Fallout 76 Articles
Earlier this fall, many gaming fans were touched when Bethesda's Matt Grandstaff drove for over two hours to take a pre-release copy of Fallout 76 to 12-year-old Wes who wanted to play the game but was afraid he wouldn't live to see release day. Sadly, his prediction came true and he passed away on November 3rd. A few days after, Wes's GoFundMe page was updated with a $10,000 donation and a sweet message from the Bethesda development team.
According to Eurogamer, Fallout 76, originally slated to launch at midnight tonight, is already available. Playstation 4 and PC players in Europe are reportedly showing off screenshots of freshly made characters playing alongside others. It is unknown if other regional editions of the game are available. Have YOU tried yet?
With the launch of Fallout 76 mere days from now, the team is on record to thank its community and its B.E.T.A. testers for their input and support. In addition, readers get a tiny peek at what lies ahead post-launch. "We have an incredible list of updates we've begun work on," the letter begins.
Now that the last Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. event has concluded and launch is mere days away, it's time for players to get their PCs up to snuff and ready to roll. Time to uninstall the B.E.T.A. client, right? Wrong! According to Fallout 76 Redditors, there is no option for removing it from their systems, at least by traditional means. The issue seems to be spread across those who received a B.E.T.A. code for pre-purchasing the game as well as those who received a code from a friend.
The Fallout 76 Reddit has been updated with a post to thank B.E.T.A. players for their feedback and to provide a look at things that will be "addressed on or close to launch" and what is tabled until after the November 14th release date. Most notably, ultra-wide support will be available post-launch, an increased stash will be added in the future, exploits will be closed in a future update and more.
With the launch of Fallout 76 a short week away, details have just emerged of a huge potential exploit with the PC version. Based on analysis performed during the PC beta, three fundamental flaws potentially exist that could be trivial to misuse. According to claims by some players, the post-apocalyptic sandbox could descend into chaos until Bethesda manages to fix the issues.
The Fallout 76 team has released five audio drama videos designed after 50s pulp novels for fans to check out some of the non-human entities that they may encounter in the Wasteland. These five are: Wendigo, Snallygaster, Mothman, Beast of Grafton and...something... Check them all out and let us know what you think in the comments.
Yesterday marked the first time that PC players could get in and try out Fallout 76 during the inaugural B.E.T.A. event. However, bugs had a different idea. Players who had pre-downloaded the PC client found that when they attempted to log in, the launcher began a brand new 50GB download of the game. Bethesda responded with what has to go down as one of the most unusual warnings ever when devs tweeted, "Do not click any buttons on the client for the time being".
Bethesda has announced that PC players who pre-order Fallout 76 will receive three other games in the series for free. The games include the original Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics. "This offer is available exclusively to those who pre-order the game for PC digitally via Bethesda.net" and customers must have a Bethesda.net account to qualify for the deal.
Bethesda is ready to kick off the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. later today and took to the airwaves late yesterday to both thank players and fans for their longtime devotion to the series. In addition, developers proactively warn testers that they are likely to encounter bugs and possibly "spectacular issues none of us have encountered" due to the game being the biggest ever created and that it is unlike anything the company has done before.
Bethesda has been ramping up information about Fallout 76 over the past week or two as the B.E.T.A. is getting ready to kick off. In a pair of Twitter posts on the game's account, fans are reminded about a pair of old "friends" that will also be present in FO76: The Enclave and The Brotherhood of Steel. Also introduced is a group of Appalachian doomsday "preppers", they are called the Free States and the Responders, a group made up of fire, police & medical personnel.
Bethesda and members of the Fallout 76 team have granted a dying child's wish by bringing a copy of the game to his home in West Virginia. Wes is a 12-year-old boy who has been battling neuroblastoma for years. However, doctors recently informed the family that they would be stopping treatment of the rare cancer. Wes, a fan of the upcoming game, was sad that he might never be able to play it. Bethesda's Matt Grandstaff of the dev team rushed to fulfill one of this child's final wishes.
Bethesda loves to provide its Fallout games with appropriately-named maps on which the action takes place, noting specific locations in the US. We've had the Capital Wasteland and The Commonwealth in past Fallout games. Now thanks to a new post from the Fallout team, we know the name of the Fallout 76 map: Appalachia. It's fairly unsurprising given the "Country Roads" theme song that specifically mentions "West Virginia", a state fully within the region.
Bethesda has revealed that it will be ditching Steam for the PC launch of Fallout 76 and will bring the keenly anticipated title to its own launcher instead. The news came out through the update FO76 FAQ when it stated "the B.E.T.A. and the game will be available on XBox One, PlayStation 4 and on PC (via Bethesda.net only)". Later, the company confirmed that Steam is not an option.
The Fallout 76 forum has been updated with a brief post about the start of the first round of closed beta testing. According to the post, the first round of beta testers will be selected beginning in October. Anyone who pre-orders the game will be eligible for selection and, while the first event will be a small scale beta, the plan is to ramp up the number of players as FO76 heads to launch.