Fallout 76 Review - IGN (2023)

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Fallout 76 Review - IGN (1)

ByBrandin Tyrrel

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Apr 21, 2020 4:20 am

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Nov 22, 2018 4:45 am

After more than 50 hours plundering the irradiated wasteland of Fallout 76, the greatest mystery still lingering is who this mutated take on Fallout is intended for. Like many of Vault-Tec’s underground bunkers, Bethesda’s multiplayer riff on its post-nuclear RPG series is an experiment gone awry. There are bright spots entangled in this mass of frustratingly buggy and sometimes conflicting systems, but what fun I was able to salvage from the expansive but underpopulated West Virginia map was consistently overshadowed by the monotony of its gathering and crafting treadmill.
On the surface, Fallout 76 is another dose of Bethesda’s tried-and-true open-world RPG formula on a larger-than-ever map that’s begging to be explored. As you emerge from Vault 76 you’ll start in a relatively peaceful forest and venture out into more dangerous pockets of the irradiated wasteland. My favorite is traveling the lengths of the Cranberry Bog, where the pinkish-red fields are seemingly inviting from afar but turn out to be full of a snaking system of trenches and alien forests that hide the worst horrors of the wasteland, but there are many more.

But while the lighting and art direction of these different regions are great at setting the eerie mood and tone of a destroyed Appalachia, the actual objects like trees, shrubs, buildings, cars, and more somehow look flatter and less detailed than those in Fallout 4 did three years ago. Coupling that with Bethesda’s still-unimpressive character animations, Fallout 76 isn’t a good-looking game except when viewed from the exact right angles.

Fallout 76 isn’t a good-looking game except when viewed from the exact right angles.

(Video) Fallout 76 Review
When you look closer, it becomes obvious that Bethesda’s ambitious idea to replace all human NPCs with other players results in a lack of meaningful interaction with the world. Other than 20-something other players spread so thinly over a massive map that chance encounters are rare outside of quest locations, just about the only voices you’ll hear are recordings of long-dead questgivers, robots, and AI constructs who simply deliver information at you. Where past Fallout games have more than made up for some of their frustrations with brow-furrowing questions like whether to destroy the town of Megaton or what should become of the New Vegas Strip, there’s no opportunity for the morally tricky decision-making in Fallout 76 because no one talking to you can hear you.

Because of that, the so-called main story quests to track down and eliminate the source of a spreading plague boil down to obediently following a breadcrumb trail of journals and notes. With the exception of some occasional goofy and creative tasks, it all feels like chasing ghosts. And though later missions mask the shallowness with some cool large-scale battles and events, they’re fleeting moments.

Wandering the diverse wasteland of Appalachia does reveal one of Bethesda’s great strengths: environmental storytelling. Discovering a goofy teddy bear playing pots-and-pans drums in a shack in the middle of nowhere tells me someone was here for a time, and so very bored. A skeleton holding flowers, a bottle of wine, and a stuffed animal reveals that someone was about to take the plunge and profess their admiration when the world burst into flame. A half-sunken church with tunnels leading into a deeper, icicle light-adorned cavern has me wondering who reclaimed this place? Was it a sanctum? A place to hide from everything outside?

All of these little moments and so many more are dotted across the landscape of West Virginia, and though they’re such small things, they speak volumes about the diverse variety of lives that were led before the bombs fell and in the times shortly thereafter. But really, it just made me want to meet some of them.

Wasteland Infestation

By now this shouldn’t be news to anyone, but: a new Fallout game has bugs. Yet even by the notorious standards of a Bethesda open-world game, Fallout 76 is technically shaky, and unlike the radiation-soaked radroaches and bloatflys you encounter these annoying bugs can’t be resolved by incinerating them with a laser pistol. Technical problems occupy the spectrum of severity. Some can be endearing: I’ve casually shot the head off a feral ghoul, sending both parts cartwheeling into the air at hilarious speed, and watched a hulking crustacean get caught in a small patch of trees, unable to free itself from what, to it, should’ve been a tiny weed. That’s not ideal, but in dour moments they can add an absurdist sense of humor to the otherwise-dreary wasteland environment.

