Bethesda showcased more Fallout 76 during their 2018 E3 Press Conference highlighting how this is their biggest Fallout yet by being 4x the size of Fallout 4.
Vault 76 was one of the very first vaults to open in the Fallout world. You're one of the few people selected to be the occupant of it and were treated to seeing the vault open for the first time. You quickly pick up your pipboy and equip, then you walk out to celebrate reclamation day.
Now comes the moment you walk out of the vault, to a beautiful world. It has 16x the detail then any other Fallout game has had. The quest that you get sent out takes you through 6 distinct regions (Toxic Valley, The Forest, Ash Heap, Savage Divide, Cranberry Bog, The Mire) with new Fallout creatures and folklore from West Virginia to bring Fallout 76 to life.
Finally, Todd Howard reveals that Fallout 76 is an entirely online multiplayer game. You can play this solo though if you want like you would the other Fallout games but you can also get a couple of your buddies into this open-world to venture across West Virginia and take on quests together.
Howard considers Fallout 76 to be more of a softcore survival type game. Your character isn't tied to one server and all of your progression goes with you wherever. This is a wide-open world with very few rules, you'll decide what happens, the heroes and villains etc.
We then get treated to a classic Fallout style infomercial which then showcases a bit of gameplay in action. It highlights how players can meet up with one another and travel the world of West Virginia. You can even form a little band together during your downtime it seems. Oh, and there's emoticons too.
You can team up and build all sorts together and you can move your creations to wherever you want. To build you use a device dubbed 'C.A.M.P' which can create all kinds of crazy ass forts that you and your friends can use to survive this insane wasteland. There's a photo mode too so that you can share all your crazy moments together.
There are also multiple nuclear weapon sites on the map for players to find and just completely go nuts with. When you discover a nuclear weapon site you can use it to wipe out your enemies or even your friends if you're feeling like a dick. You'll have to find others how have also found a piece of the nuclear launch code so that you can get these bad boys in the sky.
Bethesda has built a platform with 100% dedicated servers and there will be a beta to test out this game to make sure that all the kinks are worked out.
Howard also revealed the collector's edition of Fallout 76 which will come with a glow in the dark map, figures that you can put on the map and a wearable T-51b Power Armour helmet with a functioning headlamp.
Check out both trailers below:
Fallout 76 is coming out 14th November 2018 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.