Fallout 76: 5 Things To Prepare You For Post-Apocalyptic Survival


Fallout 76 is inbound – first the BETA, and then the full release. We bet most of you are prepped and ready, having discovered everything there is know about the online RPG.

Some of you, however, might have missed a few crucial details about the post-apocalyptic game – in particular those that concern day-to-day survival.

Because of this, and just because we can’t wait for the game, we’ve put together a few features that we reckon you need to know. Enjoy!

No, this is not your house

Buying your first home is a major milestone in any person’s life, and it’s no different when choosing a shelter location in Fallout 76 – but what if someone wants the exact same place as you?

Thankfully, it doesn’t really matter. Unless you both (or more) happen to spawn in the exact same server, in which case sh*t hits the fan. To be honest, it’s not actually that bad, but one of you will have to relocate.

Bethesda will automatically pack away the home to whoever joined the server last, so don’t worry if you’re trying to find your humble abode and someone else’s gaff has sprouted – yours can be found in your inventory.

Credit: Bethesda
Credit: Bethesda

You’re all alone… Sort of

Unlike its predecessor, Fallout 4, you won’t have a cute, furry companion following you where ever you go. Well, unless one of your online friends grows a huge beard and really long hair.

That’s right, although you can’t have an ever useful dog that doubles as a large inventory, your friends can follow you round and carry your useless junk all the same.

Player trading has been confirmed for Fallout 76. Let the scams begin!


Can’t you just be friends?

Players should normally be scared if an angry looking, high-levelled maniac comes running at them, but not in Fallout 76.

If another player wants to fight and you don’t, simple – don’t react. If you continue allowing them to blow your brains out, they’re the ones in trouble. Not you.

They’ll lose the ability to see players on their mini-map and the rest of the community will try to hunt them down, with any prizes taken off them transferring directly from their pocket. If they have no spare caps to cough up, a two-hour damage nerf will come their way instead.

Credit: Bethesda
Credit: Bethesda

Just one more level

The joys of finding super-rare weapons early on in Fallout games is something we’ll always cherish, but you’ll have a pretty hard time doing the same in 76.

Yes, you can still find stupidly powerful, high-level gear, but you can’t actually use them. Players will be forced to store them away until the time is right.

That time being when you reach the correct level for that specific weapon, and the same goes for armour, too. At least you’ll have a good reason to grind, or shred…

Credit: Bethesda
Credit: Bethesda

Put your damn wallet down

Microtransactions and modern games go hand in hand nowadays. Every big game has them one way or another, and we can’t really knock Bethesda for including them – especially when they’re like this.

Anyone can use Atoms – 76‘s in-game currency – to purchase cosmetics and what not, but that doesn’t mean you need to convert real-world money to get them.

Instead, Bethesda revealed that they’re easily attainable throughout the vast wasteland, and that the option to buy is nothing more than an option – it’s not essential for player growth.


And that’s about it from us. We’ll be back with more survival tips before the official launch, so stayed tuned for more updates.

Fallout 76 is set to release on 14 November for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Its BETA will begin on 23 October for anyone who pre-ordered.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda

Source : http://www.ladbible.com/technology/gaming-fallout-76-5-things-to-prepare-you-for-post-apocalyptic-survival-20181012