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Fallout 76

21 hours ago

Fallout 76 adding free new modes, quests and main story in 2019

Troubled pseudo-MMO Fallout 76 has had its fair share of problems, but Bethesda aren't calling it quits yet. Celebrating (commemorating?) the game's hundredth day since launch, Bethesda have published their update road-map for the game for the rest of the year. They've got a whole lot planned, split into three seasons - Wild Appalachia, Nuclear Winter and Wastelanders, each containing several major updates, all free.…

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2 weeks ago

Bethesda confirm Fallout 76’s Vault 63 will eventually open its doors after player glitches inside

Vaults have long been one of the more interesting areas to explore in Fallout games, allowing players to unravel the sinister experiments forced upon their unwitting inhabitants. Fallout 4’s Vault 111 put people into cryogenic sleep, whereas the residents of the eponymous Vault 76 were simply spat out into the wasteland after 25 short years - but what about Vault 63? It makes an appearance…

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3 weeks ago

Fallout 76 introduces new problem while re-fixing old problems

In a comedy of errors, a Fallout 76 "hotfix" patch intended to re-fix issues that Bethesda previously fixed then accidentally undid has seemingly introduced a whole new nasty problem. Something went awry during the development of this week's Patch 5, meaning not all changes from Patch 4 carried over so suddenly lockpicking bobby pins were heavy again, among other issues. A wee "hotfix" patch launched…

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Fallout 76 server status: maintenance schedule, patch notes, Is Fallout 76 offline?

Fallout 76 is now back up and there have been a bunch of big changes. So we figured we'd keep a log of when it is going down and the changes that were made.  I've put together this page which will have any information regarding any planned maintenance days, along with all the times and dates in your area.

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4 weeks ago

Fallout 76 details new PvP focused Survival mode

Fallout 76 has always had a kind of pseudo-PvP, allowing players to fight one another but only through mutual consent. If you shot at someone who never shot you back, damage would be greatly reduced to prevent random server-mates from killing you everywhere you went. Now, though, they’re introducing a new “Survival” mode specially for murdering one another. Though they’re aiming to release the mode…

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1 month ago

Bethesda deny Fallout 76 free-to-play rumour

Bethesda have denied a rumour that Fallout 76 is preparing to go free-to-play. Launched in November 2018, their multiplayer survival sandbox scored a 'noncommittal, wavy gesture of the hands and forearms accompanied by an exclamatory exhalation' out of 10, a score further lessened by bugs and leaking personal information and bugs and skimping on the £175 edition. While the rumour was based on hearsay and…

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Fallout 76’s last surviving human NPC lives only to suffer

Have pity on Wooby, the last non-vault-dwelling human in Fallout 76's West Virginia. Robbed of a voice, his only reason to exist - as hinted at by the long-standing trope of similar name - is to suffer, probably as a target for weapons testing. Wooby exists in a sealed off little void packed to the brim with weapons and items, some of which aren't technically…

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Fallout 76 players can now get original Fallouts free

Folks who bought Fallout 76 last year can now grab ye olde Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics for free. Finally, your Fallout 76 purchase will get you a good game (several, even). The giveaway is the latest part of Bethesda's ongoing apology tour over the multiplayer survive 'em up's shonkiness. Unlike the trifling amount of virtuacash offered in apology for the £175 edition's garbage…

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2 months ago

Nukes return to Fallout 76 after an explosion-free new year

Fallout 76 has had some problems along the way (including data leaks, and unwanted immortality), but the latest bug to hit Bethesda's online sandbox spinoff was arguably an improvement. Yesterday, January 1st, players discovered that their nuclear launch codes just weren't working. For a brief day and a half, nobody was suddenly exploded into a cloud of radioactive loot-enhanced particles. Sadly, Bethesda have since announced…

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Fallout 76 Magazines: locations, what the magazines do

