Bethesda’s first foray into online multiplayer in the Fallout world is due to release in just a month – but will it live up to the hype?
A mere five months ago, Bethesda creative director Todd Howard stood on stage at E3 and announced the next iteration of the Fallout universe – with just six months to wait until the release on PC, Xbox One and PS4, no less.
So what can we look forward to in Bethesda’s latest post-apocalyptic wasteland, and what is it about Fallout 76 that makes it so exciting for fans to the series?
The first, and most obvious, way in which Fallout 76 is so exciting is that it’s another addition to the Fallout canon; something which fans of Bethesda’s open-world role-playing games can’t get enough of, especially when it adds further details to the already rich and complex lore the series is known for.
Set just 25 years after that big nuclear event that wiped out most of the planet, Fallout 76 is set to be the precursor to every other game in the series, offering a slightly different experience and less mature wilderness than the ones we’ve encountered during past Fallout games, where society is already starting to get back on its feet.
The chosen location for Bethesda’s latest title is the wilds of West Virginia, heavily referenced in the initial trailer, and unlike previous games in the series, your playable characters are all on their own in the world; as the first released into the wasteland from your vault following the nuclear events that decimated your home.