Fallout 76 release date, trailers and news


It’s only a few months until we get our hands on the latest addition to the Fallout series – Fallout 76. Set in post-apocalyptic West Virginia, USA, Fallout 76 acts as a prequel to the previous games in the franchise. But there’s one big difference – it’s entirely online. 

Players will have the chance to build their very own settlements and team up with friends, interacting with dozens of other players on the same server along the way. 

Speaking of players, servers and settlements, you can expect the game world of Fallout 76 to be four times larger than the world of Fallout 4 – making this the largest Fallout Bethesda has ever made. Also different is the way you’ll build you character. This time through the wasteland, you’ll use S.P.E.C.I.A.L. card perks that help differentiate you character from the thousands of others online. Some perks will allow you to build with fewer resources while others give bonus damage to one-hand or laser-based weapons. You’ll trade cards to friends and your super crew can always swap cards out depending on what mutant threat you face.

All said, it’s a very different Fallout game from the usual single-player fare, but one that could serve to shakeup the series for the better.

Here’s everything we know about Fallout 76 so far.

[Update: Microsoft and Bethesda are going to release a Fallout 76 Xbox One X bundle that includes the game, a controller, a 1TB console and one free month for both Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass.]

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? A new online entry in the Fallout franchise
  • When can I play it? November 14, 2018
  • What can I play it on? Xbox One, PS4, and PC

Fallout 76 release date

Fallout 76’s teaser trailer in May didn’t give many details, but we now know the game will be shipping out from November 14 this year. This fits in with previous Fallout release windows, which have largely followed a similar pattern of mid-year announcement and October/November release.

Amazon is already accepting pre-orders for the game’s PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One versions.

Fallout 76 trailers

The two most important explanation trailers – how to build/craft and how S.P.E.C.I.A.L. perks will work – have recently been released. Catch them below to get an idea of what to expect when the game hits later this year.