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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.

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News 03 December 2018 12:52

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Fallout 76 33% off just 9 days after release

News 23 November 2018 13:58

Humble Store offers the PC version of Fallout 76 at 33% off. Such a large discount just nine days after release suggests that the game may have underperformed.

Fallout 76 PC vs PS4 Pro vs Xbox One X

News 15 November 2018 15:09

Candyland released an interesting comparison video showing the differences between PC, Xbox One X, and PlayStation 4 Pro versions of Fallout 76.

Fallout 76 is live

News 14 November 2018 14:20

Fallout 76 – the cooperative shooter with RPG and survival elements, made by Bethesda Softworks studio – is now live. The game launched a few hours earlier than originally planned.

Fallout 76’s launch-day patch bigger than game itself

News 13 November 2018 15:03

According to information from PSU.com, the patch for the release of Fallout 76 (14 November), which will have to be downloaded by holders of boxed copies, weighs 51GB – slightly more than the game itself.

Fallout 76 beta has a release date, and PC and PS4 owners will lag behind

News 28 September 2018 01:33

Bethesda has blessed the Fallout 76 pre-order-exclusive beta with an October release date. The company has also unveiled its intro, beginning with a well-known phrase.

Fallout 76 is not coming to Steam, Bethesda confirms

News 07 August 2018 11:04

Fallout 76 is not making it to Steam, Bethesda said in an official statement. Valve's platform will be replaced by the developer's own Bethesda.net launcher. This applies both to the BETA, and the full game.

Fallout 76 features no paid DLCs, Bethesda confirms

News 01 August 2018 12:48

There are no paid downloadable content and no paid DLCs making their way to Fallout 76, Bethesda said. But the same can't be said about microtransactions.

Fallout 76 BETA launches in October

News 24 July 2018 13:09

Fallout 76 beta launch has been officially set to October, Bethesda confirmed. But while the early version of the game is heading to all platforms, some will test it out sooner than others.

Fallout 76 – Still story-focused, like other Bethesda games

News 06 June 2018 11:21

Jason Schreier put a damper on the hopes of many fans when he described Fallout 76 as an online survival game – now he emphasizes that it's still a Fallout that we know.