The Fallout 76 game guide will lead you through a dangerous, post-apocalyptic world. Our compendium of knowledge touches upon all elements of the game - starting with a set of tips for beginners and the explanations of the production's main mechanics, and ending with a playthrough of all available quests, and the descriptions of the most important locations on the map. The Starting Tips chapter is a set of practical tips and instructions which should be of help in the early stages of your playthrough. In turn, discussing basic game mechanics, such as Action Points and Lockpicking, will allow you to quickly learn about the rules which define the game, and to gain an advantage over the other players. Base building and crafting are a very important part of the Fallout 76 game, and so our game guide also includes a section which explains how to use the C.A.M.P. system and all the crafting benchworks.
In addition, you will also find information about character development here - you will discover how to create a character and you will learn about the statistics which determine the strengths and weaknesses of your hero. We have also prepared a list of recommended and most powerful builds. You will find that there are several different play styles, along with a choice of S.P.E.C.I.A.L. attributes and a selection of perks and weapons - due to all this, you will be able to create the hero of your dream.
The question and answer section, i.e. the FAQ, is an extremely informative chapter. Within it, you will find answers to any questions that may arise during your playthrough. How to get Power Armor? or How does PvP work? - these are just two examples of this extensive chapter, in which we have tried to dispel all doubts related to the contents of the game.
You will also find that the guide contains a precise description of the map available in the Fallout 76 game. To facilitate the browsing of our map, we have divided the huge area into seven regions. In each of them, you will find the locations of Power Armor, as well as the whereabouts of merchants and stashes, where you can safely store the items that you have acquired.
The chapter which closes the Fallout 76 game guide contains the section dedicated to the technical aspects of the production. We have thoroughly described the individual graphics options and their impact on the quality and performance of the game - thanks to this you will be able to adjust the appearance of the production in accordance to the capabilities of your computer. In addition, we have included the exact hardware requirements and control descriptions on each platform.
Radoslaw "Wacha" Wasik & Natalia Fras (www.gamepressure.com)
The initial chapter of this game guide focuses on discussing the basic elements of the game - getting to know the mechanics of the production will allow you to quickly start enjoying all that the game has to offer. You will find a page here with tips on how to start your playthrough, as well as a description of the most important attributes and statistics of your character. We have also not forgotten about base building - the guide provides instructions on using the C.A.M.P. system. Additionally, we've prepared a list of locations worth visiting at the beginning of the game where you can get armament and other useful items.
- Starting Tips - what to do, and what not to do in order to survive in a brutal, post-apocalyptic world.
- Character creaction and SPECIAL stats - creating the appearance of your hero, as well as a description of the statistics, i.e. the renowned S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system.
- Interesting locations for the start - where it is worth to go at the beginning of the game?
- Action Points - a description of the most frequently used attribute.
- Pip-Boy - how to operate your portable computer?
- A good starting weapon - Where to find good weapons at the beginning of the game?
- Lockpicking - a few words on how to get into locked chests and stashes.
- Terminal hacking - a hacker's guide. Learn to hack computers!
- Base building - how to use the C.A.M.P. system?
- Crafting - how to create new items?
The following chapter of the game guide answers the most frequently asked questions. This is where we try to dispel any doubts that may arise during the playthrough. Are you wondering if Fallout 76 can be played alone, how to assign your perks, or whether your hero needs to eat and drink? The following pages answer these very types of questions.
- How to join a team?
- Do I have to eat and drink?
- How does PvP work?
- How perks work and how to get them?
- Are there missions and quests?
- How does the V.A.T.S. work?
- How to get Power Armor?
- Can I return to the Vault?
- Can I play solo in Fallout 76?
- How do I increase the load capacity?
- How to tackle radiation?
- How to get a gas mask?
- How to gather experience(XP)?
- How does the multiplayer work?
- Are there microtransactions in the game?
- How to get wood?
- How to earn caps easily?
- How to get ammo?
- How do the diseases work?
Although Fallout 76 is a fully online game, and its mechanics resemble other MMO productions, the creators have not forgotten about the many quests and side missions that we have grown used to in the games from the Fallout series. All tasks are very similar to those from the previous installments of the series, but this time we do not receive them from NPCs, but rather from robots or after reading notes or listening to holotapes. In the guide, you will find a playthrough of both the main and side quests.
- List of Main Quests in Fallout 76
The last chapter of our guide describes the technical aspects of the production. Here you will find the hardware requirements that will determine whether your computer can run the game. We have also created descriptions of individual graphics settings that require more computing power - this way you will learn what options should be changed in order to enjoy a high number of frames while playing through the game. In addition, you will find a list of all the controls here.
