Fallout 76 official artwork showing a helmet and two characters

I'm sure many of you were wondering why Fallout 4 even launched with a base-building system when it was almost completely inconsequential. Well, it would appear that was only a testing ground for what is now known as Fallout 76 - a multiplayer survival game where you can build gigantic bases and have said gigantic bases nuked straight off the face of the planet by someone you may have pissed off three hours ago!

Naturally, getting a nuke isn't as easy as popping into the local thrift store. You will first need to collect a variety of codes spread across the map, codes which will then unlock the nuke and allow you to target whichever poor sap you want. As I'm sure you've already noticed, the catch here is that you will not only need a group to accomplish this, but that you will also need to invest a significant amount of resources and time into something that might just get used against you if you fail.

So if you're not a big fan of taking world-destroying risks, you could just build up a base of your own and fortify it with a variety of defenses lifted straight from Fallout 4. Once you've got a nice foothold in the region you can try and attack the other groups, or just go out and hunt down some of the hideously mutated wildlife. If you've ever played a multiplayer survival game, all of this should be pretty familiar stuff.

What might come as a bit of a surprise, however, is that you will still be able to use V.A.T.S. even while playing on online servers! It'll be entirely in real time and you'll need to invest some serious stat points to make it work, but it'll allow you to focus specific parts of the enemy without the need for pinpoint accuracy on your part. It might sound a bit silly to give auto-aim to people in an FPS game, but given that it comes at a significant point cost I really don't see it as too big of a problem. After all, you can just do all of the aiming yourself and spend the rest of your points into something more relevant to your interests, things like even more firepower!

If all of this sounds like something you would like to at least try out, you might be glad to hear that Fallout 76 will be arriving worldwide on November 14th, 2018. And as a final note, I'll leave you with the two recent E3 trailers. They should hopefully answer any questions you still might have. Enjoy!

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