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Fallout 76 release date, trailers and other info from E3

Published: 15:30, 11 June 2018
Several people are playing different instruments in Fallout 76
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Fallout 76 trailers have poured out of E3 2018 showing bits of gameplay and Bethesda confirmed that the game will be multiplayer only. The game is scheduled for release on 14 November 2018 with a beta coming during the summer 2018.

Fallout 76 has been shown for the first time during E3 2018 and while some fans are ecstatic, others are a bit suspicious. The footage shown indeed looked pretty and involved new enemies such as the massive sloth, flying gargoyles and the headless "Grafton Monster" showcased in the trailer below.

The gameplay footage also shows new weaponry, appearance items and base building. Now this last bit is somewhat controversial. Sure, Fallout 4 also had it but it seems Fallout 76 is going to take a sharp turn towards the survival genre. Todd Howard said that the game can be played as a solo experience, just as the trailer suggested but he also said that it will require non-stop internet connection. 

These two facts may prove to be problematic for the title, as it seems to be devoid of a meaningful plot and the main focus seems to be just "build and survive". The mandatory internet connection also points to the game using the "games as a service" model which Bethesda has been trying to implement for a long time now. This will mean further attempts at monetizing mods, if the mods make an appearance at all.

Fallout 76 will be set in a persistent world which players will share "with a dozen other people" which means that if mods do happen in Fallout 76 they will be either client-side reskins with no actual in-game changes or game changers sold by Bethesda via Creation Club or its future equivalent.

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On the bright side, Fallout 76 will be the first game in the series to offer players a chance to make their peers happy. They can create a character that resembles someone infamous from the previous games and proceed to get killed by a player who is fed up with hearing "General, another settlement needs our help".


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