After the initial trailer reveal at this evening’s Microsoft conference, Bethesda used a good chunk of their own show to hand out a ton of details about the upcoming Fallout 76.
As had been rumoured, Fallout 76 is set to be an online “soft-core” survival game, and it’s due out later this year. As an online title, Bethesda are still approaching the game as an entry in the Fallout series, and not only is your character not tied to a server, you’ll be sharing your game world with dozens of players as opposed to hundreds, which makes sense in the barren wasteland of this post-apocalyptic world. You can still play and quest solo, but playing with others will have its advantages.
You can build and craft together, as well as playing music or cooking together in quieter moments, all within your own hand-built relocatable outpost. There’ll be six distinct regions across the expansive world – some four times the size of the one found in Fallout 4 – and within that world you’ll also find a number of nuclear missile sites that anyone can access. Once you’ve agreed on a target with your comrades you can grab rare resources from the blast site, if you’re kitted out to survive the fallout.
To help iron out some of the kinks that can befall online games – and their offline ones for that matter – Bethesda will be running a Break-it Early Test Application, or beta if you prefer, with more details on that to come.
Fantastically, Fallout 76 is set to release on the 14th of November 2018, and you can get it with a helmet: