Leaderboard: What type of multiplayer do you think Fallout 76 will have?

After what was nearly an interminable teaser stream, Bethsoft finally announced this morning that it’s working on Fallout 76, another entry in a beloved franchise and another chance to trot out retro-futurist Pip-Boy iconography. At first, I shrugged – it’s neat, and a lot of us will buy it, but seeing as how Fallout is traditionally a single-player sandbox RPG, it’s not something we’d normally cover.

But then the rumors started flying. Kotaku floated the claim that it’s an “online game of some sort.” Polygon said it “heard the game will feature multiplayer.” The Twitterverse is chirping about battle royale. Nobody seems to know (or be allowed to say) for sure, and barring leaks, it’ll be another week and change until Bethsoft spills its post-apoc can o’ beans. [Update: Kotaku has another piece out since this one went live, with anonymous sources claiming it’s an online post-apoc survival game a la RUST and DayZ.]

So why not speculate? What type of multiplayer do you think Fallout 76 will have? Are you spotting any clues in the trailer? Place your bets – and yes, you get multiple choices here.

Leaderboard: What type of multiplayer do you think Fallout 76 will have?

  • Full-fledged traditional MMORPG (14%, 47 Votes)
  • Battle royale - say, with 76 people (10%, 33 Votes)
  • Always-online optional co-op (24%, 81 Votes)
  • Multiplayer shooter PvP (4%, 14 Votes)
  • Optional multiplayer shooter (4%, 13 Votes)
  • Builder-centric co-op hybrid a la Fortnite PvE (16%, 54 Votes)
  • Sea of Thieves-style co-op open PvP (3%, 11 Votes)
  • GTAO-style hybrid addon (5%, 16 Votes)
  • MOBAing like it's 2012 (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Some other sort of MMORPG hybrid (8%, 27 Votes)
  • Something else - tell us in the comments! (3%, 11 Votes)
  • No response / just view tally (9%, 32 Votes)

Total Voters: 254

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Jesse Wan

Look at Mass Effect Andromeda, and how they dropped support for the Single-Player Campaign, quest bugs and all, once they got enough players into the PVP. This “Skinner Box experiment” will go pay-to-win faster than a Korean MMO.

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MrNastyButler

Hopefully it’s an online feature I can turn off. That would be nice.

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Grimalkin

I hope they won’t try calling it RPG like the last time

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Santiago Draco

Not another survival game…. sorry but no thanks.

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Per Asplund

Survival/builder MMO like Conan Exiles and others. With the year it supposedly it is set in, it makes sense.

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Yuri Geinish

“Shooter” and “survival”? What the hell happened to Fallout? No great dialogues, no great story, just some mainstream bullshit for kids.

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oldandgrumpy

Be unplayable due to no local servers in my country.

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Greaterdivinity

[Update: Kotaku has another piece out since this one went live, with anonymous sources claiming it’s an online post-apoc survival game a la RUST and DayZ.]

And RIP all interest if the ends up being true (likely, given that Schreier has a good track record of devs blabbing to him like idiots : P)

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They are pulling the same move that they did with ESO. They selected a time period that makes the game a prequel lore wise. This keeps it from interfering with any other upcoming FO game. However, I do not think they will produce another MMORPG. As that would likely poach players away from ESO. So odds are, the rumors are right and its another survival title. Meh.

E3 isn’t that far off at least.

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Loyheta

I’d hope a traditional shooter rpg with co-op.