I’ve had quest targets already dead upon arrival, forcing me to jump from server to server until I found one where it was still alive.

I’m far less amused, however, by the hive of deeply frustrating bugs that’s infested virtually all of Fallout 76’s systems. There are noticeable framerate dips and freezes for several seconds at a time that sometimes recover and sometimes crash the application, and these are as common as the rising and setting sun.There are quests that can’t be completed – some of which were addressed with a ridiculously large post-launch patch, but others have not – and I’ve had quest targets already dead upon arrival, forcing me to jump from server to server (not easy to do because there’s no server browser – you’re automatically assigned one on every login) until I found one where it was still alive. I’m looking at you, Evan. I’ve seen whole sections of my camp suddenly disappear, or load in 30 seconds after I’d fast-traveled to it, or duplicate all the materials for no reason, forcing me to delete the entire blueprint and rebuild piece by piece. I’ve been stuck on never-ending loading screens. I’ve watched wasteland cows glitch 30 feet into the air, and back down, over and over. I’ve stared in disbelief as power armor turned player characters into long-appendaged vaguely humanoid monsters (Okay, maybe that one should be in the funny category) or cause players to go invisible. One of my cohorts’ characters became stuck for a full day and couldn’t play at all.

The list goes on and on and on. But despite their frequency and severity, most are corrected when you quit the application and relaunch - but because you can’t declare one server your home and find it again on demand, that means any server-specific things you do, like taking over workshop camps and building resource generators, are left behind and become casualties of Fallout 76’s rampant issues. Bethesda’s open-world games have always had a touch of random instability, but at least everything was usually as we left it when we restarted and came back. I imagine the fact that Fallout 76 is an online game has ratcheted all the usual problems up quite a bit.

Mr. Oppenheimer's Neighborhood

What I appreciated most about playing with friends is the companionship and levity they add to this lonely world.

(Video) Fallout 76: Wastelanders Review
On paper, encountering a stranger controlled by another human in the dog-eat-dogmeat world of Fallout sounds like a dangerous thrill. But instead of playing up the kind of uneasy alliances and backstabbing we’ve seen in other survival games and battles royale, in Fallout 76 you’re almost prohibited from engaging in anything resembling player-versus-player aggression. You can’t do any significant damage until both people have attacked each other, so there’s no element of surprise and no sense of danger. It’s the most kid-gloves version of competitive multiplayer I’ve ever seen. And even if you do kill someone, or even just pick the lock on their camp, there’s virtually nothing to be gained but a price on your head and a bright red marker on the map inviting everyone to take a shot at you.

Instead, Fallout 76 is more of a cooperative PvE game, and that’s where it’s at its best since the solo experience is desperately lonely and you have to find everything yourself, rather than have your friends divide and conquer by building their gear into different styles and share finds they don’t need or want. Loot is individual to each player, so everybody gets to loot the same corpses – hence, the more players you have, the greater the payoff for each kill.

The mechanical benefit of grouping brings the ability to freely fast-travel to one other, use teammates’ custom-built camps, and of course the added firepower your friends and their guns bring certainly helps later on when you’re fighting two, or three Skyrim dragon-like scorchbeasts at once, or any of the other more deadly dangers in the wasteland. But what I appreciated most about playing with friends is the companionship and levity they add to this lonely world.

You can also share a subset of cards in the flexible new Perk system. Fallout has always allowed us to customize our characters by picking every so often from a handful of gameplay-altering modifiers, such as making certain items weigh less, doing more damage while sneaking, or even more creative bonuses like Cannibal, which allows you to regain health by eating the flesh of humanoids. Fallout 76’s take on this system is actually pretty clever - everybody gets packs containing random perk cards which can be assigned to your SPECIAL (Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility, and Luck) slots.

Mechanically, Fallout 76’s combat falls somewhere between floaty and just fine.

But there are some frustrating UI elements that come with grouping, alongside a barebones friends list menu. Additionally, I found it frustrating that members of the team don’t get experience for a kill unless they tag it before it dies. I understand this is likely to prevent power leveling, but the difference between hiding behind a rock while a higher level teammate does all the work, and hiding behind a rock and shooting an enemy with a single bullet in the same scenario is the smallest of differences. More often than not, it meant our team was more focused on making sure everyone shot every target at least once before it was killed, rather than enjoying the fight.

Mechanically, Fallout 76’s combat falls somewhere between floaty and just fine. I leaned into rifles at long range and shotguns or melee swipes up close - but always in first-person, because hitting anything up close in third-person is hit-or-miss. With only a watered-down real-time version of Fallout’s signature VATS auto-targeting available, which is really only useful for spotting enemies at a distance or taking out obnoxiously small targets, every little bit helps against the inventive and varied enemies.

The recognizable insects, ghouls, robots, super mutants, and not-so-super mutant animals are all here, alongside some strange, creepy, and downright bizarre creatures that reside in the fringes of West Virginia’s distinct and atmospheric biomes. Even after 50 hours, I’m still occasionally coming across a new variety of man-eating monstrosity, and that’s one of the few things left to look forward to. Unfortunately, poor AI and pathing means most of these monsters – even the mightiest beasts – can be killed in the cheesiest ways you can imagine. That takes some of the sense of achievement out of it.

One of Fallout 76’s brightest ideas, though, is your portable camp which can be built up and dropped almost anywhere in the world that isn’t too close to an existing structure. That’s a big improvement over Fallout 4, which limited you to building on specified plots.

I’m still coming across new varieties of man-eating monstrosities, and that’s one of the few things left to look forward to.

In your camp you’re given a budget of items allowed to build, basically, whatever you want. A three-story mega structure? Go for it. A platform with no walls, just a stash box and workbench? That’ll work in a pinch. A house complete with chairs, beds, lights, a Nuka Cola machine, and even some motel-esque artwork? Do it. That’s a largely cosmetic choice for people who enjoy building for the sake of building, but the camp system is most powerful when used a mobile repair and resource shop, using the limited budget to build a weapons, armor, tinkerer, and chemical crafting stations, along with resource-generating machines so you can return and collect materials for future crafting. The fact my camp was mobile meant I could deploy it in the middle of a high-level warzone and find relative respite and to repair when fights against more difficult monsters wore me down.

(Video) The Weird and Wonderful Fans STILL Playing Fallout 76 | IGN Inside Stories
However, because there’s no real PvP, there’s little need to fortify it with buildable auto-turrets other than to lure enemies to yet another cheap-feeling death. While the defense options are impressive, like no-nonsense artillery cannons, going that extra mile is expensive and I found the budget was consistently better spent on maintenance and resource options.

And like just about everything else in Fallout 76, this system suffers from a number of bugs that makes moving camp a huge hassle. Sure, you can save your blueprint, or store a completed structure for quick deployment later, but the placement system is so finicky that something as small as a rock or tree intersecting with a single part of your base means you can’t set it down. Ultimately, I was able to pick up shop and drop it down somewhere else, but the majority of attempts I would spend too long trying to find the perfect spot without success, so I would regularly need to scrap the structure and lay each piece down individually.

The Cost of Creation

Tracking down the plans to create new gear is one of the best-feeling measures of progression.

When you’re not running quests you’re scrounging for pretty much anything that’s not nailed down, scrapping those items for materials, and crafting better stuff. Tracking down the plans to create new gear, or pieces for your camp, or even recipes for better food or stimulants is one of the best-feeling measures of progression. Largely because once you own it, it’s yours. You’ll never need to worry about using it, or losing it, or repairing it, and when I was able to craft a power fist that exponentially improved over my other melee weapons after tracking it down and spending hundreds of caps on the plan, I had a genuine sense of pride.

And there are a wealth of weapons, armors, and items to collect, assemble, and mod. In the beginning you’ll be taping a pipe to a trigger and using it as something resembling a gun. Or boiling smelly leather for makeshift scraps of armor. They’re entry level, sure, but they're the best you can make and that makes them valuable if only for a short time.

Toward the late game, the emphasis swings almost entirely from exploration and discovery to resource and inventory management.

