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Fallout 76  is a multiplayer game that takes place in the Fallout universe, and I really like this series’s post-apocalyptic and dystopic atmosphere.

The Fallout games are normally single-player RPGs that are massive in scope.

However, Fallout 76 took a different approach by being a multiplayer title where players are expected to create their own stories.

In many ways, this title acts as a sandbox for players to play in, and you can find many different types of weapons, clothing items, and other things by exploring the map.

So being a multiplayer experience, is Fallout 76 cross-platform?

Unfortunately, Fallout 76 isn’t cross-platform between PC, Xbox, and PlayStation. However, Fallout 76 is cross-gen through backward compatibility allowing players on PS5 to play with PS4 owners and Xbox Series X/S owners to cross-play with Xbox One owners. That’s because it’s the same core game, but it looks and performs better on the next-gen consoles.

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Fallout 76 FAQ:

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​Is Fallout 76 cross-progression?

No, Fallout 76 isn’t cross-progression, meaning the game doesn’t support cross-save between different platforms. So if you’ve been grinding through the ranks on fx PlayStation and the changes platform, you’ll have to start again.

​Is Fallout 76 a local co-op?

No, you can’t play Fallout 76 as a local co-op. That means there’s no couch co-op split-screen on either PC or consoles.

​Is Fallout 76 on Game Pass?

Yes, when writing this, Fallout 76 is on Xbox Game Pass.

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​Is Fallout 76 online only?

Yes, Fallout 76 is online. In other words, no internet connection, no play. Read a book!

​Is Fallout 76 canon?

Yes, Fallout 76 is canon. It’s the same lore and the same universe. It’s only the MMO gameplay that has changed.

​Is Fallout 76 battle royale?

Fallout 76 used to have a battle royale mode called Nuclear Winter. But because of no real player base, Bethesda decided to cancel it.

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​What is Fallout 76? – A guide for wasteland noobs.

  • Game Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
  • Game Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Genre: MMORPG, action role-playing

Depending on how you feel about the story of Fallout games, you might be a bit disappointed with what Fallout 76 has to offer. This game doesn’t have as much narrative content as players are used to getting from Fallout games.

When this game first launched, it didn’t even have NPCs that players could talk to. You’d only be able to interact with other player characters once the game truly started. 

Things have been tweaked since then, though, and non-playable characters were added back in the Wastelanders update. The story of this title takes place in the year 2102 in an alternate history where the earth was devastated by nuclear war. You play as a character from Vault 76, located in West Virginia.

This vault houses America’s brightest minds, but now it’s time for the residents to venture out into the world and see what things are like on the surface.

​Gameplay

The gameplay in Fallout 76 isn’t much different from what you would expect in a typical Fallout game. It’s a roleplaying action game where you’ll shoot mutated wildlife and hostile humans to try to survive.

The V.A.T.S. System from Fallout 3 returns, but it’s done in real-time. You can’t slow down the combat to pick your shots, and players must survive using good aiming and timing. 

Being a multiplayer RPG, you’ll be playing individually or adventuring in a group with up to three friends.

You can join public servers unless you want to pay a monthly fee to access a private server. In the game, you’ll have to fend off hostile wildlife while also watching out for other players who might be hostile.

There isn’t as much to do or find in Fallout 76 compared to titles such as Fallout 4, but the novelty of exploring the wasteland with friends is really appealing.

​What platforms are Fallout 76 available for?

Fallout 76 is available for:

  • PC (Microsoft Windows)
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X|S – through backward compatibility
  • PlayStation 4 (PS4)
  • PlayStation 5 (PS5) – through backward compatibility