Fallout 76's magazines work in the same way that Bobbleheads do, but only in this game. Instead of being permanent upgrade, Magazines are now consumable temporary buffs that provide traits such as weapon specific boost or damage increased against certain enemies. Since they work slightly differently this time, there are more places that you can find them, this guide will have more on their locations,…

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Fallout 76 Bobbleheads: locations, are they permanent

Fallout 76's Bobbleheads don't work the same as they once did, which has irked some people. They're now temporary buffs as opposed to permanent upgrades, though they still increase your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats, or affect weapons used. Since they're more plentiful, there's a huge number of places where you can find them just lying around, so this guide will have more on their locations, exactly how…

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Fallout 76 review

Poor old Fallout 76. In the weeks since its release, reviewers have piled on it like a pack of football hooligans who’ve just seen the opposing side’s mascot waddle desperately past their pub. By the time I picked it up, it felt unsporting - cruel, even - to run in and deliver a sharp kick to a man already dying inside a foam owl costume.…

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Fallout 76 players are cross at Bethesda for taking away their stew

Borimaus was on his last legs. The Appalachian wilds had always been harsh, and a recent patch had stripped back how quickly he could gain XP. Starvation loomed. He grimaced, fixing the scarred landscape with one last look as his fingers fumbled towards the disconnect button. Then: a can of stew descended from the heavens, an altruistic spark in the irradiated darkness. Someone else had…

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3 months ago

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Fallout 76 CAMP: buildings you should make, taking over workshops,

Appalachia is still a lovely place to pitch up a tent, but after the bombs fell in Fallout 76, it's not at its best. Still, you have to make do and rebuild where possible. Your handy tool for all your building needs is the "C.A.M.P." or the "Construction and Assembly Mobile Platform" (henceforth abbreviated to CAMP). This allows you to make your base of operations,…

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Bethesda’s support site leaked people’s real names and addresses

In a security breach last night (now resolved), Bethesda's support site revealed the personal information of customers who'd submitted support tickets. The details - which included people's names, addresses and phone numbers - mostly belonged to Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition buyers, who were after a replacement canvas bag for the nylon one that was actually included. What a mess.

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Fallout 76 weapons: best weapons, how to craft weapons

Fallout 76 has more stuff trying to kill you than ever before, with other humans being other players that are more likely to shoot first. Therefore, you'll need good weapons to defend yourself: Melee weapons, ranged weapons, maybe an explosive or two. Perhaps the only way to get an enemy off your back is to make them eat a Fat Man nuke. While the weapons…

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Fallout 76 crafting: best armour, how outfits work

It's a tough world out there, with irradiated creatures and other players trying to kill you at every turn. Luckily there's also plenty of stuff lying around that is yours for the taking should you want it. But for when there's nothing but scrap, it's worth investing some of it into making armour. Equipment is slightly different in Fallout 76 as armour pieces are worn…

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Fallout 76 nukes: getting nuclear bomb codes, how to get rare resources

Not that you'll be able to do this immediately, but there are times in Fallout 76 where someone does something that a mere bullet to the face just won't satisfy your bloodlust. This may be a player  repeatedly killing you and your friends, stealing your magazine that you spent hours hunting for, or just wrecking your workshop that you recently fortified. Tempers therefore may be frayed…

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Fallout 76 multiplayer: teaming up with friends, how PVP works

Fallout 76's unique selling point is that this is a multiplayer Fallout game, though really it's more than that. You have plenty of stuff that you can do on your own, but there are a few tasks that may be a ton easier with up other people. It could be a case of jolly cooperation or a fight to the death. This guide will show…

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Fallout 76 patched today, canvas bags to follow

Bethesda are correcting more of Fallout 76's slop, both in the game and the whole situation around it. Today brings a patch expanding the stash storage limit and fixing several crashes, among other things. And after silently swapping advertised canvas bags in the £175 'Power Armor Edition' for nylon ones, then offering a dribble of microtransaction currency in apology, Bethesda have relented and are having…

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