Developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks, the upcoming Fallout 76 online multiplayer first-person shooter role-playing game set in the Fallout universe looks set to marry a bevy of different gaming concepts into one dynamic, always-online title that will push what it means to be a Fallout game while expanding the options for publisher Bethesda with regard to the franchise’s future.
Download Fallout 76
Fallout 76 scheduled for release on November 14, 2018, can be pre-ordered and then downloaded when it becomes available on Windows, PS4, and Xbox One. To begin click on the Download button at the end of the review. Meanwhile, you can watch the game trailer. Fallout 76 is a multiplayer game if you like the universe check out and download the single player games such as Fallout 4 or Fallout: New Vegas.
The Game Review
Debuting to surprise and acclaim at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018, the announcement of Fallout 76 was teased in rumors leading up to E3 that hinted that Bethesda was prepping an online game set in the Fallout universe.
Sporting upgraded visuals over the blockbuster and best-selling title Fallout 4, Fallout 76 will have a world populated entirely by online avatars and will not feature non-player human characters and narrative will often be driven by human players.
For those players familiar with the Fallout series, this is a seismic shift because the stories have always been narrative heavy and the shift to something action-oriented and more akin to Destiny than Fallout is jarring t, say the least. That said, the title is promising quintessential Fallout action and should carry over a lot of the crafting and building systems that were introduced in Fallout 4.
Speaking of which, settlements will be important but not in the Preston Garvey slash Fallout 4 sense: Instead, players will be able to build their settlements anywhere in the game world. Find a location you enjoy? Then you can build a settlement there.
But there’s a catch, natch. In Fallout 76, in addition to the various weapons you can get and craft, there are launch codes for nuclear weapons that you can launch at rival bases – or have targeted at your own.
Of course, a nuclear attack wipes out all of your progress on your settlement but Bethesda promises that rebuilding it shouldn’t be too much of a pain (likely in an effort to limit griefing).
In addition, nuclear attacks open up new loot opportunities and chances to face off against more powerful or unique foes that tend to drop better loot. While many of the gameplay details remain sketchy at this time, Bethesda is promising the experience of playing a 3D, modern-era Fallout game in a multiplayer environment and any attempt to grief or ruin that experience will be dealt with as the game goes.
Being constantly online we imagine that Bethesda should be able to implement updates quite speedily and easily.
The narrative of the game, as vague as it is at this point, imagines the opening of Vault 76, the first vault to open following the nuclear war to devastate the planet. Located in West Virginia and featuring many of the landmarks of that state, including the Greenbrier Resort, among others, Fallout 76 imagines what the rebuilding of the world in the immediate aftermath of the war would look like.
Walking a tightrope of promises, Bethesda has said that Fallout 76 will be player-driven in terms of narrative and still maintain a traditional Fallout feel. Most people seem to think this is impossible as the chaotic nature of online games rarely lends itself to a structured narrative. But if anyone can pull it off it is Bethesda.