Without a doubt, Fallout 76 fans are incredibly excited about the post-apocalyptic online multiplayer project's release date later this year, but it's a safe bet to make that players would like to know as much about the game as possible in order to determine if it should be a day one purchase or not. Thankfully, Bethesda continues providing details about what's to come with the title, as Bethesda Softworks Vice President Pete Hines recently explained how nukes will work as a gameplay mechanic.
This much was detailed during an interview with the Swedish game site FZ.se and Hines, with the Bethesda VP stating that while players "can't nuke each other" in Fallout 76, but they will be able to "nuke a specific part of the world". Fortunately enough, nukes will be simple to avoid, as Hines explains, "When a nuke is coming in on an area of the map, the people there will get notified. So, you can stand there and not do anything, but you could also get the hell out of the way and then you won’t get nuked.”
According to Hines, acquiring a nuke in Fallout 76 will be no simple task, as players will have to find codes in order to launch one. What's more, there's another step that involves finding a difficult-to-enter bunker that just has "open doors" for players to "walk right in", as the Bethesda VP describes. He then goes on to say, "They're not easy to get. They're not just gonna be firing off every five minutes."
For those unaware, Hines' breakdown of Fallout 76's nuke situation isn't the first instance of Bethesda wanting to make sure that players understand how the feature works in the post-apocalyptic title. In fact, as reported about a week ago, a recent documentary by Noclip about the publisher and developer intimated how finding and using nukes in the forthcoming game not only changes the map, but also how it changes gameplay for players as well.
Taking all of this into account, Fallout 76 definitely seems to be an interesting departure from its predecessors in a variety of different ways, so it will be interesting to see if Bethesda can pull off its first online-only experience in the post-apocalyptic RPG franchise's history. Those who want to see what the game has in store before launch would do well to join its beta right here.
Fallout 76 is scheduled to release on November 16, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: FZ.se – YouTube