Fallout 76: Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River

Posted on 30 May 2018 by
Lee Braden

After a 24 hour stream of oddity, and Todd Howard going “Thank you for tuning into nothing” we got the teaser for a new Fallout game – Fallout 76.

In the trailer, aside from the background song pretty much confirming Virginia as the location, we get to see a new PIP-Boy, the 2000 Mk VI , which looks like a hybrid of the original Fallout 1 and 2 PIP-Boy 2000 and the later 3000 version in Bethesda’s iterations. The new Vault Suit (this image also shows a full view of the new PIP-Boy) looks a lot closer to some of the art for the original suits than the Bethesda style ones while still maintaining the style from Bethesda.

The date on the PIP-Boy, 27/Oct/2102, is just 25 years after the Great War, and in lore Vault 76 was to open after only 20 years. In the teaser trailer we can see some items which appear scavenged from the wastes, which is a good indication that it is going to follow the lore established route.

Now, onto the logical thoughts before we go into deep rumours. When Fallout 4 was announced it was done almost the same way, and the Fallout website even says “stay tuned to Bethesda at E3” which is when Fallout 4 was first properly shown and given a release date, which with the PIP-Boy having 27/Oct, I am thinking that’s likely the release is this year.

While it has only been 3 years since Fallout 4’s release, I doubt Bethesda would have made a full RPG, which has been backed up by Jason Schreier, who was also the guy who leaked the F4 script a few years prior to its announcement. There are theories as to what it could be, and I don’t think it will be a Fallout MMO, but there is a chance of the “Drop in and out” Co-Op Fallout. I think with the tag “Our Future Begins” that it could also be more directed at building settlements which I know will turn some off quickly.

All I know for sure is that I am going to watch Bethesda’s E3 presentation at 02:30 BST on Monday, June 11 to find out more.

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