Bethesda announced a big shift in the franchise, and a frankly obvious one, being that Fallout 76 is “entirely online”. It is claimed though that you will be able to play solo should you wish to. Todd Howard, Executive Producer of Bethesda, did exclaim that this addition to the franchise is a survival “softcore,” meaning death doesn’t equal loss of progression.
Thankfully Fallout 76 will have dedicated servers that will support the game “now and for years to come”.
The map will also have multiple nuclear missile sites, where players will be able to utilise them. To get them, you’ll have to defeat enemies to find codes needed to access them, this is of course easier when you have multiple people, as codes are multi-part. Thankfully, it has been explained by Todd Howard that this aspect of the game will not be as detrimental to your experience as it may seem. Todd goes on to explain that the missile strikes will merely damage your settlement, instead of completely obliterate it, and that tools will be available for you to easily fix any damage.