- System requirements and graphics options, or what to do in order to make Fallout 76 run better?
Fallout 76 in a nutshell
Fallout 76 is a brand new installment of the popular series of post-apocalyptic cRPG games. This time, the players are offered a title focused on multiplayer and survival - there are several dozen people on one map, and each of them is trying to find their own way in a most dangerous world. It depends strictly on the players how their experience will look like - they can join teams and explore the land together, but they can also attack one another. The game is purely focused on multiplayer, but there is no lack of quests to complete, and the base building system known from Fallout 4 can also be enjoyed here.
Fallout 76 was released on PCs, and the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, on the 14th of November 2018.
At the very beginning of the game, you will be thrown into a vast world, in which dangers await you at every turn - mutants, radiation or simply other players. It is definitely worth getting acquainted with these quick, short tips and answers to questions that may appear at the start of the game, in order to prepare yourself for the road ahead.
- Starting Tips
- Does Fallout 76 require a stable Internet connection?
- What happens when I leave the game?
- How do I save my game?
- What happens if my character dies?
- When can I be attacked by other players?
- Can I change the appearance of my character?
- How do I change the game language?
- What are the challenges?
- What is the photo mode?
- Will my PC run Fallout 76?
A few practical tips at the start will allow you to quickly find your place in the game and will let you avoid trouble during the first hours spent playing. A full list of tips can be found on the "Starting Tips" page in our game guide, but here you can also pick up some important information.
- Collect everything - collecting all possible items can be a quite useful practice. You can then sell your loot (even the ordinary rubbish) in order to get some bottle caps - and these are needed, e.g. for fast travel.
- Use melee weapons - the first opponents you will face will not be very challenging. This is why you should try killing them with melee weapons. Even at the very start of the game, you should be able to find an axe, a pickaxe or board - such equipment will certainly be useful at your journey's beginning. Thanks to this you will not have to throw away valuable ammunition.
- Complete quests - the vast world of Fallout 76 encourages continuous exploration. Do not forget, however, about the quests. After each completed task you will receive a lot of valuable items - weapons, Stimpaks, and ammunition.
- Remember about food and drink - it is not just combat and exploration that makes people live. Remember that your hero must eat and drink regularly. You can find food in various corners of the world, but you can also prepare it around a campfire.
Does Fallout 76 require a stable Internet connection?
Yes, Fallout 76 is a fully online game, and so it requires a constant, stable connection to the Internet. You will often meet other players during your playthrough - you can invite them to form a team, you can explore the world together, exchange items or attack and try to kill one another. If you are not interested in interacting with other players, please visit the page "Can I play by myself?" in our game guide.
What happens when I leave the game?
You do not have to worry about leaving the game and losing your progress. After leaving the server, all of the progress you have made is saved - completed quests, acquired perks, and collected items. After returning to the game you will appear in the vicinity of the location where you have finished playing. You do not even have to worry about the objects that you have built as part of the C.A.M.P. system - if you are not on the server, other players cannot see them.
How do I save my game?
As mentioned above, all the progress achieved in Fallout 76 is saved after leaving the server. So you don't have to worry about saving the game manually. If you want to end your session, just leave the game - when you return to the server, you will find the same state of the game as when you left.
What happens if my character dies?
In the ever so dangerous world of Fallout 76, you can die in a variety of ways - by getting eaten by monsters, by being shot in the back by another player or by falling from a great height. However, dying is not so terrible when it comes to actual in-game consequences. When you die, you will drop so-called Junk - you will not lose your weapons or other valuable items. Afterwards, you can select a location on the map where you want to respawn, and then you can return to the place of your death and reclaim your lost items.
When can I be attacked by other players?
As soon as your hero reaches level five, you can be attacked by other players at any time and in any place. However, there is nothing to be afraid of. Until you counterattack, you will receive very little damage. You can find more information about the player versus player mode in the chapter titled "How does PvP work?".
Can I change the appearance of my character?
Yes, you can change the appearance of your character at any time after exiting Vault 76. All you have to do is select the "Change Appearance" option in the main menu of the game (you must first open the map and then press the button leading to the main menu). This will open a character's appearance editor - the same one you used at the beginning of the game.
How do I change the game language?
The option to change the game language can be found neither in the game menu nor in the Bethesda.net launcher - however, it is possible to change the displayed language. To do this, you must go to the main folder of Fallout 76 - its location is: "(...)\Bethesda.net Launcher\games\Fallout76". Then find the file "Fallout76.ini" and open it in Notepad. The second line of the file contains the phrase "sLanguage=". After the equals sign you have to enter the abbreviation of a language. For example, type "sLanguage=en" for English or "sLanguage=de" for German. After the modification, save the changes and start the game - Fallout 76 should now run in the language of your choice.
