Fallout 76, the latest game from Fallout 4 and Skyrim developer Bethesda Game Studios, is coming this year, and along with news of a Fallout 76 beta we now also have plenty of info on what to expect from the game itself.
Bethesda detailed the Fallout 76 Beta PC & PS4 timetable in a recent tweet; "As the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. becomes available for everyone on October 30, we wanted to look ahead to next week's anticipated sessions. Not to reuse content (A first from Bethesda I'll admit) the new live-action trailer has chosen another classic, 'Wouldn't It Be Nice" by the Beach Boys. Or perhaps something old-timey like "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire" by The Ink Spots, the tune Fallout 3 debuted with.
Like past Fallout entries, the game starts with you creating your character from a host of preset and custom options allowing you to modify your look before throwing you into the game proper.
The Fallout 76 beta is available to preoload right now, if you have access.
This time around, it appears that Bethesda has finally discovered a colour palette that goes beyond brown and grey.
Fallout 76 releases on November 14 for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC. It's clear that Bethesda is driving home the multiplayer style of Fallout 76 with laughing friends, a final group-up and even a sign that reads, "Friends Welcome". Nevertheless, Fallout 76 is not meant to support cross-platform play. We ended up ignoring VATS for most part, opting for running and gunning in real time, like most traditional online games.
But, Fallout is set in America, and in Fallout of course, we're way in the future.