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Fallout 76 Information and Details
Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim and Fallout 4, welcome you to Fallout 76, the online prequel where every surviving human is a real person. Work together – or not – to survive. Under the threat of nuclear annihilation, you’ll experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe
November 14th 2018
Note: Beta codes will be sent to all who pre-order any version of the game. Xbox One will have the beta first. When you do receive your code, redeem it at: https://fallout.bethesda.net/faq
Want to get a faction or group going to explore the West Virginia Wasteland together? Head on over to the Factions Megathread.
(08/06) Fallout 76 won't launch on Steam
(08/06) Updated Fallout 76 FAQ
(07/23) B.E.T.A. confirmed for October
Note: All proceeds go to the Habitat for Humanity charity
(06/12) The Making of Fallout 76 and Todd Howard Q&A (starts at 06:12:17)
(06/12) E3 on Twitch - Interview with Pete Hines (starts at 04:25:30)
Note: Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition has sold out and will not be restocked. Source
Note: All proceeds go to the Habitat for Humanity charity
I realized that there’s almost an in game explanation as to why the shooting in Fallout 3 is awful, a bit better in New Vegas, and pretty good in Fallout 4.
In F3 the lone wanderer has almost never used a gun except for shooting radroaches with a BB gun. It makes sense that when they get suddenly thrust out into the wasteland they suck at shooting since they don’t have any real shooting experience
In NV the courier is just a courier so they aren’t experts at shooting. However, their job is to travel the Mojave Wasteland, so it makes sense that they are at least capable with guns and know how to aim.
In F4 the sole survivor (male) is an army veteran so it makes sense that they actually know how to aim and use weapons capably.
Just finished voicing a mod for Fallout 3 and it was a blast. I'd love to lend my voice to anyone who might need it. I'm a 55 year old female who loves the Fallout series and plays it regularly. That was my first voiceover gig but I loved it so much I would love to do it some more, purely on a volunteer basis, just for the love of it. I can do anything from youthful boyish (think Piper-ish) to Raider (think IVY). Just wanted to get the word out there.
I'm just learning-- but I can supply a sample upon request. I hope this post isn't against the rules, thank you for reading. ~Yours in Fallout! -- wheeldog
As the post says I believe the Great War was the best outcome for world in the Fallout Universe, and is one of the biggest lessons in the game that everyone glosses over.
When you think of Fallout's pre war political landscape you get a nightmare dystopia of a government run by a ethnocentric, xenophobic, corrupt few, who have no moral qualms about human experimentation and massacre to further their own goals and ambition. With things like the FEV, the New Plague, Big MT, and the Enclave itself, the world was going to go ever darker after the end of the Resource Wars and the new American/Enclave ruled world. The Great War offered a reset button, to undo the mistakes of the past and wipe the slate clean to a, hopefully, better future, where mankind can learn from the horrors and mistakes of the past and not repeat them.
Hopefully you know what I mean from the title, but there have been a few times playing where I’m walking along, normal music playing and then this horror music chord comes on out of nowhere and scares the shit out of me.
It’s like I walked into something creepy but then I don’t find anything. Does anyone have some info about this or locations of where they happen? Are they random events?
I watch Godd Howard said he reads comments on the internet about fallout 4 about the the dialogue and the story.. So let Hope for the best
Hey guys, just thought I'd share something strange that just happened in Fallout 4, link here:
As you can see in the video, I just jumped into the water at Libertalia, and this whisper comes out of nowhere. Call bullshit if you want, I know I would, but I swear this footage is straight from the built-in Xbox game DVR. Has something like this happened to anyone else? does anybody know what could cause this? I reloaded the save and jumped into the water from the same exact spot, and it didn't happen again, so it's not a scripted thing.
Not that it makes much of a difference; nor is it an attempt to justify Bethesda's shitty policies. I only wanted to remind you all that it isn't the first time some rogue development team gone complete bananas on the franchise that we know and love. Sure, Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel didn't function anything more than a placeholder for consoles, but man oh man that was such an unnecessary game!
Although at least the game isn't canon -- that we dodged a bullet there. As for the Bethesda's Fallout... well, let's not get carried away.
5: Piper. I personally like Piper, I like how she's a loud mouth reporter who puts herself on the line for the truth. She's only on the 5 spot cause NO I don't want any fucking travel fuel piper.
4: Dogmeat. Has nothing much to say but doesn't judge your actions and is just a cute doggo companion. Plus he's a good combatant.
3:Codsworth. The British Butler bot, I love his remarks and the fact if you murder someone he doesn't scold you, but rather asks if you need any mental counseling. It's also rather adorable when he chooses to fight huge mutated creatures with nothing but a buzzsaw and if you have the automatron DLC you can turn him into Mike wazowski by giving him legs and arms.
