Bethesda Confirms Fallout 76 Is An Online Survival RPG

Bethesda Confirms Fallout 76 Is An Online Survival RPG
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After a couple of teases and some inside information, we just got our first real look at Fallout 76, an upcoming survival RPG from Bethesda.

As we told you last month, this isn’t a traditional Fallout adventure. While in the most immediate sense it looks like one, with its iconic visual style and first-person perspective, Fallout 76 isn’t a singleplayer RPG played offline.

It’s an online multiplayer experience, pitched as what Todd Howard calls a “softcore survival” game, where death never means a loss of progression or character.

You’ll play on servers, with each only holding a few dozen players at a time. You can join your friends at any time, and all your current progression is taken with you when you do.

More to come…


    • He said you can play the campaign totally solo and not bother with online. With a map 4 times the size of fallout 4, I still have hope

      • i also noticed a lot of fan requested weapons too. id be very suprised if some weapons and creatures dont end up in fallout 4 offically either through the CC or through an update

    • Honestly considering how poorly Bethesda handled single player story in Fallout 3 and 4 this is probably the next best thing to them getting someone else to do it like New Vegas. Not a fan of online but as it’s supposedly optional then as long as it’s not pay-to-win in any way it could end up working out better than Fallout 4 did.

  • A Fallout I can’t mod? Yeah, might have a look at it sometime in the future, but for now: pass…

  • They are determined to bleed every last cent out of that aging game engine aren’t they?

  • So pretty much everything I don’t enjoy about gaming in a franchise I actually like…. Way to go, BGS

    • Agreed! I can’t imagine spending hours building a home only for it to be destroyed by some obnoxious idiot who just likes to cause mayhem & troll.

  • Hopefully they will allow you to host your own private servers. At that point I might be onboard with this game.

  • It’s so weird that forever I’ve wanted to be able to share Bethesda worlds, but for some reason they’re only interested in doing that in the worst ways possible. MMO’s, mobile games and grief cages. There is no god. It also sickens me that Rust is the go to reference for survival online experiences, whereas 7d2d is precisely the model that should be taken as the right direction; a) voxel b) build anywhere c) no prefabs d) self hosted e) moddable, it has all the hallmarks of potential Bethesda style play written all over it, it just needs fallout/elderscrolls smashed into it. Prefab/hard terrain/public servers is/are complete trash.

  • I’m really wondering how the whole “build outposts” and “random servers” thing is meant to work… does your base follow you across servers and spawn/despawn with you? Is it instanced? … Or do you have to rebuild every time you log in?

    (I guess the latter is the current expectation with games like Rust, for all the wrong reasons)

    • i take the no server lobby to be like playing the Destiny or the Division, not like WoW or Ark where you bring up a server list and pick from there

  • I’ll give it a crack. Travelling the wasteland with mates should be fun.

    I mean if that’s not, then stalking my son and blowing his head off as a raider should be too right?

  • I don’t know how I feel about this game.
    On one hand I have a few mates that I would love to play this with.
    On the other hand, Fallout 4 wasn’t that great before I modded it to my tastes, plus there’s that I don’t play many multiplayer or online games anymore. The last one I tried was ESO during a free trial. I uninstalled it after 2 hours.

  • (Growly voice) “From the people who used the same engine on the last few games comes…the same engine, but with all the problems associated with multiplayerrr…”
    Soo…that’ll be the first Fallout game I don’t bother with since BOS.
    I’m not paying for an online subscription to play a damn Bethesda game, nor am I interested in the “Share and Enjoy” experience. I play these games to retreat from the real world, not have to spend extra time amongst humanity. Humanity is awful.

  • Well that’s a hard pass.

    I’ve come to the conclusion you need a specific temperament to enjoy “survival games”.

    I play the “survival” game every fucking day. It’s called life and it’s the reason I play video games to get away from it!

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