Fallout 76 will have some of the elements of previous Fallout titles when it comes to graphics and gameplay features, however they will be modified to work in real-time in online mode. For instance the V.A.T.S. system that was present in Fallout games since the third instalment was modified to accommodate that idea. The system used to allow players to pause game in order to target a chosen point on enemy’s body. In online mode pausing can’t be an option, but specifying a target on foes’ bodies will still be possible.
The game is set in a massive open world—four times as big asthe Fallout 4 map —inspired by West Virginia. Some real locations, like Camden Park, NE River Gorge Bridge, West Virginia State Capital, Woodburn Circle, made it to the game. Also West Virginia folklore is the inspiration for some of monsters and mysterious places, such as Mothman and the Flatwoods . There are of course other numerous, mutated creatures in the game.
As all the previous Fallout games the prequel also have the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. progression system, but it was improved and revised.
In Fallout 76 the protagonist has the following attributes: Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility, Luck. With each level, the players can boost their abilities going from one to fifteen on a scale, by spending skills points.
By levelling up, the player receives trading cards with unique value that can changed for perks in a given category. Merging the cards is also possible, if they are similar, and thus getting more valuable perks from them.
Online Multiplayer in Fallout 76!
The adventure in the open world of apocalyptic Fallout video game will get even more exciting with this online mode. The players can take on the game on their own or form a group with others – up to three members. Fallout 76 is going have dedicated servers. Upon entering the online mode, the player will be automatically redirected and assigned to a server.