The Fallout 76 release date is here. And while some of you might want to buy a copy of Fallout 76 right now or in the near future, others are better off waiting.
Fallout 76 is a brand new online survival game that centers around Vault 76, a vault that was mentioned in both Fallout 3 and Fallout 4.
Bethesda’s new game 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 the other Fallout games.
Unlike Bethesda’s previous Fallout titles, Fallout 76 isn’t a single-player RPG. It’s set in a massive world (known as Appalachia) that’s four times the size of Fallout 4’s and populated with other human players.
Fallout 76 is available for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but it’s unclear if we’ll see a release on the Nintendo Switch. At this point, Nintendo Switch owners shouldn’t be holding their breath.
In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to buy Fallout 76 right now and we’ll also take you through the best reasons to wait a few more days, a few more weeks, or in some cases, indefinitely.
Buy If You Love Online Games & Fallout
If you like the sound of an online Fallout-style RPG, you might want to buy a copy of Fallout 76.
It's much different than the Fallout games you're used to, but it still has quests, a leveling system, V.A.T.S. (though it's nothing like the V.A.T.S. from previous games) and tons of enemies to kill just like Bethesda's traditional single-player RPGs.
It also has 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.
Fallout 76 is more Fallout Online/Elder Scrolls Online than Fallout 5. If sharing an open, evolving Fallout world with friends sounds amazing, think about buying a copy of the game today, tomorrow, or sometime in the near future.