting, the glitch had already been fixed, only to return with the recent game updates.

Fallout 76 Handed out for Free. Again.

News 12 February 2019 13:43

Another shop is trying to sweep its storage clean of any remaining copies of Fallout 76. This time, the German branch of Media Markt is adding Bethesda's infamous trainwreck as a free extra to brand-new Seagate HDDs.

Buy used PS4 controller, get a copy of Fallout 76 for free

News 30 January 2019 22:38

The latest patch for Fallout 76 brought back some of the game's numerous issues, causing a backlash within the community

Fallout 76 Survival Mode Beta will start in March

News 26 January 2019 10:43

We got to know the first details about the new fun mode in Fallout 76 called Survival, which will focus on PvP. Its open beta tests should start in March.

Fallout 76 goes free-to-play? [Update – Bethesda denies]

News 22 January 2019 23:50

Fallout 76 is no longer being sold in some chain stores. Could this be the preparation for switching the game to free-to-play?

Fallout 76 - further bans due to developer's room affair

News 18 January 2019 00:38

To ban or not to ban. To play or not to play. The Fallout 76 drama continues and yes, ladies and gents, we have another dozen of bans due to developer's room.

Fallout 76: players find dev room, get banned by Bethesda

News 12 January 2019 20:36

Players managed to enter the so-called development room in Fallout 76, where you can get all items, including paid items and objects that have not yet been officially added to the game. Bethesda bans anyone who gets to this place.

First 2019 update for Fallout 76 fixes over 150 issues

News 10 January 2019 13:29

The first Fallout 76 patch in 2019 is out today on PC. The update will address a number of glitches and issues pointed out by the community.

New updates for Fallout 76 will enable you to trade

News 03 January 2019 12:30

Bethesda presented development plans for Fallout 76, in addition to promises of fixing things, the updates are to enable trade between players.

Fallout 76 will get a new PvP mode in 2019

News 20 December 2018 14:32

Bethesda has revealed the development plans of Fallout 76 for the next year. The tasks include a refreshed PvP mode, with new rules of player skirmishes.

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