Fallout 76 official artwork showing a Brotherhood of Steel helmet

After thousands upon thousands of requests, Bethesda has now finally released a multiplayer-focused version of Fallout - Fallout 76. However, unlike all of its predecessors, Fallout 76 features very little in terms of storytelling or character interaction, choosing to instead orient almost all of its gameplay around combat and base-building. The end result, as I'm sure you're well aware by this point, is an experience that can often feel quite disconnected from the rest of the series, be that for the better or worse.

If you're wondering how all of this translates into gameplay, as well as what the whole premise behind Fallout 76 even is, allow me to share with you the official trailer. It's unfortunately a bit light on gameplay, but given the similarities to Fallout 4 I think you'll be able to get a good idea of what to expect regardless. Have a look:

As for whether Fallout 76 is actually worth your time and money, that's a difficult question to answer. That said, in its current state I'm leaning more towards "no" given that the whole experience is just a bit too shallow to be thoroughly entertaining beyond the first few hours, but after a couple of updates I could easily be persuaded to change my opinion. After all, the premise behind Fallout 76 is perfectly fine, it's just that the current implementation leaves a lot to be desired.

So if you have even a bit of patience, I would recommend giving Fallout 76 a month or two before diving in. Not only will you be able to get it cheaper at that point, but you will also receive a significantly more complete and hopefully a lot less buggy game. 

Until then, you can learn more about Fallout 76, as well as follow its progress, by visiting the official website.

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