Fallout 76 Officially Announced with Teaser Trailer

At long last, we know what's next for the Fallout series. 

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Bethesda has revealed the newest addition to the Fallout series, and it's Fallout 76. The news finally broke following a lengthy Twitch livestream.

The 90-second long video doesn’t show much, in fact, it only shows the interior of what we can only assume to be Vault 76. Some kind of celebration has taken place called “Reclamation Day”, which again we can only assume refers to reclaiming the wasteland from nuclear fallout.

It's been only three years since Fallout 4 was released, and since then it's seen countless versions released across Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. To put it into perspective, Fallout 4 came almost eight years after the third in the series, so we're all a little bit surprised about this announcement - especially when we're all hanging out for the next Elder Scrolls title.

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    May 30, 2018 7:11 AM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Fallout 76 Officially Announced with Teaser Trailer

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      May 30, 2018 7:42 AM

      Fallout 4 came almost eight years after the third in the series, so we're all a little bit surprised about this announcement - especially when we're all hanging out for the next Elder Scrolls title.

      I think we're looking at a Fallout 3 -> New Vegas thing though, right? That was only 2 years.

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        May 30, 2018 7:56 AM

        In that case, where the hell is my Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim -> in between game?! ITS BEEN SO LONG.

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          May 30, 2018 7:57 AM

          Elder Scrolls online was the replacement of that series right?

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            May 30, 2018 8:06 AM

            I certainly hope not. I'd much prefer a singleplayer experience. Hopefully this means we receive some big Elder Scrolls news at E3.

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              May 30, 2018 8:33 AM

              I'm pretty sure Todd Howard has stated that they intend to continue making conventional Elder Scrolls games. ESO and the main games are made by different studios, and while there are significant similarities, neither is a true replacement for the other.

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          May 30, 2018 8:18 AM

          If they do an elder scrolls it will basically kill ESO that still seems to be running and selling expansions, right?

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            May 30, 2018 12:36 PM

            I doubt it. They satisfy different gameplay styles and needs.

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      May 30, 2018 7:43 AM

      Maybe it’s a crossover with Interstate 76

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        May 30, 2018 7:51 AM

        Starring Soldier 76 as the protagonist.

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        May 30, 2018 8:38 AM

        That would be amazing. I hope there is some sort of homage to 76 in there. To me, 76 are sacred numbers in gaming, thanks to how formative I76 was in my early gaming life.

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          May 30, 2018 8:48 AM

          If they're doing a survival co-op game like a bunch of us are speculating, vehicle building and modification could plausibly be a thing.

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            May 30, 2018 8:50 AM

            I have no idea where I'm going to put all this ejaculate.

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              May 30, 2018 9:05 AM

              If it is set in the Appalachians, and they do have vehicles, that region being neglected for 25 years after the bombs gives them interesting options. They could do a lot to make vehicles useful and fun but also place limits on them.

              Your truck lets you carry a lot of stuff over roads and fields, but it can't drive through the remains of a forest, and is easily stopped by fallen trees and rocks. Upgrades might give it more ability to handle rough terrain or obstacles, but it will still be limited by its size. A dirt bike on the other hand can go almost anywhere, but you can't carry very much on it. A vertibird, should you find or build one, can go anywhere with space to land, has a stupid amount of storage, and can mount weapons, but guzzles fuel and makes a ridiculous amount of noise.

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            May 30, 2018 8:51 AM

            Yeah I mean despite how much it is bagged on here the building and settlement stuff in FO4 was wildly popular. I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to capitalize on it.

            Scavenge for junk.
            Build your shit up.
            Survive.

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        May 30, 2018 8:59 AM

        Groove check your map

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        May 30, 2018 9:44 AM

        My first thought as well.

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        May 30, 2018 12:28 PM

        Weird that this takes place in the same universe as Interstate 76 and Driver 76. Wonder how much they paid for the license.

        Hopefully we get the prequel Fallout 64 soon

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      May 30, 2018 7:48 AM

      If that’s not the most goddamned wholesome song, I don’t know what is. I wonder what the setting will be. The South?

