John Alas
E3 2018: Fallout 76 Details Unveiled at Bethesda and Microsoft Press Conferences, Release Date Revealed
America's 300th anniversary is celebrated with the Vault 76 grand opening.
06.11.18 - 1:34 AM

Earlier today, Microsoft premiered an exclusive look at the first official trailer of Fallout 76 at their E3 press conference. Before showing the awaited trailer, Bethesda's Todd Howard took the stage to provide a few more details on the game, stating it would be four times larger than Fallout 4, it's set in West Virginia and that it is a prequel to all previous games in the series. Check out the presentation below.

The trailer shows a few details of the game, most notably the detailed realistic Appalachian setting and the newly constructed Vault 76. The world consists of 6 distinct regions and incorporates the local folklore into the story.

fallout 76 vault

In a departure from previous entries, the game will always be online, but an option to play solo will be available. New gameplay features include a home base that can be moved wherever you wish and the ability to wield nuclear weapons.

fallout 76 gameplay details

The Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition was announced as well. This collector's edition will include a beta titled "Break-it Early Test Application", granting players early access to the new online world. See the trailer here:

In addition to the beta, the Power Armor Edition includes:

  • Full Scale Wearable T-51 Power Armor Helmet

  • Glow-in-the-Dark World Terrain Map

  • 24 Collectible Fallout Figurines

  • Tricentennial Edition Steelbook

  • Fallout 76 Tricentennial Edition Bonus In-Game Items (specific items TBD)

Bethesda's press conference also came with a brief intro to the story; The player character is among the few chosen to spend 25 years underground until Reclamation Day, the day the vault opens. They are then awakened by an overseer to emerge into the West Virginia wasteland.

Fallout 76 is due for release on November 14th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Look forward to RPGFan's ongoing E3 coverage!