One of the most eye-catching featured revealed for Fallout 76 so far is the ability to discover and deploy nuclear missiles against one’s enemies. Yet, it’s also been one of the most mysterious. Since its announcement at E3 2017, Bethesda has pulled back the curtain on most of the game’s other important features like how CAMP crafting works and how players will develop their characters, but they’ve remained frustratingly silent regarding how nukes work. Well, until today that is.
A new Game Informer article about Fallout 76 revealed quite a few new details regarding what players can expect from the game, including the means of finding and launching their first nuclear missile. Players expecting to be able to do it right away will be disappointed to hear that it won’t be easy; they have to be able to make it to the appointed location first.
Activating one’s very first nuclear missile comes at the very end of Fallout 76’s story campaign. Story details are still scarce, but it seems that it has to with finding the Overseer of Vault 76. They left earlier than everyone else for unknown reasons, and the supposition is that it will be up to the player to find them. The article states that this story campaign will be longer than those of previous games because it’ll take players across the entire map.
As such, players will have had to spend a few Perk Cards and acquire some decent gear before they get to fire-off their missile. Once they do finally launch it though, they’ll be free to seek out the locations and codes of other silos.
The article also shares some information regarding how multiplayer works in Fallout 76. The initial player limit per server will be 24 four players, and player groups will be limited to four-person squads. Bethesda implied that these limits may change in the future for certain “special servers.” It’s know that the game will have “world events” that bring all players together, so it may be that such special servers would be geared towards supporting special events.
Fans know much more about Fallout 76 now than they did back int June, but all this still might not be enough to bring down the many raised eyebrows the game’s announcement has prompted. It’s clear that it’s going to be a survival MMO with cooperative play, PvP elements, and a unique setting, but it isn’t clear whether or not it’ll still have that Fallout feel fans have come to expect from the series. Launch day is still a couple months away, so hopefully Bethesda will be able to dispel these remaining questions in the time that’s left.
Fallout 76 launches for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 14.
Source: Game Informer (via Reddit)