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        May 30, 2018 7:58 AM

        no, it's gotta be philly

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          May 30, 2018 8:06 AM

          Haven't they already milked that area for all it's worth? Seems like they'd do midwest or NW coast. Maybe deep south, if only for hillbilly ghouls.

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            May 30, 2018 8:29 AM

            Yeah I'm guessing south or west of DC into Virginia betting set around the Shenanhoah Valley. They would pretty much be able to cover Richmond, Fredricksburg, and West Virginia.

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          May 30, 2018 8:09 AM


          I would prefer not. That would be three fallout games within a 500 mile radius.

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        May 30, 2018 8:01 AM

        Oregon

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        May 30, 2018 8:41 AM

        i assume the appalachian mountains with that song in particular playing

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        May 30, 2018 8:57 AM

        … West Virginia?

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      May 30, 2018 7:55 AM

      Speculation: The game is set in West Virginia (Country Roads is explicitly about West Virginia). Specifically, it starts in Vault 76, under the Greenbrier hotel (which really has a bunker under it).

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Greenbrier

      It's set well before the events in any of the existing games, and may be the origin of the Enclave.

      While an MMO along the lines of Elder Scrolls Online is possible, I'm liking baron calamity's notion of a co-op survival/building game along the lines of Rust, Ark, etc. The Appalachian mountains are well suited to something like that in the early years of the Fallout setting, since the valleys would limit the devastation while still allowing both travel and the spread of radiation.

      This is the synthesis of several ideas from this discussion, and some random knowledge of my own: http://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=37569408#item_37569408

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        May 30, 2018 8:00 AM

        What gave it away, was it the lyric West Virginia?

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          May 30, 2018 8:05 AM

          I just felt I should point it out since people seem to be seriously going "I wonder where it's going to be?" in the other thread.

          They tell you. In the song.

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            May 30, 2018 8:10 AM

            Yeah I agree with you. At first I thought it was DC based on the 76 but the trailer definitely implies West Virginia. I like your Greenbrier thought as well. Seems like it might be some sort of base from which you start. I'm speculating that you are a Vault-Tec employee this time around and may give us some more backstory and insight into the grand schemes of Vault-Tec.

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              May 30, 2018 8:13 AM

              Apparently Vault 76 was a control vault in Virginia according to the citadel. THis means it is not one of those Vault-Tec experimental vaults but rather a master4 vault where actual Vault-Tec employees reside in safety watching over the many Vault-Tec experiments.

              EDIT: The pipboy at the start had a date of "27 OCT 2102" suggesting this will take place exactly 25 years and 5 days after the bombs dropped.

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        May 30, 2018 8:03 AM

        Actually the song is about the Western portion of the state of Virginia.

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        May 30, 2018 8:08 AM

        That and it literally says West Virgina in the trailer.

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        May 30, 2018 11:52 AM

        Seems like you're spot on with the survival part. Great call.

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      May 30, 2018 7:58 AM

      Is that in-game footage? Is it the same engine? It looks like the same visual style as FO4, especially with that 'sheen' over everything.

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      May 30, 2018 8:03 AM

      I am... Not excited.

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      May 30, 2018 8:08 AM

      I mean, they hit all the obligatory fallout notes from the sugar bombs to the skill books. However, if this is FO4 gameplay complete with FPS Sim City and railroad plot then I might pass. I never found the need to go back to the last one after losing my huge progress.

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      May 30, 2018 8:13 AM

      hmmmm

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      May 30, 2018 8:24 AM

      If it's the same engine I don't care.

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      May 30, 2018 8:41 AM

      https://twitter.com/jasonschreier/status/1001832458164285442

      "I think it's really important to reiterate this: Anyone who spends the next two weeks expecting Fallout: 76 to be a new traditional single-player RPG will be VERY disappointed"

      https://twitter.com/jasonschreier/status/1001826335189274625

      "From what I've heard, Fallout: 76 is an online game of some sort. Developed by BGS in both Maryland and Austin (formerly Battlecry)"

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        May 30, 2018 8:45 AM

        I believe it will be a co-op survival game set in the Fallout universe and I'm still excited. I don't think it will be a full scale MMO.

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          May 30, 2018 8:51 AM

          I don't have any problem with a Fallout game that takes that route, though I'm not sure how much I'll actually play. Those games aren't usually my bag.

