The Fallout universe holds a special place in my heart. Many of my most epic experiences in the simulated universes of Vidja have taken place in the post apocalyptic wastelands of Fallout. I’ve always wondered where they would take the series, what sort of game play elements they would incorporate to enhance the adventure. And when I heard the rumors of what Fallout 76 would include, it was as though all my prayers to the Children of Atom had actually been answered.

Behold.

Aside from some pretty epic setting footage, during the Fallout 76 State Show at E3 this year,  mastermind Bethesda Softworks wizard Todd Howard announced some fascinating details about the next game.

It is 4X the size of Fallout 4.

It is a prequel to every single Fallout game out there.

Online Multiplayer Only.

Option to play solo.

Settlements!!!

Death = no loss of progression.

Servers hosting dozens of players.

The setting is West Virginia, where you are one of the first survivors of the Vault 76 (tercentenary) to enter the Post War World.  It’s been 25 years since the bombs dropped, and today is Reclamation Day.

Six Distinct Regions.

West Virginia Folklore.

New rendering, lighting, landscape technology, allowing 16x Detail

Distant Weather Systems.

Multiple Nuclear Missile Sites to blow each other up.

Release date: November 14, 2018.

BETA testing for those who preorder

Watch the full Fallout 76 Stage Show below and hear the goods news from Mr. Todd Howard yourself!

I’m stoked. So stoked in fact, that I’ve already begun assembling my team. Dare to join us? See you in the BETA!