2: Hancock. The best mayor in the game, his resemblance and naming of a revolutionary war hero matches well with the games setting, I also love his moral alingnment, he's a good guy but doesn't mind violence against the scumbags who deserve it, plus he's the only one who doesn't hate you for using an occasional chem.
1: Nick MOTHERFUCKIN Valentine. We all knew the synth detective would be No.1 . Most synths were designed to be for combat Nick was designed to be a straight bad ass, wise cracking, detective with an epic voice. I love his roasting of brotherhood and vault 81 racists if they so dare breathe a negative word of him, his work or his race.
The Megaton bomb is modeled after the "Fat Man"
i speculated in another thread that the enclave initiated the great war to deal with resource problems and widespread rioting, but i hadn't considered until now that the megaton bomb is modeled after american munitions, in fact i'm fairly sure we see similar if not identical bombs stowed away inside a US military base's munitions cache, and not to mention the much smaller mini-nuke shares the same design, so it's probably a lot more suspicious than people gave it credit for.
I’m looking doing the Reunions quest, and I followed dogmeat. I fight off a stunted Yao Guai and when it’s at half health two super mutants come out of nowhere and fight it. Then 5 raiders come out of no where fighting the Yao Guai and the super mutants. Then a couple of sting wings start attacking me and everyone else.
I'm new to playing fallout 4 and i noticed from streamers that they get legendary weapon perks like never ending. But they play on survival difficulty. Can you get legendary weapon perks despite not playing on survival?
Mine is probably Old reliable from Far Harbor. The thing is a beast, without sneaking it does massive damage, and the fact it's a Lever-action makes it EVEN better for me. But the low ammo cap. Is smthn you gotta deal with.
Another one of my faves is Eddie's Piece. +50% limb damage is awesome,but I cant choose between it or Kellogs pistol.
I made my guy look (kinda) like the t-800 and he is only allowed to use guns similar to the ones he used in the movies, just leather jacket and pants off a raider and sunglasses. He has to be a asshole when someone is rude to him.
Your main settlement has to be sanctuary BUT you have to make everyone slaves basically or make it look like they are slaves, like how terminators had human slaves in terminator salvation.
So if any new settlers come by and are syths you HAVE to give them energy weapons and make them the gaurds just like other terminators.
You have to act nice around Nick since he is a robot, but it's all an act and you will have to kill him later as he is an inferior model that may one-day help humanity.
Here's the story: you and your "wife" are terminators that were sent back with a t-1000 to kill somepeople and you did, now you took their lives so nobody would notice, and now your family is waiting for sky-net to rise. Then the bombs drop and you go to the vault. Everyone died by freezing except you 3 cause your terminators but your weak and they kill the female and steal the boy, so now that you, The T-800 is awake you have to go out and destroy your "sons" kidnappers and their organization as it could lead to problems with sky-net coming to power. So you do the quest and you enslave humans until you find Shaun and then you kill him extreamly quickly and kill the institute but help the railroad because robots need to advance as they Arn't full terminators yet. And the designs could help sky-net rise with better terminators at its with no competition now that the institute is gone.
You HAVE to kill the brotherhood of steel as they will give you problems.
It wouldn't have to be the last game they release; just the last one chronologically.
I get that it would kind of defeat the purpose of fallout, but sometimes the ending of the main quest feels hollow when raiders and death claws are still terrorizing the world.
I often find myself trying to restore order to the wasteland by making the settlements as clean and orderly as possible, but everything is still dirty, gross, and dangerous.
Civilization has to be restored at some point, right?
Hi guys, I’m a new comer to the Fallout series. I don’t play video games very much, and when I do I play Red Dead Redemption, Portal 2, Battlefield 1, and other games. I own Fallout 4 but have only a few hours into it. However, as a West Virginian I cannot be more excited to see what this new one is all about. So I have two questions: 1. Do you think Fallout 76 will offer a more casual approach for the series for noobs like me while still catering to the hardcore fans? 2. What tips do you have for playing Fallout 4? I am overwhelmed by all the different mechanics and enemies I encounter.
I want to try both but i dont really want t dish out 40$ for both. Nuka-World seems fun but isnt it just a bunch of raiders and such? Is it like the General Atomics Galleria? Far Harbor has more missions and all the side quests. So final question which should i get?
Hey guys, I've never played a fallout game before and I have just installed it on my ps4.
Is there any advice you may be able to offer on how to start this game but with atleast not running around not knowing what the hells going on, maybe what items to collect to make a weapon, or advice on things like opening that cryogun(?) case in the very beginning as i found the pick to unlock but im not smart enough or some shit.
Im really keen to start this new adventure, its my first Bethesda experience so I'm not sure what to expect but I would love to enjoy this game fully.
I usually become uninterested in open world games, like i have mad max and its a great looking game, but i get bored of driving around not knowing what to do next and ultimately its just standing on my shelf after like 5% completion.
Thanks in advance!