During both Microsoft's and Bethesda's E3 2018 press conferences, Todd Howard gave new details about Fallout 76 for the first time.
Fallout 76 is an online "softcore survival" game set in the Fallout universe. It is 4 times bigger than Fallout 4 and will be set in West Virginia. You play as one of the survivors of Vault 76, a vault designed by Vault-Tech to celebrate the Tricentennial of the United States of America. You can play solo, as you would any other Fallout game, and experience all that the game has to offer including questing, leveling up, finding and crafting new gear and weapons, and so much more. You can also join with up to 4 of your friends to hunt down not only large creatures with incredible rewards, but other players as well.
Base-building makes a return in Fallout 76, although this time its much improved from Fallout 4. You and your crew of friends can build a base anywhere...and MOVE it anywhere too. Random encounters from other players and npc monsters a like were teased to happen as well, meaning you should set up a good defense system around your base if you want it to withstand these threats. Players will also have access to ATOM bombs and nuclear armaments by finding a series of unlock codes throughout the world. Once a player or team has all of the launch codes needed, they can head to drop a nuclear bomb on any target they see fit. If you head out to that newly created fallout wasteland, you can kill new enemy types and gather resources and rewards only found in these new nuclear fallout zones.
The entire game will run off the backs of newly created dedicated servers! No peer to peer connections here, thank you very much!
Fallout 76 will release on November 14th, 2018 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
You can view the full announcement details below thanks to Gamespot.