Fallout 76’s staggered global rollout has begun and preloading is live

    
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It’s Fallout 76’s global rollout today, or rather tomorrow for us but our today for their tomorrow – confused yet? – with preloading going live last night and the folks down under already diving into the wasteland. For those of us in the US, we’ve still got about 14 hours of waiting ahead of us, but that’s plenty of time to download if you didn’t bother with the beta. Bethsoft notes that if the pre-download button is missing from your launcher, you just need to redeem your retail code on the official website.

For those of you bored and waiting, we’ve rounded up all the coverage of the game since its announcement, and there are already dozens of folks streaming the live game on Twitch.

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Chris Johnson

If people enjoy it, great for them. It’s definitely not a game for me. Maybe after time has past and mod support has been added, I MIGHT take another look.

Maybe…

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draugris

Not for me, i guess, what I have seen in the beta was straight up boring. I think I skip this.

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Michael Hawes

I’m wanting to like this game, but the lore seems….what’s the polite word for it…..”off”

and the world seems too green after a nuclear holocaust

I just hope it surprises me

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Rees Racer

The first big DLC just dropped for Shadow of the Tomb Raider today, and I’m still at only 58% completion (after 100+ hours) in AC:Odyssey.

I’ve played every (EVERY) Fallout game, but I’m keen to wait until some of the inevitable Bethesda bugs are stomped, curious to see what my gaming community thinks, and what everyone here has to say about it all before I elect to have a go.

Have fun, though, regardless!

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Sorenthaz

And of course they let PC players today (the second half of my ‘weekend’) but Amazon decided to dick me over and give me a physical copy preorder when there wasn’t an option to choose digital/physical back when I initially preordered. So I’ll be lucky if it even arrives before I head to work tomorrow, woo.

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deekay_000

i ordered physical tricentennial from beth’s physical store as that’s what came up first in my search. and i figured whynot get a phys copy for once.

they ended up deciding they could no longer ship to canada last week and refunded me a few days later.

decided to spend the extra $20 on cash shop items and get the basic version instead. not bad i guess considering also got the overpriced shipping back as well.

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Humble DG

If you’re on PC for this game, you can actually log in now. Bethesda apparently doesn’t know how to build the timer properly in the launcher.

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Ittybumpkin

They also did not know how to build it properly to not delete files. Glad that they are improving the customer experience by not using Steam….

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jealouspirate

I’m still not sure exactly what this game is.

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xpsync

tbh i’m not sure they even do.

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Sorenthaz

It’s a Bethesda Fallout game except it’s online and players come out of the vault shortly after the nukes dropped so at least for the start of things there aren’t really many people still living as far as NPCs go. It has Survival game elements with hunger/thirst management and you’re encouraged to work with others as no single player is able to get all the skills/etc.

There is some story to it in terms of figuring out wtf happened and where the Overseer went, and each area seems to have some sidequests and other inklings into what happened to folks.

In general it’s what you would hope/expect for a Fallout game to be if it moved away from a singleplayer RPG format and brought in online Survival sandbox elements while still keeping RPG progression/etc. mostly in-tact.

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deekay_000

pretty accurate tl’dr i’d say.

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xpsync

Good nutshell.

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Kevin McCaughey

G’day mates! Is it any good?

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xpsync

Totally depends on what kind of games you like.

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Dug From The Earth

specifically “Good games vs Bad games”

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Alex Js.

The correct answer is “maybe”. Don’t be one of those sheeple who asks stupid questions like “guys, who should I fall in love with???” or “hey, friends, should I have sex with a male or female person?” – just play it yourself and decide if it is “good” or not. Or if you don’t want to spend money – watch livestreams at Twitch.tv, they’re free and they will show you the whole game.

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TomTurtle

Good luck to those diving in. Have fun.

Hopefully any issues are kept to a minimum.

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Thanks!

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Tobasco da Gama

Seconded! I’m spending too much time in Fortuna to justify picking this up, but I hope everybody in the wasteland has a good time tonight.

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xpsync

Fortuna and Fallout 76 aren’t going anywhere, i’m going to be playing both for awhile.

Fortuna a game changer for Warframe, it’s so good. Sure i can use my arch wing, it’s quicker, but the board omg is so much fun. edit: just thought about this i’ve not gone to the plains yet with my board. Hmmm, ugggghhh, two game overload, lol.

Then you have Fallout 76, best Fallout game to date (to me), i went completionist on Fallout 3 and all dlc, new Vegas maybe a quarter way in before i was just way to bored, i only bought Fallout 4 a month or so ago on sale, got in maybe 10 hours and was so bored. This is the right direction for Fallout.

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Tobasco da Gama

It’s more that I’ve been trying to restrain myself from buying games that I don’t intend to play immediately. 76 can wait, in fact I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy it more after the starting area has emptied out a bit. :)

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xpsync

Yep totally get that and as i mentioned, Fallout 76 isn’t going anywhere. Well hopefully only going to get better.

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Dividion

Played through Fallout3 twice and did a bunch of the DLC, but couldn’t really get into New Vegas. Loved Fallout4, but only completed the Brotherhood of Steel line. Not planning to pick this up anytime soon. I’ll grab it someday when it goes on sale for $20-30 though. Plenty of other stuff to keep me occupied in the meantime.

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xpsync

Solid plan.

All i can say is fallout online is better than all single player fallout games combined. (to me)

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Arktouros

Now the wait begins to see what kind of product they actually launch with and what they do over the next 30-60 days to see if it’ll be worth my time playing.

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xpsync

Glad we don’t need to wait till tomorrow to start this journey.

I’m of similar thought on this, you look at ESO when it launched, steaming pile of chit, now its’ considered the most popular mmo today.

At least here we are already starting off with a very good base game.

take me home
to the place I belong
West Virginia,

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Arktouros

I dunno if I’d call it the most popular MMO but I will admit that ESO has turned itself around quite a bit. Personally I avoid it because a game shouldn’t have the sheer volume of technical issues that it has still.