Eventually you’ll find pre-made weapons, and then the focus becomes scrapping enough desk fans for screws, wonderglue and duct tape for adhesive, and cans and canisters for aluminum to make mods like scopes, better receivers, stocks, and more. Augmenting your found or crafted gear into more formidable implements. There’s a genuine satisfaction to creating something from scraps, but the constant hunt for household items to breakdown for materials to feed your ever-growing arsenal is a monkey you’ll never get off your back. In fact, toward the late game, the emphasis swings almost entirely from exploration and discovery to resource and inventory management support your repeated attempts at endgame scenarios.

That’s when you’re required to build, maintain, and carry your entire arsenal of power armor, a hefty selection of weapons, and ample ammo alongside the food, water, and chemical stimulants that you have to regularly pop to render the light survival elements (consisting entirely of a food meter and a water meter) all but completely irrelevant. All of this weight easily bogs you down, and your personal stash box in your camp has an absurdly tiny 400-pound limit. Remember, this isn’t a traditional Fallout game where you could drop 15 gatling laser cannons into a single desk drawer and expect them to be there when you return 15 hours later – Fallout 76 barely has a sense of object permanence. So by the time I reached late-game levels I was spending at least five minutes of every hour I played just managing and sacrificing inventory to avoid the severe mobility consequences of becoming over-encumbered. That got old quickly.

The Nuclear Option

But by this point – the late level 40s – I’d become bored with the monotony of Fallout 76’s endless loop. Yet finally, after dozens of hours grinding missions, searching for launch codes, solving a cypher, my team of weary survivors approached the ultimate goal for one last thrill: we invaded a pre-war silo and fought off wave after wave of the same super-powered robots for the privilege of launching a nuclear weapon somewhere on the map.Though going through the many steps seems needlessly convoluted – traveling all across the map to find a number of codes with an expiration date, along with specially marked key cards, that then needed to be deciphered with a cypher that left plenty of room for error and the possibility of losing all these materials without ever getting a chance to complete the objective. Fortunately we figured it out, and fought more robots, and more robots, and then once we started the sequence, we fought even more robots. But I must admit: the seconds just before and just after the warhead fell to Earth were the highest of highs Fallout 76 had offered me. The explosion was spectacular from my planned vantage point.

(Video) The Weird and Wonderful Fans STILL Playing Fallout 76 - Official Trailer | IGN Inside Stories

And that’s when I knew I was done with Fallout 76.

Yet when we ventured to the impact site, now glowing bright orange, in search of high-level goodies, what we found was deeply discouraging. Even the power of a nuclear explosion couldn’t shake up the Fallout 76 gameplay beyond nudging the number of hitpoints the bullet-sponge enemies possessed even higher, which meant it boiled down to fighting stronger versions of the same enemies we’d already killed hundreds of times. The reward: rare plants and resources that would allow us to… craft more powerful weapons and armor to… I guess, do it all over again, except more easily.

Was the slog worth it? Not really, no. And that’s when I knew I was done with Fallout 76.

Finally, the fact that there’s a cash shop with obscenely expensive cosmetic items – like power armor skins that cost somewhere around $15 USD if you haven’t acquired enough of the secondary currency yet. That Fallout 76 is in need of so much other attention, but you’re still able to spend money on cosmetics from the storefront adds some insult to the overall injury.

Verdict

In an effort to do everything, Fallout 76 fails to do any of it well enough to form an identity. Its multiplayer mindset robs its quests of all the moral decisionmaking that makes the series great, and all that’s left is a buggy mess of systemic designs that never seems to work together and regularly contradicts itself. It all culminates in an aggravating endgame that’s more busywork than satisfying heroics. Bethesda missed the mark with Fallout 76, in part because it seems like it could never decide what it was aiming for.

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Fallout 76 Review - IGN (2)

Fallout 76

Bethesda Game Studios

Rating

ESRB: Mature
(Video) Fallout 76: Should You Return For Wastelanders?

Platforms

PlayStation 4PCXbox One

FAQs

Is Fallout 76 any good now? ›

Several improvements, in particular, have made Fallout 76 an RPG worth playing in 2022.

Is Fallout 76 good on your own? ›

Absolutely, and here are some tips to get you started as a lone wanderer. Fallout 76's rocky launch aside, the game finds itself in a reasonably good position.

