Fallout 76 was one that we were desperately waiting for more info on at E3, and Bethesda certainly delivered the details – and a release date.

Showing off the new game engine that promises 16 times the detail of its predecessors, the trailer above merely scratches the surface of what we’re in for.

As we celebrate the launch of the official vault of the 1776-2076 tricentennial, we’ll have six distinct regions to explore, each with their own variables. Also, as we’re heading to West Virginia, real folklore of the region has been included – amongst it some possibly mythical, possibly not creatures.

Fallout 76 is set to be an entirely online game, with the people who you come across being actual players from wherever. It shouldn’t matter, as Bethesda are ponying up for 100 per cent dedicated servers to keep the experience humming as it should. If you’re into a lone wolf experience don’t panic, you’ll still be able to play on your own, although teaming up with others will likely be beneficial for your survival.

Remember, there’s no ‘I’ in ‘nuclear wasteland’!

Fallout 76

Oh yes, we nearly forgot the biggest news of all – that release date. Fallout 76 is set to drop on November 14 – and that’s this year. If you trundle over to bethesda.net (when it isn’t being absolutely hammered into server submission) you can sign up for the B.E.T.A. – ‘Break-it Early Test Application’.

Be excited for Vault-Boy’s return – and if you’re still on the fence, check out this fab Collector’s Edition, set to feature a glow in the dark map of the world, plastic figures and – seriously – a T-51 power armour helmet!

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