Fallout 76 pre-orders have gone live ahead of the game’s release date this fall. While some of you might want to order a copy of Fallout 76 in the near future, most of you are better off waiting.
Bethesda isn’t saying a ton about the game just yet, but we do have a few official details.
We know the game centers around Vault 76, a vault that was mentioned in both Fallout 3 and Fallout 4. We know Fallout 76 is set in 2102, 25 years after the Great War, in the mountains of West Virginia. This means it’s earliest game in Fallout’s timeline and a prequel to Bethesda’s other games. For reference, Fallout 4 was set in 2287.
We know that Fallout 76 is four times the size of Fallout 4. We also know, thanks to Bethesda and its retailer partners, that the game will come to Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One later this year.
Now that we know a little bit more about Fallout 76 some of you, particularly those fond of the Fallout series, might be tempted to put in an early order. If you really want Bethesda’s $200 Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition on release day you’ll absolutely want to pre-order.
In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to pre-order Fallout 76 right now. We’ll also take you through the best reasons to wait. At this point, most people are better off waiting a few more weeks.
Pre-Order If You Love Online Games & Fallout
If you like the sound of an online Fallout-style RPG, you might want to put in a Fallout 76 pre-order.
The game is still in development and the gameplay is reportedly still in flux, but it'll be much different than Fallout 4.
That said, the game will have quests and tons of enemies to kill just like Bethesda's traditional single-player RPGs. It'll also have base building (dubbed C.A.M.P.), something Bethesda introduced in Fallout 4 back in 2015. Fallout 76 allows you to build anywhere on the map.
Unlike some games that simply end once you complete the campaign, support for Fallout 76 (like support for Fallout 4) will go on for years. Bethesda says all DLC content released after Fallout 76's release date will be entirely free.
Fallout 76 is going to more Fallout Online/Elder Scrolls Online than Fallout 5. If sharing an open, evolving Fallout world with friends sounds amazing, think about putting in an early order today, tomorrow, or sometime in the near future.