Is Fallout 76 ok for a 13 year old? ›

Online Only Game: Recommended for Teenagers and Adults

The Good: Fallout 76's content is very simple and easy to understand. Your kids will have a good time exploring a massive map with others. There is no sexual content, and the sense of freedom is high.

Is Fallout 76 a horror game? ›

Despite Fallout 76's flaws, the Appalachian Wasteland has some effectively scary set pieces, and it's thanks to all the horrific monsters and unsettling locations. Even though Fallout 76 isn't a horror game, it's full of things that would disturb any unsuspecting player.

Is Fallout 76 better now 2022? ›

Fallout 76 has improved vastly since launch. It's gained a lot more content, such as several new questlines, npcs, and much much more.

Is Fallout 76 playable offline? ›

Fallout 76 does not have an offline mode. If you prefer to play solo, you will have access to plenty of quests which accommodate that play style.

Does Fallout 76 have a monthly fee? ›

It also gives Bethesda a sought-after way to continue monetizing the game beyond its 2018 launch. Fallout 1st costs $12.99 per month or $99.99 per year, and players who are just jumping into the game in 2022 will find that it still costs $39.99 on Steam.

How long is Fallout 76 story? ›

Powered by IGN Wiki Guides
Single-PlayerPolledAverage
Main Story2233h 18m
Main + Extras45119h 5m
Completionist21304h 6m
All PlayStyles88141h 48m

Does Fallout 76 ever end? ›

Fallout 76 just released its annual roadmap with plans for new seasons, new quests, and even a brand-new map that takes players all the way to Pittsburgh. Or what's left of Pittsburgh, anyway. And Bethesda has no plans on stopping after 2022.

Does Fallout 76 have a main story? ›

Despite being billed as an online-only game, Fallout 76 will still feature a main story that has players following in the footsteps of Vault 76's Overseer, who has left the vault before your departure at the start of the game.

Can you get drunk in Fallout 76? ›

It comes in several varieties and brands, and tends to increase strength and health while decreasing intelligence and perception, depending on the specific drink. Fallout 76, however, takes the application of alcohol even further.

Does Fallout 76 have better graphics than Fallout 4? ›

Although the graphics aren't improved to a large extent they have been slightly upgraded, at least for players that can handle the entirety of the world in 76. Even slight graphical enhancements are beneficial and players enjoy when developers decide to put them into the game.

What is considered the scariest horror game ever? ›

1/10 Resident Evil 7 Might Be the Scariest in the Franchise
  • horror games.
  • Resident Evil.
  • Resident Evil 7.
  • Silent Hill.
  • alien isolation.
  • dead space.
  • the last of us.
  • five nights at freddy's.
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Is Fallout 76 The Pitt the full game? ›

That's right, you'll have access to the full base game – including our newly released Expeditions update, featuring The Pitt!

How far in the future is Fallout 76? ›

Fallout 76 is a narrative prequel to previous Fallout games. It is set in an alternate history, and takes place in 2102, twenty-five years after a nuclear war that devastated the Earth.

What should I do first in Fallout 76? ›

Loot the chests and try interacting with all the different workbenches - you'll get a mini tutorial with each one. There's often some Scorched in the nearby area, humanoid enemies similar to the ghouls in regular Fallout games. Now you have weapons, try killing them for experience and additional items.

How active is Fallout 76 players? ›

Fallout 76
MonthAvg. PlayersGain
Last 30 Days8,700.6-1,050.1
October 20229,750.7+2,145.5
September 20227,605.2+947.4
August 20226,657.9-856.7
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Is Fallout 76 a 2 player game? ›

The Co-Op Experience

Players can form a squad with three other players online to complete missions, build a base, and fight off mythical creatures. Fast travel to friends is free and you can revive your team mates. Camps of team mates can also be used by everyone.

How many endings does Fallout 76 have? ›

"There's what I would call a moral decision that you can make as a player and then there's also a really big decision that is going to determine the fate of this chapter of the Brotherhood." While there are four broad endings in Steel Reign, Tucker was quick to point out that there are subtler variations as well.

