E3 is here, and Bethesda finally gives us the details of his next Fallout game – and surprise, fans were absolutely right . Since the first teaser has fallen, the community has guessed that Fallout 76 will be the earliest game in the series' series and show a less-damaged world than the desolate landscape for which the franchise is known.
At the E3, Bethesda confirmed these fundamentals, dropping a newon Microsoft's Xbox One event and dropping a lot of new details at . Basically, the rumors are true: Fallout 76 is a – unless it's not nearly as punitive.
However, there is a lot to discover before we come tolet's go over the basics.
What is Fallout?
Ever wondered what would have happened if the Cold War had grown hot and everyone threw their atomic bombs at each other? This is fallout. The first game takes place just over 80 years after the destruction of the world by nuclear war and shows a dystopian wasteland, which was built on the ruins of the United States. Fallout 2 took place only a few decades later, but when Bethesda took over the franchise, the timeline jumped forward: Fallout 3 Fallout New Vegas and take place around 200 years after the Bombs had fallen.
In most games, the player is the offspring of people who survived the war by retreating to long-term bunkers called the Vaults – and they leave the comfort of their underground city for the first time to find a ruined and dismal to explore World.
It sounds grim, but it's surprisingly full of humor and great music, while its captivating open worlds are supported by solid RPG mechanics.
Okay, so what is Fallout 76?
Fallout 76 is the latest Fallout adventure and the earliest game in the Fallout timeline. Earlier games in the series mention Vault 76 as one of the first bunkers to be opened – just over 20 years after the bombing, and Bethesda confirmed that on stage at the E3 2018.
That means players in Fallout 76 will be one See the world hit by the consequences of a nuclear war, but not devastated by time – and make them the first survivors of the First World War. And most of all, the first survivors to start rebuilding society. It also means that less time has passed since the bombs fell, which means that …
It's Much More Colorful Than Fallout 4
Earth may be poisoned by nuclear fallout, and the future of the planet's flora may be grim – but in Fallout 76, the bombs are not dropped so long ago. This means that it does not look as muddy, boring and brown as some of the previous games. Early shots of the game world show a landscape with plants and trees in all sorts of colors.
It does not hurt that the buildings in this version of Fallout are empty even for a few dozen years. Not hundreds.
The better-looking world is not just about the developers adding more trees to the landscape – Bethesda's Todd Howard says the game's rendering engine has undergone a major overhaul: "We always start with the world," he told E3 , "This time it starts with new lighting, rendering and landscape technology." Fallout 4 has better lighting and a longer viewing distance than any other Fallout game. Not bad!
It's the biggest fallout game ever!
According to Howard, Fallout 76 is the. In fact, the game world in which it is played is four times larger than Fallout 4, the last biggest game in the series.
"In the hills of West Virginia," he said, "you are one of the first to emerge into a very different and untamed wasteland." And indeed – it is different. Howard says the world is vast, diverse and offers six distinct regions to explore, each drawing from the area's true culture, places and even legends.
The world also has to be huge – because you will not only play Fallout 76.
Fallout 76 is a "shared-world survival game" that is completely online
You are not the only vault dweller to leave the confines of an underground bunker to greet the irradiated world – the vault 76 in Fallout 76 Real People .
In the E3 2018 from Bethesda, Game Director Todd Howard announced that Fallout 76 "is completely online but that's not it But it's more like a" shared world "shooter, much like Destiny, when you play the game Not only hundreds, not thousands – not many – it's the Apocalypse after all.
That's in line with early rumors claiming the case Out 76 started as a multiplayer prototype for Fallout 4, however, evolved into an online survival RPG, which really makes a lot of sense: Fallout 4 introduced the mechanics to the franchise and instructed the player to build settlements for other survivors, and Fallout 76 now makes that mechanic online and leaves your friends help.
Not everyone you meet online will be your friend
Although Bethesda has mainly shown Fallout 76 as an online co-op version of the series, you can play mi Do not frighten your friends with the antagonistic side of multiplayer gaming. Other players in Fallout 76 can join forces with you to explore the wasteland of West Virginia or hunt you and attack you to fight for land. Why do you need land? Well, of course, to build things.
You can create and move your own base where you want
Housing estates were a big part of Fallout 4 – and this element also comes into the online world of Fallout 76. Players will be able to use resources to collect and build a base or settlement in the wild, complete with defensive weapons. But do not worry that you can overfill: you can build any base you want, but Howard says you can also grab these bases and take them to other locations, which means the player-built structure does not appear this player is not logged in.
You can fire nuclear missiles at other players
If you're wondering why this wasteland is not quite as irradiated as the world has other fallout games, well – the game has a reason. In addition to exploring, rebuilding and surviving West Virginia, you can also help destroy it. There will be inactive missile silos around the world of Fallout 76, with firing nuclear weapons for every player imaginative enough to find the launch codes.
Players can use these codes to launch attacks on other player settlements, NPC enemy camps, or other random areas of the game – which will make them ripe for loot. Well, provided you can survive the radiation that the rocket causes.
Death is not the end
Fallout 76 is definitely an online survival game, but Bethesda describes it as a "softcore" survival game. Death does not mean loss of the progression or end of your character, as is the case with other online survival games. This means that you can play, take risks and fail without fear of losing hours of play time for a mistake.
When you join a friend game, this progress goes into your world with you. The online element, says Howard, is more about giving players a way to share their unforgettable gaming experience with others … although other players can be a threat to your survival. Watch out for these nuclear warheads.
There will be a beta version of the game before launch
Bethesda says there is a "break-early-test application" for the game. You know. A beta. "I read on the internet that our games have a few bugs," joked Howard at E3. "Sometimes it just does not work."
It's true that Bethesda games have a reputation for being flawed at launch, and that's not good in an online environment. The company is doing everything it can to make a rough start, and wants to get players to test the game's dedicated servers before they go live in the world. That means you do not have to wait too long to play it, even if you're not in beta.
One of the coolest things about Fallout 4 was its collector edition – a special edition that included a portable version of the Fallout Pip-Boy device that your character carries in the game. It's even functional and has a slot for a cell phone, with which it can be integrated into the game. Fallout 76 has something similar:
The Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition comes with a glow-in-the-dark version of the playing card AND a Power Armor Helmet, complete with working headlamp! The helmet is also portable – this makes Fallout 76 a little easier. You just have to build the rest of the armor yourself.
Fallout 76 Appears This November
As early as 2015, Bethesda showed Fallout 4 for the first time at E3. You are. Now the company is doing it again – Fallout 76 will start on November 14, 2018. It's only a few months away!
Still, some fans can not stand the wait and already have theories: from analyzing the cover of Take Me Home, Country Roads, which play clues about the trailer, to a blurry screenshot of the game from a documentary about Bethesda ,
In fact, some fans have dropped in anticipation of Fallout 4 ($ 14.99 at Walmart) .
Others have already dressed!
Either way, most fans wait at least with a dash of humor.
You can also watch GameSpot's coverage of Fallout 76 and Fallout 76's Giant Bombs Coverage. And for all E3 2018, go to Gamespot and watch the press conference coverage here.