Fallout 76 is an online RPG, and it looks great

Fallout 76 is an online RPG, and it looks great

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Falllout 76 will take you to West Virginia, where you'll work with and against other survivors in a fresh wasteland. It's the biggest one yet, and 4 times the size of Fallout 4. You've got to rebuild the world and America after the fallout, but as a prequel, it's probably expected things won't be easy...

You were expected to spend 25 years under ground, and on Reclamation Day, you were to go back above ground and start life anew. You wake in Vault 76 after the Reclamation party, and find the vault emptied already. As you leave the vault, the sun burns your eyes. You're greeting by a beautiful, but hauntingly ruined world.

All new rendering, lighting, landscape tech. Sixteen times the detail of FO4's visuals. The Overseer sends you across 6 distinct regions with styles, risks, and rewards unique to each. Folklore of WV is actually in the game - beware the Beast of Grafton, for example.

But the big difference? It's an MMORPG. BOOM. Fallout 76 is an entirely online game. You'll never see a server list, as it uses a "megaserver" tech like ESO, but only dozens online in the world, not hundreds. Yes, NPCs, yes stories, yes loot. Yes all that good Fallout stuff. Just online in a world with all your friends.

WE CAN NOT WAIT. It's launching on PC, PS4, and XB1 on November 14th, 2018. GET PREPPED.

About the Authors

Bill Murphy has been blogging and pontificating about video games since 2002. Always ready with more to say than anyone could possibly want to read, he began his professional writing tenure at IGN's Vault Network as an Assistant Community Manager in 2006. Later he moved on to Ten Ton Hammer, and then finally landed a gig as Lead Writer at MMORPG.com and, which has evolved into his current role as Managing Editor. In 2017, he co-founded the all-games site GameSpace.com He lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his beautiful wife, two young sons, and small army of dogs and cats.