The Latest Fallout Comes With Cosmetic Purchases
When Game Director Todd Howard revealed that Fallout 76 would always be online, several questions were left unanswered. Among them, we were left to question the possibility of DLC and microtransactions. A recent documentary from Noclip answered a few of those questions.
The recent documentary about Fallout 76 revealed that the game will have microtransactions, but they will be for cosmetics. Cosmetic purchases will also be obtainable in-game, and none of the items accessible using real currency will give players an advantage. Bethesda’s plan is to keep dedicated servers running while implementing “free updates for years to come,” an undertaking that can be self-sustained by in-game purchases. Moreover, the developer’s desire to double down on better features for players entailed a change of original plans. Perhaps this resulted in the change to VATS revealed earlier.
There will be smaller events and items added to Fallout 76 over time, though it is unclear whether the map will expand. As it sits, the open world is four times larger than Fallout 4, offering a substantial level of exploration for players and partners. There’s no telling if Bethesda’s vision extends beyond the great realm of West Virginia. Furthermore, adding to the developer’s ambition, Todd Howard expressed a desire to retain mod support in this iteration. The goal, it seems, is to give players ample amounts of personalization opportunities. In an online-only game, it will be curious to see how this is pulled off.
Fallout 76 is coming to the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on November 14, 2018. Players can sign up for the beta now for a chance to play and experience bugs early. Expect additional updates regarding Fallout 76 during E3 and beyond