The much anticipated Fallout 76 panel took place at QuakeCon overnight and it delivered a bunch of information about the nitty gritty details in terms of how the game would work.
Whilst the whole hour long panel is worth a watch, as well as the three minute perks video that shows Vault Boy literally mutating into a kangaroo, we’ve provided some of the more important information below (courtesy of _Robbie on Reddit for transcribing).
HOW SIMILAR IS FALLOUT 76 TO OTHER FALLOUT GAMES?
- “It’s very similar to the Fallout you know and love. The major difference is obviously, as you’ve heard, it’s online.” They really dug into the survival and crafting elements, workshop, C.A.M.P., etc. The presence of other players creates a lot of tension. They also mention that there’s a lot of systemic stuff that you engage with.
HOW DOES CREATING A CHARACTER WORK?
- The game begins with you creating your character, just like always. There are more options than ever, and you can take a photo of your character to serve as your ID badge. You can change FOV, zoom level, filters, poses, etc., and customize your badge to your liking. You can take these pictures at any point throughout the game, and the screenshots you take throughout the game will appear in loading screens and the like.