Is Fallout 76 a PvE? ›

RELATED: Fallout 76 Steam Release Date Confirmed

It appears most players wanted to treat Fallout 76 as a fun adventure to experience cooperatively with friends. While some were certainly interested in going toe to toe in a PvP setting, the vast majority of players simply wanted a collaborative PvE experience.

Can you avoid other players Fallout 76? ›

The map is big enough for you to be able to avoid other players, plus you can always see other players' location on the map so you can plan where to go next to get the most peace and quiet possible.

Does Fallout 76 use a lot of data? ›

Playing Fallout 76 uses around 60 MB of data per hour

Some players, however, report much higher data use playing the game. Because Fallout 76 is typically a multiplayer game, the data use often depends on the number of other players on the server. Servers with more players use more data.

What happens when Fallout 1st runs out? ›

In the event your Fallout 1st membership expires, you'll still be able to access any Atoms received and resources stored in your Scrapbox; you just won't be able to deposit new additional crafting components.

How many GB is Fallout 76? ›

It will require a full download of the game client for Fallout 76: Wasterlanders. The download size is the follwoing: 70 GB for console. Approximately 70 GB for PC.

Which is the longest Fallout game? ›

A rich story with a player-driven narrative, Fallout: New Vegas is considered to be the best game in the series—and the longest! Completing Fallout: New Vegas under the completionist method will take players over 100 hours.

What is the shortest Fallout game? ›

As well as being the shortest game in the franchise, Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel is also the worst received critically, exemplified by its Metascores of 64 and 66 on PS2 and Xbox, respectively.

Is Fallout 76 big map? ›

It is a massive map with six different regions for players to discover and explore. Every area has its own setting, including dangerous wildlife and challenges available. All of this is spread across an area of roughly 16 square miles, which can be compared to the size of real-life South Los Angeles.

How long does it take to 100% Fallout 76? ›

The estimated time to complete all 50 Fallout 76 achievements is 80-100 hours. This estimate is based on the median completion time from 223 TrueAchievements members that have completed the game.

How well did Fallout 76 sell? ›

How much money did Bethesda lose from Fallout 76? It took approximately $100 Million to make, and they have only sold 2.6 Million copies, compared to Fallout 4's 15 million copies.

Why is 76 called 76? ›

But anyways, as others said, 76 is the vault number. No specific reason that's the vault number other than it was a clean state to build a backstory on. It wasn't called 5 Because much like Elder Scrolls online, it wasn't meant to be a main entry. It was more of an experiment with an online Fallout game.

Can you romance in Fallout 76? ›

Thanks to the Wastelanders update to Fallout 76, players can now romance two potential allies. Choose between Beckett and Commander Daguerre. Normally, romance options are an important part of any RPG and have been an important aspect of the Fallout franchise.

Is Fallout 76 player or player? ›

Not only can you squad up with friends, but you can fight other players too, with Fallout 76 PvP (player versus player) leading to a little extra danger as you explore the world - and a possible bounty on your head if you become too aggressive.

Can you get married in Fallout 76? ›

There has been quite a bit of hate aimed at Fallout 76 but there are at least a couple of gamers who got something special out of the title. Two devoted users got married inside the game and the ceremony came complete with an officiant who was decked out in power armor.

Can you marry people in Fallout 76? ›

Bringing the game in line with the grand tradition of open-ended online multiplayer titles, a couple has gotten married in Fallout 76, with a proper ceremony officiated by a guy in a suit of power armour.

What is the strongest weapon in Fallout 76? ›

Fallout 76: 10 Best Weapons, Ranked
  • 8/10 The Dragon.
  • 7/10 All Rise.
  • 6/10 Gatling Gun.
  • 5/10 Perfect Storm.
  • 4/10 Combat Rifle.
  • 3/10 Gauss Rifle.
  • 2/10 Ski Sword.
  • 1/10 Handmade Rifle.
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Does Fallout 76 require a subscription 2022? ›

Yes, you will need a subscription to Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus to play Fallout 76 on console.

Which Fallout game has the best gameplay? ›

Fallout: New Vegas — Fallout: New Vegas is easily the best Fallout game in the franchise. Though its gameplay is clunkier than newer titles in the series, the game more than makes up for it with its intricately designed world and memorable characters.

