While it's still not totally clear whether there'll be some kind of setting that lets you turn off player-versus-player combat, it's perhaps worrying news for fans of the usual Fallout experience.
Fallout 76 will feature the same base building functionality as seen in Fallout 4, but players will be able to build anywhere, and move built items anywhere. One of the more interesting bits of info from the reveal was the fact that we're being told that either most or all character or human character interactions will be with real people.
We then got to see in-game footage of Reclamation Day, the day that residents of Vault 76 chose to venture out into the world. You can read about the Power Armor Edition of Fallout 76 in detail at Bethesda's website. Furthermore, the game is being powered by all-new visuals, lighting, and landscape technology, resulting in the most 'dynamic world ever created in the Fallout universe'.
However, arguably the coolest bonus is one available to anyone who pre-orders any edition of Fallout 76: beta access.
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). You're also one of the first to emerge from a vault after the post-apocalyptic dust settles. "And you can pack up and move that wherever you want", Director of Bethesda Game Studios Todd Howard said.
What did you think of Fallout 76's big reveal? Previous Fallout games have enjoyed extensive mod support, but as an online game with an inextricable multiplayer focus, the Fallout 76 situation wasn't so clear. Play solo or join together as you explore, quest, build, and triumph against the wasteland's greatest threats. And just to keep things fair, they're now going to level the playing field by making it available on other consoles too.
This wearable helmet faithfully replicates the in-game model and comes complete with voice modulator speaker, functioning LED headlamp, and custom V.A.T.S. sound feature.
One of the very first vaults to open, Vault 76 was built to honor America's tercentenary.