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Fallout 76 features fast travel and griefing prevention

Recently, Bethesda announced Fallout 76 for Xbox One and other platforms. In an interview between multiplayer.it and Bethesda's Todd Howard, the developer revealed that Fallout 76 will feature fast travel and certain perks for low-level players. When Howard was asked about fast travel, he simply replied "Yes." According to PC Gamer, who translated the interview, no other explanation was given. We have no idea how it works, but it might be a system similar to the one found in The Elder Scrolls Online.

Additionally, it seems like low-level players can't be killed in player vs. player environments. If you're below Level 5, then you can't be harmed. Again, it's unclear how this works, but it seems like this is designed to make sure those new to the game aren't frustrated. The interview mentions that this might change in the future, but we hope there's a system which prevents griefing for beginners.

According to Bethesda, Fallout 76 features sixteen times the detail and you can even view distant weather systems across the map. There are six distinct regions to explore which have their own look and feel. Apart from that, the creatures vary as well. For example, you may encounter a mutated giant sloth in one locale and a deadly man-eating bat in another. Both of them present unique challenges and there are specific ways to take them down.

Fallout 76 isn't a hardcore survival game like Ark: Survival Evolved. Howard called it "softcore survival". It seems that the focus will mostly be on completing quests rather than farming resources.

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4 Comments
  • So that confirms PvP is mandatory. Just in case you liked your ESO with a side of getting killed all the time. I get the atmosphere they're going for here, but I don't play Fallout to be competitive.
  • I understand what you are saying Zeem. I thought I read where there would be a solo option. I hope that is true. While I might enjoy the muliplayer option at some point, I would like to play solo for the most part. The Fall Out series are my very favorite games. I hope they have not re-worked the tried and true too much. I have already pre-ordered on XBOX. Looking forward to the beta to see what this is going to be like. "Stay tuned".
  • There absolutely a Solo option from what they said at E3 2018. However, I have heard that their is also a private option where you and your friends can play. I haven't seen that article but my friend has read it or I'd point you to that reference.
  • sounds like there are PvP environments, not the whole map