Bethesda is creating Fallout 76 into an online-centric world game. Which, unfortunately, has caused quite a stir to the huge single player fan base. Who have grown accustomed to the offline story-driven worlds Bethesda has created. However, there are many players excited by the possibilities Bethesda can bring to an online Fallout game.
Bethesda focuses Fallout 76 as a social-oriented game
Fallout 76 will be an “always online” game. Which is relatively uncharted territory for Bethesda. Excluding the highly skeptical Elder Scrolls Online. the huge focus on a social-oriented Fallout world is troubling to some. Many fans are concerned at the direction Bethesda is taking the series. However, the developers have assured that this doesn’t mark the future for their successful titles. On the other hand, a Fallout online world is what many have wished for a long time.
Will Fallout 76 be Offline?
While the title will be getting single player servers after launch. The online aspect of Fallout 76 will always be there. Pete Hines from Bethesda confirmed that, being a server-based game. However, Fallout 76 is never going to drop its online nature.
While no Fallout 76 beta date has been announced. Other than being confirmed as simply October sometime. There’s a lot of confusion on the nature of how the beta will actually work. Pete Hines also explained that Bethesda will soon confirm the final dates. As they’re confident of when Fallout 76 will go online for the Beta.
One thing we do know for sure. Players progress in the Fallout 76 beta will carry over to the final release. Which makes beta all the more worthwhile to get ahead of the pack. Additionally, the Fallout 76 beta will not be available on Steam. PC players will have to obtain it exclusively from the official Bethesda website. Fallout 76 launches on November 14th on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.