What secrets lie ahead in the new Fallout
Last night, Bethesda Game Studios announed the latest title for the Fallout franchised titled, Fallout 76. From the teaser, the introduction to Fallout 76 is set within a pristine, unburned, Deathclaw-free vault. Vault 76 is the reason for the game title and will seemingly play a major role in the game. This may be the first time, we explore 76 but it’s not the first time it was mentioned. In both Fallout 3 and 4 made reference and was once occupied by 500 people who were meant to be a control group. After 20 years once the Nuclear war ended, the Vault was intended to be open. In the Vault, a poster can be seen as its existence was meant to mark the United States’ celebration of tricentennial in 2076.
In terms of its placement in the Fallout timeline, Fallout is set in the year 2102. This year is discovered in the trailer as it’s subtly displayed on a Pip-Boy. However, the specific date on the Pip-Boy is October 27th, 2102. It’s suggested that the October 27th date, could be the initial date for the game’s release. According to the lore of Fallout, the bombs fell in 2077, the first Fallout was set in 2161; Fallout 2 in 2241; Fallout 3 in 2277; New Vegas in 2281; and Fallout 4 in 2287. Given the timeline, Fallout 76 is placed prior to the bombs coming down and can serve as a different aspect of the story.
RECLAMATION DAY! As you may have noticed through the celebration and imagery used in the footage, it’s likely this day was when the Vault is meant to be open. However, there’s a little confusion as the Vault was supposed to open 20 years after the bombs fell, but 25 years have gone instead… Strange, but the question of why our Vault dweller has remained inside longer than expected is currently unknown, but this aspect may be featured prominently in Fallout 76‘s plot.
The song which plays in the teaser trailer is John Denver’s “West Virginia”, a fact that many have taken as a clue to Fallout 76‘s setting. This is still possible despite what we know from Fallout 3, as with a rather broad geographical outlook West Virginia could be considered in the area of Washington D.C.
Although we don’t have much to go off of, Bethesda intends to show the game during its E3 showcase on June 10th and we just have to wait to find out more about the new Fallout game.