|Date(s):||released November 14, 2018|
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Fallout 76 features three main game modes: Adventure, Survival, and Nuclear Winter. Gameplay is overall similar to previous Fallout games, featuring item crafting and a reputation system.
A relaxed mode that is the most similar to other Fallout titles. This is considered to be the "main" gameplay mode in Fallout 76.
A more competitive mode with fewer restrictions on PVP combat and scoreboards. It also features weekly quests that players can complete for rewards.
A battle royale mode.
See Fan Reaction to Fallout 76 for more information.
Controversy regarding Fallout 76 started before the game was even announced, stemming from a legal dispute between Interplay and Bethesda Softworks over the rights granted to Interplay for the creation of a Fallout MMORPG in 2007. In 2012, the legal dispute was settled with Bethesda regaining the rights to the creation of any future Fallout MMORPGs. Many fans wondered if we would ever see this project again, which resulted in quite a bit of buzz when the game was announced in June 2018. Early announcements in August 2018 at Quakecon looked promising, but fans were still wary after the announcement that cross platform play wouldn't be supported due to Sony's reluctance to support it.. Then it was announced that Fallout 76 wouldn't be available on the popular PC platform Steam ahead of the beta set for October 2018. By that point, fans started losing faith and questioning if a Fallout MMORPG was even viable.
Upon release, Bethesda had a number of other problems from canvas bags included with the most expensive collector's edition being nylon instead of canvas to a security breach with their support ticket system. There is also growing concern with Fallout 76's Atomic Shop making the game P2W rather than F2P when Bethesda initially stated that things in the Atomic Shop would be cosmetic only.
The game was also quite buggy and while Bethesda fixed a number of bugs since the release of Fallout 76, there are so many bugs (many of which are game-breaking) that players have brought to Bethesda's attention via the official subreddit or through Bethesda's own community forums that haven't been fixed for months. Some of these bugs have been present since the Fallout 76 beta and have not yet been fixed.
"Country Roads" Meme
When the first trailer for Fallout 76 was released, it featured a cover of "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver. This resulted in a bevy of "Country Roads" memes, including a popular one where users on a Discord server must try to sing the song without setting off Toddbot.
- The Great Fallout Legal Battle Ends Without a Fallout MMO. Posted 9 Jan 2012. Accessed 18 Sept 2019.
- All of the new details for Fallout 76 Bethesda announced at QuakeCon today. Posted 11 Aug 2018. Accessed 19 Sept 2019.
- Fallout 76’s Todd Howard: No cross-console play because ‘Sony is not as helpful as everyone would like’. Posted 1 Jul 2018. Accessed 19 Sept 2019.
- Fallout 76 won’t launch on Steam so Bethesda can ‘directly serve’ its players. Posted 13 Aug 2018. Accessed 19 Sept 2019.
- $200 Fallout 76 Edition Promised Fancy Bag, Delivers Nylon Trash Instead [Update: Bethesda Responds]. Posted 28 Nov 2018. Accessed 19 Sept 2019.
- I am getting your support tickets on my Bethesda account. Now I know where you live. Posted 5 Dec 2018. Accessed 19 Sept 2019.
- Bethesda elaborates on Fallout 76's microtransactions and Atoms currency. Posted 31 Oct 2018. Accessed 19 Sept 2019.
- Fallout 76 Power Armor glitch turns players into naked monsters. Posted 14 Nov 2019. Accessed 20 Sept 2019.
- Fallout 76 Group’s Raid Attempt Foiled By Notorious Power Armor Glitch. Posted 20 Aug 2019. Accessed 20 Sept 2019.
- Sing Country Roads Without Triggering Toddbot. Posted 26 July 2019. Accessed 20 Sept 2019.