More rumors: Fallout 76 is a co-op game coming in August

    
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While we will have to wait for the June 10th Bethesda E3 showcase for the full scoop on Fallout 76, the rumormill is churning out some interesting possibilities from alleged inside sources.

One newish post that’s making the rounds describes Fallout 76 as being a co-op open world game  in which players will need to improvise weapons and reconstruct civilization. Players will be taking on the role of a surface scavenger who is traveling along an interstate in northern Virginia who will encounter six factions. According to this supposed leak, Fallout 76 is not “Rust-like” or a full-fledged MMO.

Another fan noted that the release date for the U.K. Amazon listing changed to August 1st, although this no longer seems to be the case. “A viewer of mine reached out to Amazon support yesterday when the date was July 31st and they’re saying the info on the listing is correct,” he posted.

Source: Twitter, #2

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Stropp

I’m all in for speculation as much as the next person, but as far as I’m concerned anything like this that comes up that is not officially out of Bethesda’s mouth is just a rumour. Especially something popping up on Twitter or any other social media. It’s just too easy to anonymously make stuff up for the trollols.

Having said that I’d like to see a MMO or survival/building game, or even a New Vegas to Fallout 4. If it is a coop game, I definitely hope it has a single player mode.

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MrNastyButler

I really hate how Bethesda teases stuff out. Should have just waited till E3 and done the announcement there, not tease it out early.

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Hirku

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Loyheta

I just want a 2 player co-op fallout/elder scrolls game.

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Archebius

I want the same thing from this that I wanted from ESO – a living, breathing, atmospheric world that I can inhabit, change, and adventure in with friends.

I have a strong suspicion, especially given the relatively recent release of F4, that this will be leveraging existing assets into a relatively low-maintenance game driven primarily by player interaction. I’m guessing it will have similar vibe to Conan:Exiles, but with more nuka-cola.

I guess we’ll find out whether I’m right, wrong, or happy in a few days. :)

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Paragon Lost

(sigh)

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Schmidt.Capela

What will likely decide if I will get this game or not is whether gameplay-altering unapproved mods can be used. Even better, in the case of a multiplayer game with private servers, if it provides some way to automatically synchronize mods between host and clients.

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Armsbend

I think Bethesda’s free mods days are over. I think their quiet game these past few years is to plan their rollout as pay to play.

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Schmidt.Capela

If that is the case, my days of playing Bethesda games are over.

More so because if you look at every single paid-for mod released by Bethesda up to now there’s always something far better available for free from the community. It’s not just a matter of payment, but also of drastically reducing the variety and quality of mods in the name of greed.

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Alex Willis

Honestly, I’m glad it’s not another single player RPG. I hope they devote their energies on that front to the next Elder Scrolls game. And Fallout is a good place to experiment with multiplayer. So that’s all good news.

My fear is more about how the community will “play” in this kind of sandbox. Rust for some time was just a chaotic gankbox. Fallout for me is very much about atmosphere, and the sublime (in the classical sense): the overwhelming feeling of ruined vistas, of loss, of desperation. If they can capture this in a multiplayer setting, that will be a huge achievement. But I’m worried this will just turn into a hostile mess, as survival sandboxes so often to. The more emphasis on co-op (rather than PvP) they can give this, the better.

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TheDonDude

If the leaks are to believed, Bethesda is terrified of people thinking the game will be like Rust. So, probably a good sign.

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Your Honor

I don’t think it will be like Rust at all.

Bethesda makes single player games that are aimed at the widest demographic out there, all their games have been easier and easier to get into to make sure that the largest amount of people will buy it. This will be no different, expect it will have an option to play with a friend.

I would be surprised if there was any kind of PvP at all.

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xpsync

Totally agree. I’m not against single player games it’s just i feel lonely in there? I only need the option to allow a friend in as i’d probably play much alone too, but the whole game alone, meh.

Totally going to have a cider as you mentioned why you think i’m staying two nights? lol, joking, never had it before but yea i’m not driving anywhere so, thx! Plus London Ladies are… so HOT!

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Armsbend

Sounds like Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Road’ – which I found like a much scarier, realistic version of Fallout.

I have a nice pc to run the game this may the first week one retail purchase I’ve made in quite some time.

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Tobasco da Gama

That sounds a lot more like a game BGS would do than a Rustlike. And the August date is certainly in line with their recent philosophy of keeping a very short window between announcement and release.

OTOH, that very plausibility is a good reason to take the rumour with a huge grain of salt. We saw a fair amount of this with Fallout 4, people taking a few kernels of truth from other leaks, adding a couple of reasonable extrapolations, then tossing in a bunch of wild-ass guesses as well.