What are the challenges?
Challenges in Fallout 76 are the equivalent of achievements known from many other productions. These are simple achievements, which are often completed along the way during normal gameplay. For example, kill ten monsters, craft a weapon or reach level 4. For each completed challenge, you receive a certain number of Atoms. You can spend Atoms in the Atomic Store to buy new gestures or an extra Pip-Boy skin - for more information about the Atomic Store, refer to the "Are there microtransactions in the game?" page of our guide.
What is the photo mode?
Photo mode allows you to capture screenshots from the game, as well as take selfies of your character. In the photo mode you can set the camera anywhere and turn off the on-screen interface to make the picture look better. The button to turn on the photo mode will be displayed on the screen upon activating the world map or the main menu.
Will my PC run Fallout 76?
Many players are surely asking themselves - will Fallout 76 run on my machine? In order to enjoy the game without any issues, you must meet at least the minimum system requirements - this will allow you to start the production on the lowest level of graphics settings. In turn, meeting the recommended requirements will mean that you can witness the game in its best possible state.
Minimal system requirements of Fallout 76:
- CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz / AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz
- GPU: GeForce GTX 780 2 GB / Radeon R9 285 2 GB
- RAM Memory: 8 GB RAM
- HDD space: 60 GB
- OS: 64-bit Windows 7/8/10
Recommended system requirements of Fallout 76:
- CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
- GPU: GeForce GTX 970 4 GB / Radeon R9 290X 4 GB
- RAM Memory: 8 GB RAM
- HDD space: 60 GB
- OS: 64-bit Windows 7/8/10
About Fallout 76 Guide
Author : Natalia "N.Tenn" Fras & Radoslaw "Wacha" Wasik for gamepressure.com
Translator : Mateusz "Ictius" Sawka
last update : November 20, 2018
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Fallout 76 Video Game
- genre: RPG
- developer: Bethesda Softworks
- publisher: Bethesda Softworks
- platform: PC, XONE, PS4
Fallout 76 is a spin-off of the popular postapocalyptic RPG series, and an online multiplayer survival game with role-playing elements. Like Fallout 3 and 4, it was developed by Bethesda Game Studios (also known for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) and developing team of Bethesda Austin.
Once again, you play as a dweller of a Vault—one of many fallout shelter, which saved the remains of humanity during the nuclear Great War, which began and ended in 2077. The story begins in the eponymous Vault 76, located near Washington, in the area once known as the state of West Virginia.
The place doesn't differ much from other such shelters built by Vault-Tec, but its inhabitants carry out the original plan of the corporation—rebuilding the U.S. 25 years after the disaster, starting on the long-awaited Reclamation Day. The players take on the roles of pioneers, who traverse the wastelands, looking for places for humanity to settle in once again.
Fallout 76 is a sandbox game, fully focused on multiplayer gameplay with constant internet connection. It meant that many of the characters you encounter are controlled by other players (although you can't see hundreds of them on screen at once). While you can walk the wastelands alone, you can sometimes stumble upon i.e. a hostile player, who wants to rob you. However, not everyone wants you dead and a random encounter can also be a start of a long-lived cooperation.
The in-game world is four timer larger than the one in Fallout 4. It was divided into six varied regions, featuring distinct styles and quest types. The wastelands can also change in a dynamic way—there are many underground nuclear weapon silos hidden in West Virginia, and when you get your hands on launching codes, you can send a nuke to any place on the map of your choice to change it drastically and find rare resources.
The resources can be used in outpost building. The C.A.M.P. Tool resembles the system of creating and developing outposts from Fallout 4. However, it's not restricted only to certain spots on the map, as you can take your “toolbox” anywhere and build whatever you want. But a good outpost can lure monsters, bandits and other undesirable guests.
Like in the previous Fallout games, you can create your character and develop them using the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system. However, due to the online aspect of the game, Fallout 76 does not feature the tactical targeting system known as V.A.T.S.
Fallout 76 utilizes the upgraded version of the Fallout 4 engine. The upgrades include e.g. the dynamic weather system and new rendering, lighting, and terrain modules. According to the developers, the visuals are sixteen times more detailed than in the previous games of the franchise.
Initially, Fallout 76 was supposed to be a DLC for Fallout 4. However, it became so expansive that the developing team decided to turn it into a standalone game.