Fallout 76 is an upcoming online multiplayer, role-playing game developed by Bethesda. The game was first due for release on October 23 2018, but has been pushed back to a later launch date of November 14th 2018 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Fallout 76 is the 9th game in the fallout series, but is set in the year 2101 (25 years after the nuclear war) making Fallout 76 a prequel to the Fallout series. Not only is Fallout 76 a prequel, its a multiplayer game; meaning you will be able to survive the wasteland with your friends and also encounter randoms, in which you can be-friend or kill. I'm incredibly interested to see how exactly this is going to play out; for example... what is going to happen when you get killed by other players? Do you get to keep all of your items or do they get to take what they want from your corpse and intern your have to start your journey again?
Fallout 76 has an enormous map, four times the size of the Fallout 4 map, called "Appalachia." Appalachia is home to the monsters of Fallout we know and love as well as some brand new mutated monsters inspired by West Virginia folk-lore. Fast traveling is possible to discovered destinations, like in Fallout 4, but this will cost you caps! Depending on the distance and your player level the cost will vary. Fast traveling is free when traveling to teammates, Vault 76 and your C.A.M.P.
Workshops make a return from Fallout 4, with new structures to build. In addition to workshops, each player has there own dedicated C.A.M.P (Construction and Assembly Mobile Platform), which you can pick up and move around the open world to build anywhere you want to. The C.A.M.P will be where you build your unique home base as you explore the wasteland and fight a variety of monsters. Don't worry because when you move your C.A.M.P all of your builds are stored and a blueprint is created allowing you to quickly re-build your base, so your base is safe from being nuked or raided by others Vault Dwellers. You never need to build your base from scratch again!
Alongside all of the returning features and the main/side story quests present in the game, there are multiple different activities you as a player can participate in; including a nuclear bomb launch! Nukes can be found in the end-game of Fallout 76 and can be used(with the requirement of having launch codes) to reshape the map and create a live event for you and the others players of Fallout 76. This event will turn the nuked area into a wasteland filled heavily with radiation and high leveled enemy which will supply you with powerful gear and weapons when defeated. This sounds amazing and i can't wait get into the game world to try this out myself.
We see a return of the S.P.E.C.I.A.L character system. Once you start your Fallout 76 adventure you immediately start with one point in each of the S.P.E.C.I.A.L slots, like the previous games you receive one extra point each time you level up, up until level 50. For each point you have in your S.P.E.C.I.A.L category you can allocate perk cards, which give you additional bonuses similar to the bonuses you received from the perks in Fallout 4. You can equip and unequipped these perk cards at any time you wish. You earn these perk cards simply by leveling up, you will receive one card every time you level up as well as a perk card pack every level milestone that you pass. Duplicate perk cards can be received, but they can be put to good use; as you can combine the same perks cards to increase the benefit of that card, yet this will result in a higher cost to have equip.
Honestly, I can't wait for this game to be released and i'm defiantly going to COP THIS SH*T! As a fan of Fallout i'm incredibly excited for this new adventure in the Fallout universe. Fallout 76 is 100 percent getting copped!