When Fallout 76 was released last November, it was met with overwhelming negativity. And though I was a definitely bummed out that my favorite developer had chosen to not only make back to back Fallout games instead of moving on to upcoming gamesStarfield and, more importantly, The Elder Scrolls VI after Fallout 4, but make an online multiplayer Fallout game instead of focusing on the single-player RPGs they’re so darn good at creating, I still didn’t hate the game like so many others did.
But despite the negativity, Bethesda has pushed forward. And for their annual showcase at E3 2019, they announced some big additions coming to Fallout 76. The first is a free update called “Wastelanders,” which brings human NPCs and branching dialogue to the game; while the second is “Nuclear Winter,” a free 52-player Battle Royale mode.
You can see trailers for both of these updates as well as a developer diary for the Battle Royale mode below.
During E3 2018 we got much more information on Fallout 76, Bethesda’s gigantic new game set in the Fallout universe you’ll be able to explore with friends.
One of the things we learned about, was that the game would have nukes. And not the tiny—though still very much deadly—mini nukes we’re used to collecting during these games. But actual, full-size nuclear warheads. On your adventures you can find pieces of a launch code, and if you’re able to find a full launch code or other players with pieces who will join with you to form a full code, you can then choose to obliterate a location on the map if you so wish.
Bethesda’s latest Vault-Tec animated video has been released, which educates viewers on this nuclear option. You can find that video and more below.
In addition to sharing some peeks at DOOM Eternal gameplay footage at QuakeCon 2018 this past weekend, some new videos for developer Bethesda Game Studios’ Fallout 76 were shared.
Both of the videos are presented in the familiar old animation style, with everyone’s favorite Vault Boy helping to share some new info on both the perks system in the game, as well as the multiplayer.
Continue below to find both videos, as well as Bethesda’s panel from QuakeCon 2018 if interested.