Considering there’s been a deluge of information about Fallout 76 from Bethesda’s E3 conference, I’ve compiled everything all in one place; release dates, collector’s editions, and game details, oh my…
First, the important stuff; it’s a prequel to all other games, four times bigger than Fallout 4, Set in West Virginia, you’ll be the first to emerge into Wasteland in 2102, Vault 76 being one of the first vaults to open. Made to celebrate America’s Centenary, the player was chosen to spend 25 years underground.
A new story and gameplay trailer was shown, including Vault Tec instructional videos revealing more gameplay. The game will have six different regions, from the forests of Appalachia to the noxious crimson expanses of the Cranberry Bog, each with distinct style, risks, and rewards, and incorporates West Virginia folklore.
It’s also entirely online; it can be played solo, but is easier to survive in co op. Death doesn’t make you lose progression, and servers will only have dozens of players each. You can also build wherever you like, and move your structures wherever you like with the new Construction and Assembly Mobile Platform (C.A.M.P.) system, and even set up shop with neighbours… or destroy them.
There’s all new rendering, lighting, and landscape tech – it’ll have 16x the detail, and will let you view distant weather systems across the map. You can also grab nuclear launch codes to detonate nuclear warheads elsewhere in the world, and generate a high-level zone with rare and valuable resources.
There will be a beta, a Power Armor Edition, which comes with the base game, all of the in game content for the Tricentennial Edition (listed below), a framed, glow in the dark map of the world, 24 collectible figurines you can put on the map, a West Tek Canvas Carrying Bag, and a wearable T-51 Power Armor helmet that will have a voice modulator speaker, functioning LED head lamp, and custom V.A.T.S. sound feature. As well as this, there will also be the Tricentennial Edition, which will include the base game, and the following items:
- Tricentennial Power Armor Customization for the T-51, T-45, T-60, and X-01 Power Armors
- Tricentennial Weapon Customization for the 10MM Pistol, Hatchet, and Laser Rifle
- Spectacularly Handsome Vault Boy Mascot Head
- Patriotic Uncle Sam Outfit
- Celebratory Vault Boy Saluting Emote
- First-Class Tricentennial Workshop Posters
- Tricentennial Commemorative Photo Frame
- Access to the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. (Break-It Early Test Application)
It will release November 14, 2018 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. There will be a beta, and as soon as have the details, we’ll update with them.