Later this year, Bethesda plans to release the next installment of its post-apocalyptic role-playing series – Fallout 76. Diverging from series roots in pursuit of online multiplayer, its emergent shared-world brings a new dynamic edge to gameplay. With a rich open world expected at launch and promise of regular free updates, the ambitious title reworks the wasteland experience from the ground up.
Ahead of Fallout 76's Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PCs debut, we've wrapped up everything you need to know, alongside extensive guides to help you on your journey.
Getting started in Fallout 76
While there's still a lot unknown about Fallout 76, pre-release videos have established the foundations for its online world. With the debut of West Virginia, players can experience new locations, fight its strange creatures, and uncover post-war secrets. For those new to Fallout, we've wrapped up the basics we know so far into a handy, regularly updated article.
How to play Fallout 76
Between the three available editions of Fallout 76 and various retailer bonuses, it can be challenging to choose the best for you. These purchasing guides break down game availability, gifts for series fans, and what how to play the anticipated beta test.
- Fallout 76 preorder guide: Power Armor Edition, bonuses, release date
- 10 fantastic Fallout 76 gifts every fan will love
- How to play the Fallout 76 beta
Fallout 76 gameplay guides
Among Fallout 76 announcements so far, we already know the basics surrounding its map, weapons, progression, and other systems. When you need a helping hand, these guides are here to help.
- Fallout 76 map breakdown: Size, regions, locations, and more
- Fallout 76 weapons, crafting, and mods explained
- Fallout 76 SPECIAL, Perk Cards, and leveling explained
- Fallout 76 Perk Cards complete list
- Fallout 76 complete weapons list
- How to launch nukes in Fallout 76
Fallout 76 news
Say in the loop with future Fallout 76 announcements with Windows Central's dedicated Fallout 76 game hub. Not only will you see breaking news as it happens – guides, reviews, and editorials are also spotlighted here.
Windows Central's Fallout 76 Hub
In the meantime, Fallout 76 is now available for preorder starting at $59.99 (opens in new tab), ahead of its expected November 14 release. Let us know what you're excited about in Fallout 76 in the comments section.
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Holding out for Fallout 76 VR.
I'm sick of these $60 game prices. No matter how good a game is or how bad I want it, I wait for the Steam sale. Plus, it gives time for patches and real tips from other players. That said, this looks like a good game,
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