Fallout 76, the newest payout in Bethesda's post-apocalyptic RPG series, officially launches for PS4, Xbox One and PC on Wednesday,…
Fallout 76, the newest payout in Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic RPG series, officially launches for PS4, Xbox One and PC on Wednesday, November 14, but some players do not have to wait until they begin exploring the irradiated ruins of western Virginia. Reddit users have pointed out that Fallout 76 servers now live before the release date, so you can jump early if you have the game.
Unlike previous episodes in the series, Fallout 76 is always online and requires a permanent internet connection, even if you plan to play solo. GameSpot launched Fallout 76 on Xbox One today and can verify that its servers really live. If you managed to get your hands on an early copy of the game or have it pre-installed on your computer, it means you do not have to wait until November 1
4 to start playing.
Having said that, as it is still not widely available, you might not encounter many other players in Fallout 76 just yet. While the game can still function as a solo adventure, it attaches great importance to multiplayer. For example, Fallout 76 eliminates completely NPCs; The only human characters you will encounter in the game are other players, making a completely different kind of RPG than previous Fallout games.
With such a radically different approach with Fallout 76, it was “scary”, acknowledges Bethesda, but publishers are required to support the title. Bethesda boss Pete Hines said the Fallout 76 servers will be “forever”. He told GameSpot: “We will continue for as long as people continue to play it and it shows no sign of slowing down.”
Meanwhile, PS4 players still have some more time to claim some Fallout 76 freebies. From now on November 14, you can get three Fallout 76 avatars and a theme for your PS4, whether you’ve ordered the game or not. There are other bonuses available; You can read more about them in our Fallout 76 pre-order guide.