Do you need a good PC to run Fallout 76? ›

You will need a GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 290X alongside a Core i7-4790 or a Ryzen 5 1500X, not to mention the 8 GB of system memory thare are necessary also. With a setup like that, you should be ready to hunt down outlaws with the graphics cranked all the way up as you set out on your Fallout 76 adventure.

What is the #1 scariest game in the world? ›

1. Outlast. Outlast is honestly so terrifying, it makes Amnesia: The Dark Descent look like a sun-soaked vacation. Players control a journalist who sneaks into a remote psychiatric hospital to investigate reports of horrific events.

Which is the Horrorest game ever? ›

Resident Evil 7

In fact, Resident Evil 7's opening moments rank right up there with some of the scariest games ever made. Great survival horror games should make you feel helpless, and that's exactly what Resident Evil 7 does.

Has Fallout 76 improved since launch? ›

With the quality-of-life improvements, the additions of NPCs, and all-new game modes, Fallout 76 is a vastly different experience from what it was at launch. Despite this, the game shows no signs of slowing down, with more content to come. Fallout 76 is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

How long will Fallout 76 last? ›

Fallout 76 Season 10 End Date
FALLOUT 76 SEASONSTART DATEDURATION
Season 7 – Zorbo's RevengeDecember 8, 202183 Days (11 Weeks)
Season 8 – A Better Life UndergroundMarch 1, 2022105 Days (15 Weeks)
Season 9 – A Dread Island TaleJune 14, 202291 Days (13 Weeks)
Season 10 – The City of SteelSeptember 13, 202285 Days (12 Weeks)
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Is Fallout 76 still pay to win? ›

You also get better repair kits by playing the game. You can also earn atoms (the ingame currency for microtransactions) by playing the game, you get more than enough to buy anything you want. So no, it is not P2W. Since the true grind in the game is reputation, gold, legendaries.

Is Fallout 76 free forever? ›

Prime members have the ability to claim Fallout 76 from October 3, 2022 to October 31, 2022. All codes must be redeemed by November 30th, 2022.

Can other players hurt you in Fallout 76? ›

Pacifist mode can help ensure you do not become flagged as hostile or wanted. It will also reduce the risk of being killed by other players. Note: Players will still be able to damage you while pacifist mode is activated but this damage will be reduced and that player will be flagged as hostile.

Do people PvP in Fallout 76? ›

Player versus player (PvP) interactions are unlocked once a player reaches Level 5. If a player below Level 5 is attacked by another player, they will be immune to any damage dealt by the attacker.

Is Fallout 76 full PvP? ›

Not only can you squad up with friends, but you can fight other players too, with Fallout 76 PvP (player versus player) leading to a little extra danger as you explore the world - and a possible bounty on your head if you become too aggressive.

How many hours is Fallout 76 story? ›

Powered by IGN Wiki Guides
Single-PlayerPolledAverage
Main Story2233h 18m
Main + Extras45119h 5m
Completionist21304h 6m
All PlayStyles88141h 48m

How many seasons will Fallout 76 have? ›

Fallout 76 Season 11 Release Date
FALLOUT 76 SEASONSTART DATE
Season 1 – The Legendary RunJune 30, 2020
Season 2 – Armor Ace and the Power PatrolSeptember 15, 2020
Season 3 – The Scribe of AvalonDecember 15, 2020
Season 4 – Armor Ace and the Power Patrol in Cold SteelApril 27, 2021
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Is Fallout 76 a monthly fee? ›

It also gives Bethesda a sought-after way to continue monetizing the game beyond its 2018 launch. Fallout 1st costs $12.99 per month or $99.99 per year, and players who are just jumping into the game in 2022 will find that it still costs $39.99 on Steam.

How many endings are in Fallout 76? ›

While there are four broad endings in Steel Reign, Tucker was quick to point out that there are subtler variations as well.

What is the main point of Fallout 76? ›

Fallout 76 is Bethesda Game Studios's first multiplayer game; players explore the open world, which has been torn apart by nuclear war, with others.

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