          On the other hand, most of those sorts of games seem to be eternal betas with questionable balance, stability, and functionality, even by Bethesda standards. One that's built and balanced well could be more interesting.

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            May 30, 2018 8:53 AM

            Well I didn't get into Survival game modes either until I did a full Fallout 4 with all DLC Survivial playthrough last month and now I'm super into it. Survival mode in FO4 is extremely fun and challenging and way more immersive than the base game was on Normal.

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          May 30, 2018 9:29 AM

          Rumor is it's a Rust type of game

          https://store.steampowered.com/app/252490/Rust/ for example

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            May 30, 2018 9:30 AM

            That's cool, just don't pubg up mah shit.

            http://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=37570305

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            May 30, 2018 10:22 AM

            You know, the way they were leaving into all that in FO4 that would actually be too surprising

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              May 30, 2018 10:22 AM

              *leaning and *WOULDN'T be too surprising!

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                May 30, 2018 12:25 PM

                I've heard that when they first got the building stuff playable during FO4 development they were surprised at just how popular it was internally.

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        May 30, 2018 8:53 AM

        Battle Royale to see who's allowed to get into the vault.

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        May 30, 2018 8:54 AM

        Aww

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        May 30, 2018 9:00 AM

        Well then why don't they just fucking tell us in the damn "teaser" instead of everyone speculating or hearing about it on twitter! GAWD!

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        May 30, 2018 9:02 AM

        Following the destiny model?

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        May 30, 2018 9:16 AM

        gross

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        May 30, 2018 9:27 AM

        people seem to really like ESO, lit has a dedicated following. If Bethesda is doing another MMO I kinda expect this will be similarly popular.

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      May 30, 2018 8:56 AM

      I bet this is like a multiplayer non mobile Fallout Shelter game. which i am cool with

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      May 30, 2018 9:02 AM

      Reconstructing civilization makes me think its a building game. Possibly like the Fallout 4 dlc stuff. Maybe it'll be a top down RTS? That would be... different.
      Either way can't say I'm too thrilled about it. Looks like the same POS engine so that's a huge ding.
      Good song though.

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      May 30, 2018 9:10 AM

      I, for one, am still stoked. I want to see more about what it is.

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      May 30, 2018 9:24 AM

      I'm in

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      May 30, 2018 9:28 AM

      Someone posted this:

      Anonymous Thu 28 Dec 2017 10:34:08 No.401465240 Report
      >>401464897
      fallout 76, a fallout themed Rust clone coming soon

      https://boards.fireden.net/v/thread/401449791/#401464897

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      May 30, 2018 9:33 AM

      so after the battlefield V backlash, should I be more mad at this? not sure! let's get angry at something though!

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      May 30, 2018 9:33 AM

      Looks like the same engine.

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      May 30, 2018 11:38 AM

      Somehow I missed Fallout 75

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      May 30, 2018 12:14 PM

      "What Song Is Playing In The Fallout 76 Trailer?"

      Asked nobody ever... way to try to increase page views.

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      May 30, 2018 12:35 PM

      Would rather have Interstate '76: Fallout, but OK.

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        May 30, 2018 12:39 PM

        Only if they kept the original damage model instead of that shit from I82. Also, real time cutscenes this time, except still directed by Blur.

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          May 30, 2018 12:46 PM

          "instead of that shit from" what? I do not understand your reference here. They really should have made a sequel to I-76. You know with the "NEVER. GET OUT. OF THE CAR." ruleset which they established in gameplay and lore.
          The only good thing about the thing you mentioned that I pretend not to understand? Mark Mothersbaugh / Devo soundtrack.

          And again it's so fucked up. I-76 excellent, Heavy Gear (same engine) so-so. I-82 why why why!?, Heavy Gear 2 (same engine) WOW this is so much better!

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            May 30, 2018 11:54 PM

            I maintain that I82 could be saved by swapping out the damage model for one that mimics I76. Even the disjointed and disorganized structure of the Nitro Pack wasn't a hindrance because the gameplay was so fucking solid.

            God damn was Heavy Gear 2 so fucking great.