Amazon posts and retracts a July 2018 release date for Fallout 76

    
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This past week’s announcement of Fallout 76 — Bethesda’s newest entry in the post-apocalyptic series — has just about everyone in the gaming community buzzing. And while we’re sure to hear more about this at E3, one vital piece of information may have already been leaked: the release date.

When Amazon posted the game’s pre-order page, it initially listed the game as releasing by July 31st, 2018. That date has since been changed to “on or before December 31st, 2019,” but there are some that wonder if Amazon might know a thing or two that we don’t. After all, Bethesda has said that it wants to drastically shorten the time between game announcements and releases. Another theory is that the multiple Halloween references in the teaser video point to an October launch.

Fallout 76 is retailing for $60, although you may want to wait until E3 (June 12th through 14th) to find out more (including a documentary on the making of the game!). We do know that it takes place long before the last couple of entries in the franchise and has some sort of online multiplayer component. Rumor is that it’s a survival sandbox of some sort. Your thoughts?

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Richard de Leon III

I hope its playable solo. I need to stop my PSN membership for a bit due to a higher rent, not to mention re-evaluating my other subs (netflix, mmos, etc). At least until i can find something reasonable.

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Daniel Reasor

My thoughts are that they should have damn settled the speculation over what kind of game this is before they put it up for preorder.

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rosieposie

Isn’t it nice how they are happy to already take your 60 bucks without even telling what you’re going to get? How many people have already pre-ordered because they saw the Fallout name and assumed it’s another single player RPG game? Sounds like a scummy practice to me.

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…that’s pretty much any game in the last few years. Let’s place some accountability here – a quick Google search shows there’s almost no information about the game. There’s not even a description.

Anyone who buys just because it says Fallout and puts zero effort into being an informed consumer has absolutely zero sympathy from me.

Edit: tense agreement

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PurpleCopper

If Fallout 4 is anything to go by, then I look forward to Fallout 76. FO4 gunplay is so much better than FO3/NV. Felt like an actual FPS game for once.

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DeadlyAccurate

I don’t know what the Creation Center is, but if they’re locking down mod support, this will likely be a nonstarter. If this isn’t an MMO, then there’s no reason to control what they do with my game.

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Sorenthaz

Creation Center is their paid mods program.

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DeadlyAccurate

That’s a shame. Oh well. I’ve waited this long for another post-apoc survival sandbox besides 7D2D. I can wait longer.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

if the other rumors are true that for future games they are getting rid of mods except on creation club then im out. it’s the whole reason i play bethesda games is for the modding scene. put dumb, fun little mods behind a paywall and i wont look back.

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Sorenthaz

I would really hope that people could still find a way to make mods without that crap. No one wants to pay for mods like that. Doesn’t matter if their intentions are theoretically good, they’re just looking to profit off of mods.

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Dug From The Earth

So the same 4chan person who has been leaking accurate fallout info for a couple of years now, leaked info regarding this. Take it with a grain of salt as always (despite his past leaks being pretty spot on – He announced Fallout 76 back in december).

1. Its open world, improvised weapons and base building centered

2. Will feature a scavenger from surface as the main character, hence why the vault seems empty.

3. Co-op but not MMO or Rust-Like

4. Bethesda are in panic mode at these rumors (rust like) and want to release further info soon to cut it off.

5. Its based along the interstate in Norther Virgina

6. Its still an RPG

7. Upgraded Fo4 creation engine

8. Will come with a phone app

9. Strong emphasis on building and improvised weapons as opposed to weapon customization as we saw in FO4

10. Its not a Rust-Like. Bethesda is worried this will lead the hype in the wrong direction

11. Voiced protagonist is back

12. 6 factions, 3 of which are “notables” that we have seen in previous games

13. Harold will make an appearance, (retcon) as will young first Maxson

14. Laying the groundwork for FO5 which is already in the works

15. This is what the F04 build system was a “Test” for

and then the one that upsets me quite a bit…

16. No external mods outside of Creation Center.

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biophazer242

No mods outside Creation Center is definitely worrisome.

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Cyclone Jack

Yeah, that would definitely be a non-purchase if that’s the case.

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Schmidt.Capela

For me too. I literally can’t stand playing any Elder Scrolls or Fallout game without gameplay-altering mods (which is in large part why I have no desire to play ESO). Heck, some 30% of the mods I use, give or take, are either themselves further modded by me to better conform to how I want to play, or else outright created by me.

Now, if that restriction is just for online play on the official servers, and the game allows offline/solo and private servers with unsanctioned mods, that is perfectly acceptable for me; it just means I will never bother with the official servers.

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Fisty

Give me Rust & ARK gameplay, with some new ideas, in the Fallout world and you can take my 60 bucks.

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xpsync

The last fallout i played was 3, went all completionist on it, addons in all. By the time i wrapped that up, Fallout: New Vegas had already launched.

Hot on the heels of finishing 3 i picked up F:NV but i was Fallout’ed out, could not gain any traction, then same thing with Fallout 4, still no desire to play that either.

I know what the problem was (for me) i was single player’ed out and not having anyone in the game to play with, meh, and it all felt like the same game with a different version/name.

Fallout 76, bring it on! I can’t fathom a game like this would miss this opportunity once again. Have some friends that i know we’d play the chit out of it if it has multiplayer. Now is it ESO or just hook up with some friends?

I’m really hoping the latter, ESO turned into a respectable mmo, it’s far from a decent Elder Scroll game, but as an mmo? you know, it’s pretty ok. I’d hate to see Fallout a re-skinned ESO tbh, we already have one, that’s enough.

However F76 as a hook up with some friends in the wasteland, hell yeah, i know i’d be back playing Fallout again without a doubt.

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Karma_Mule

I love my Fallout series (adding how many total hours I’ve put into Fallout 3, New Vegas, and 4 would probably be an embarrassingly high number) but I’m a bit leery of a ‘survival sandbox’……we’ll see. I’m sure I’ll try it out regardless but that cooled my excitement more than a little.