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Fallout 76 will have private servers

Fallout has always been a series where you can have the wasteland all to yourself, as long as the raiders and super mutants don’t get you. But, with Fallout 76, it first appeared that this “entirely online” survival prequel wouldn’t let you play as the lone wanderer you might have been used to in past games in the series. This leaves veterans wondering, can I play Fallout 76 on my own?

Fallout 76 is all about reclaiming the wastes of West Virginia in the wake of the relatively recent nuclear war with your friends. You can make bases and venture out for materials and nuclear codes anywhere with your mates with which to blow the living hell out of other real life human players and their bases. All humans will be real players and there will be no NPCs or offline play but, despite this being a very different Fallout experience, it will be possible to play the anti-social way.

For all the latest on the post-apocalyptic prequel, check out everything we know about the Fallout 76 release date.

Bethesda Games Studios director Todd Howard has confirmed that you will be able to explore Fallout 76’s large map on your own private server. That means your artfully-designed C.A.M.P. won’t be at risk from Fallout 76 nukes from online players, or a protracted teabagging session.

In conversation with Geoff Keighley on YouTube Live at E3 2018 - in a conversation about Fallout 76 mods - Howard said that “our goal for launch is to have a well-running robust service, and then, some period later, you’ll be able to have your own private world.”

Howard understands the reservations long-serving Fallout players might have about a shared-world wasteland, touching on the balance Bethesda is attempting to strike between online play and the traditional Fallout experience. “We don’t want it to be griefy but we want to have some drama,” Howard says.

For players in the ‘other humans are inherently bad I want to play on my own, thank you’ camp, private worlds will be music to their ears - even more than these ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ covers you definitely don’t need. We don't know everything about Fallout 76's social systems, yet, but we'll be keeping an ear out for all the latest details. For now, you'll need to come up with all the ways to kill time in the hills of West Virginia once they're all yours.

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1 Month ago

Don't even see the point at all if you wish (like me) to play solo. For all intents and purposes it seems like they are just going to give you a play area and go there you go guys make your own fun. Without npcs I guess there is going to be zero quests story line etc.

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RavenHawk Avatar
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1 Month ago

Agreed... I was hoping for a 'fallout with friends' kind of deal. But this sounds pretty discouraging.

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Dogmatic Avatar
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1 Month ago

seems you both didn't watch any of E3 or you would know they said there is a full questline, robobrain from the vault is your quest giver. Also god forbid they make one different style game in the series.

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RavenHawk Avatar
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1 Month ago

I don't have a problem with them making a new and different entry into the series. I'm not a huge fallout fan to begin with. I had gotten my hopes up from the reveal trailer that it might be something I would want to play with my friends, but further information is showing that it's probably not something I'm interested in pursuing.

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Dogmatic replied to RavenHawk
1 Month ago

Ah yeah fair enough, i'm just used to reading threads upon threads of fans raging out cause its not single player, and im just like common, everyone screams for change and unique stuff, they try something new and everyone loses it, even though it looks awesome(for me). and they even said the next fallout is a traditional single player. people.. sigh..

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maddog0zero replied to RavenHawk
2 Weeks ago

I was just talking to my brother about this tonight hes huge in to the new fallout. i played back in the 90s, hes only played 3 NV and 4. Ive played 1,2 tactics and the name that wont be spoken BOS. i hope this game works but the more i find out the more i go. oh so ark, conan 7 days. i hope they didnt just put a fallout name on a game just cus. but ehh it feels that way. they said they wanted to try something different would have loved to see them try to take the series back to its roots. top down turn based. something x com like, like it was before. but vaughn brown died with blackisle. i do feel they should make the beta open no preorder required. if you are going to try this with a big name meet the customer half way

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llubtoille Avatar
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1 Month ago

Giving those private servers 50-50 odds of ever becoming a reality.

Wouldn't be surprised if most of their patch/expansion content is co-op or pvp focused, so loosening their hold on what would be their 'active' multi-playerbase would run counter.

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1 Month ago

Personally I'm at a point in my gaming life that most of my Lan Party participants want a dedicated server in which we can run it PvP or PvE...Ark, 7daysToDie, etc. However, I know you got to put resources where the ROI makes sense.

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1 Month ago

""Bethesda Games Studios director Todd Howard has confirmed that you will be example to explore Fallout 76’s large map on your own private server.""

Can you give source of this information? As I cannot find it to give it any credibility at all.

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maddog0zero Avatar
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2 Weeks ago

everything i read says eventually lol like he says solo play is possible. yea if you dont team up

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