Published: Wed, May 30, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Fallout 76 is Bethesda’s new game - watch the first trailer

Fallout 76 is Bethesda’s new game - watch the first trailer

Following a surprise tease yesterday that the internet should "stay tuned" for something special, Bethesda has released a short trailer for what looks to be a whole new Fallout game: Fallout 76. According to the in-game lore, Vault 76 is one of Vault-Tec's "control vaults", created to be one of the first to open up to the outside world 20 years after the 2077 apocalypse. The user SoMeh revealed Bethesda would be announcing "Fallout: Vault 76" just hours before the official reveal. In the video we see that the tricentennial is referenced and "you are invited" to "celebrate reclamation day".

A man in a Vault 76 jumper straps on and boots up his Pip-Boy, a personal electronic device in the "Fallout" games. "It's called Fallout 76, I heard about it over the holidays so it might've been canned".

While nothing has been revealed about Fallout 76's gameplay, there are some hints within the reveal trailer. That might be because I have only dabbled ever so slightly in the Fallout games.

Exactly what Fallout 76 is will likely have to wait until Bethesda's E3 2018 media showcase on June 10.

Update: According to Kotaku's Jason Schreier, the game will reportedly feature online elements and won't be strictly a single player RPG. However, Vault 76's name comes with a lot of history.

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Despite this difference in decade, and in genre, the song used in the Fallout 76 trailer still ignites that old flame in our heart for spelunking through the wasteland. The idea of a Rust style game suggests a survival game built around the first Vault dwellers to emerge, fighting for resources to built a new world.

In Fallout 3 it was listed on a Vault-Tec terminal in the Brotherhood of Steel's Citadel.

20 years after the war.

As for the future of the game and when you get to actually play it?

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