Fallout 76: Everything we know about the online post-apocalyptic RPG

Bethesda Game Studios has announced Fallout 76, a new entry in the beloved post-apocalyptic RPG series. Unveiled in a series of stylish trailers, we now finally know that this will be an online multiplayer-focused entry in the series, which will see us team up with other players to complete missions and otherwise survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Trusted Reviews has compiled everything you need to know about Fallout 76 including all the latest news, release date, gameplay, trailers and more.

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Fallout 76 release date – when is it coming out?

The game is due to be released on November 14 2018, and a beta will be launching later this summer to test the game.

Fallout 76 trailer – How does it look?

We’ve now seen a number of different trailers for the game. We’ve embedded them all below for you to watch for yourself, but if you want the most detailed look first then we recommend you skip ahead to the last and most recent trailer.

 

At Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference we were treated to a brand new trailer for the game. We also received a couple of new pieces of information, such as its setting (West Virginia), its time period (it’s a prequel), and its size (four times that of Fallout 4).

Finally, Bethesda’s own conference gave us our most detailed look at the game and finally confirmed that it will be the first online entry in the series.

Fallout 76 gameplay – How does it play?

The big news is that Fallout 76 will be entirely online, and will feature multiplayer for the first time in the mainline series. You’ll work with other players to gather resources and complete missions in an inhospitable wasteland.

You’ll be instanced into games with just a few dozen other players, so don’t expect an MMO-style experience. Bethesda has also emphasised that it’s completely possible to play the game by yourself, but we’d imagine this will put you at a bit of a disadvantage.

New for this entry in the series is that you’ll be able to build homes in the wasteland which will provide you with sanctuary, but which you’ll also have to defend against attackers and other players. There will also be nuclear weapons scattered throughout the map which you can capture and use against your enemies.

The game’s visuals have also been improved, with rendering, lighting and landscape technology having received an upgrade — Bethesda promised that it would be as much as sixteen times more detailed.

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