While Fallout 76 is still in beta mode, those who have been lucky enough to test out the preview of the game are all a buzz. And for the rest of the video game fan clan, the official release date in November 14.
Bethesda Game Studios previously released Fallout 4 and Skyrim, for which they received awards. This is actually the ninth game in the Fallout series. It is a prequel to the series. Those heavily involved in the narrative of the Fallout Saga will finally be able to come to terms with what’s going on.
Beta game testers found themselves in 2012, in a world that is very different to what 2012 looked like in our real world. It has been 25 years since the nuclear war that devastated earth. Each player is a resident of Vault 76, a bunker built in VA as a colloquial think tank. They are allowed to leave on “Reclaimation Day” so that they can emerge and start the process of taming the land.
This online multiplayer game will allow a person to play as an individual, or together with a crew of three people. The landscape for the players will be four times larger than Fallout 4. The players will enter the world of Appalachia, which is meant to represent West Virginia.
That doesn’t mean that the scenery stays true to what the state typically contains. For example, Camden Park is a part of this locale in the game. Players will come against new monsters such as Mothman and the Flatwoods monster.
As a player, you will be a human. All of the humans that you encounter throughout the game are actually other players. This is different from other releases that featured humans who were non-players.
Players in Fallout 76 are allowed to build bases at any of the locations at the map. The bases will be saved with a player’s profile. However, they will be offline when the player is not active.
The game revolves around choices. The players are allowed to use missiles to clear certain areas. But they need to use their nuclear weapons sparingly. Who knows what kind of attention a missile drop could attract? It might be worth it though to make way to loot the area. Who knows what kind of treasure is waiting after the area has been cleared.
Beta game testers have found that there is plenty of room for customization of their player persona if they have certain mods. The testers are also able to purchase cosmetic items at the “Atomic Shop” using the currency of atoms. Atoms can be acquired during the game but are also for sale using real money. When the game is out on the market, then perhaps the makers will ban non official customization.
The game already appears to have somewhat of a black market. And the popularity is only sure to sky rocket after the official launch date. The trailer entices people to enjoy the humor and violence that is the post-nuclear planet.