Fallout 76 Survival Guide: Starting Tips And Where To Go First
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Welcome To West Virginia
Fallout 76 is an incredibly different type of experience compared to previous games. It's the first online game in the series' history, with a far more in-depth focus on survival and crafting. This new approach on the familiar post-apocalyptic RPG's mechanics will take some time getting used to--and players will be doing that together in a shared world. You won't be alone out in the wasteland, which should bring some comfort in the path ahead, though, rogue players are more than likely to give you a hard time if you aren't careful.
In this guide feature, we've come up with a handful of tips and a short list of things to do during your first few hours exploring the ruins of West Virginia. As the earliest game in the Fallout timeline, set only 25 years after the bombs fell, the inhabitants of Vault 76 will explore a world that's still in disarray after the nuclear apocalypse. Though the setting of West Virginia was largely spared from the bombs, radiation and chaos have seeped into the valley, irreparably altering wildlife, and unearthing creatures that many thought to be legend.
While the main hook is the focus on surviving a violent, irradiated world full of other players online, the familiar aspects of the Fallout experience are alive and well in 76--there are even some surprises for the eagle-eyed fans to uncover. If you've been playing the beta, you'll be happy to know that all of your progress is transferring over to the full game. But if you're new to the game, here's a quick survival guide to help you overcome the odds.
Be on the lookout for more Fallout 76 guides, as well as our full review of the game in the days ahead. For more info on Fallout 76, be sure to check out footage from the first 50 minutes of the game, and along with our chat with Pete Hines about the current state of the game, and what lies ahead.