Todd Howard Addresses Fallout 76 Questline, PvP, VATS & Mods Questions

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In terms of how online will work, you won't be playing in the same world with every other Fallout: 76 player in the world, because that would be insane.

Under the threat of nuclear annihilation, you'll experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe.

While everyone debates whether or not Fallout 76 is a "true" Fallout game thanks to its emphasis on online co-op play, there's one feature no one can debate: its obscene collector's edition.

As soon as "Take Me Home, Country Roads" hit the ears gamers, they knew the new game in the "Fallout" series had something to do with West Virginia.

This is unlikely in Fallout 76 as the world is shared between players and could lead to unfair advantages for those who can mod the game.

The other Fallout games were set in Southern California (Fallout), Southern California 80 years later (Fallout 2), Washington, D.C. (Fallout 3), Fallout New Vegas and Boston (Fallout 4). In this guide we'll take you through both versions and help you decide which Fallout 76 Edition is right for you.

"That's completely insane to think about, that a game company this size is focusing on West Virginia, but it really can do everything, but just sort of capitalize and express what West Virginia has to offer and really all the cool stories and culture and history that the state has", he said.

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76 will take place 25 years after the bombs fall on Reclamation day, a celebration of America's tercentenary. But that didn't tell us anything about what the game actually was. And if other recent big budget games like "Far Cry 5" are anything to go by, mass-appeal games still have a long way to go before they're able to evoke rural themes and imagery without completely flattening or misrepresenting the very folks they're working so hard to call to mind.

Fallout 76 is going to more Fallout Online/Elder Scrolls Online than Fallout 5. Howard likens the game to a "softcore survival" instead of a hardcore survival game.

You can build and craft together, as well as playing music or cooking together in quieter moments, all within your own hand-built relocatable outpost. The interest in the new Fallout game is extreme. A common complaint (which is rare, the reception has mostly been positive since last night) that I'm hearing is that "I don't want to be forced to play with other people".

Death never means loss of progression, and your character isn't tied to one server.

The real question is whether or not mods will be available through the usual channels such as Steam Workshop, or if they will be restricted to Bethesda's mod marketplace, the Creation Club.

Is Fallout 76 just a multiplayer game?

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