Fallout 76 is an upcoming game published by Bethesda Softworks. It was revealed without additional information about platforms, gameplay, release date, and even which specific division of Bethesda Game Studios is working on it, so there’s very little detail to comb through until we find out more at E3.
For now, we’ve compiled all the information about Fallout 76 that’s out there so far, including news, trailers, and rumors. We’ll continue to update as more info rolls in, so if you don’t see what you’re looking for yet, keep checking back!
Fallout 76 was revealed on Wednesday, May 30 with a teaser trailer featuring what appears to be a resident of Vault 76.
Fallout 76 Setting
Until it’s officially confirmed, we won’t know for sure where or when Fallout 76 takes place – we don’t even know for sure what kind of game Fallout 76 is – but there are a few hints in the teaser trailer.
A date on the Pip-Boy in the trailer reads 27 October 2102 – 25 years following the Great War. If this is the year most of the game takes place in, that would place Fallout 76 before Fallout 1, 2, 3, and 4 chronologically.
At the end of the trailer, we see a resident of Vault 76 and decorations for an event called “Reclamation Day.” Vault 76 is one of the 17 known “control” vaults mentioned in Fallout 3 and Fallout 4. It has 500 occupants, according to Vault-Tec info read from a terminal in the Citadel.
The song in the trailer, “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” is an iconic symbol of West Virginia, which could indicate that Fallout 76 is set in the state of West Virginia. However, there are reasons why Fallout 76’s setting could be much broader too, as hinted at by Fallout 3.
Does Fallout 76 Have Online Gameplay?
Rumors that Fallout 76 is an online survival RPG similar to DayZ or Rust began circulating after three anonymous sources described the game to Kotaku.
According to Kotaku’s sources, Fallout 76 will still feature quests and a central story, but with additional “survival-based and multiplayer mechanics.” It will also allegedly feature base-building.
We expect to hear more at E3.