QuakeCon 2018 gave us a load of exciting new information on some of the Bethesda’s most-anticipated games – including Fallout 76, which is expected to be one of the biggest games of the year.
During QuakeCon’s Fallout 76 panel, the game’s director Todd Howard confirmed that Fallout 76 will have a pretty unique – and unforgiving – way to deal with any potential griefers that might want to invade your fun…
According to Howard, shooting another player will do them a teeny bit of damage, and they can either retaliate and engage in combat with you, or they can ignore your shot. If you choose to engage in battle then that’s when your shots will do a ‘normal’ amount of damage.
Howard explained that the game goes even further, punishing any killers who manage to kill without their victim consenting to combat. If you manage to kill someone without their consent, you’ll be branded a ‘Wanted Murderer,’ giving you a bounty on your head, appearing with a red star on the map to mark your location, and gaining no kill rewards.
If you do engage with a player of a high level, you’ll get nicer rewards if you manage to kill them, and if you get killed then you’ll be able to ‘seek revenge’ which a better chance of cooler rewards if you do manage to avenge your death.
According to Howard this isn’t all that’s been implemented to stop any potential griefers – PvP gameplay isn’t actually available until you hit level five, and even then you can enjoy blocking or ignoring players if you aren’t interested in battling against them.
Fallout 76 will release on 14th November 2018, with the game’s B.E.T.A (that’s Break-it Early Test Application) expected to start in October.
Unusually, the game’s beta will save your progress and transfer it over to the full game at launch. The beta isn’t a restricted version of the game either – if you get access to the beta then you’ll have the whole world of Fallout 76 at your fingertips.
Are you excited for Fallout 76?