Fallout 76 will keep new players safe from player-killers by keeping the PvP elements locked until they reach a certain level.
We’re getting a lot of good info about Bethesda’s upcoming multiplayer Fallout game. After surprising everyone with the first ever Fallout to be played with more than one player at this year’s E3, game director Todd Howard has been dropping even more bombs at this years GameLab conference in Barcelona.
In an interview with Italian game site multiplayer.it, Howard reveals that even though Fallout might be new to this whole multiplayer thing, Bethesda isn’t a complete novice when it comes to keeping other players in line. Although Fallout 76 will pit players against players, those who are below a certain level need not fear ambush from higher-level and better-armed opponents.
Currently, all players below level 5 are immune to the predation of player-killers. That’s good news since nobody likes to get into a game world only to find it full of murderers and back-stabbers. Even if that would make a lot of sense in a post-apocalyptic setting like Fallout 76.
When asked whether or not Fallout 76 would have PvE-only servers, Howard responded “not at launch”, and that there will always be some element of PvP. However, Bethesda senior VP Pete Hines told Variety that the game won’t just be a big murderball of players killing other players. PvP will have opt-in elements to keep the murder rate to a dull Detroit rather than a full-on Rwanda.
We’ll just have to wait and see how Bethesda balances the player element in Fallout 76.
Howard also revealed that your base of operations will disappear as soon as you log out, and while other players can trash your stuff, it’s easy to repair it. It sounds like they’re taking an element of Clash of Clans and other mobile base-killing games in the making of Fallout 76.
There will be a fast travel system but there won’t be any vehicles or mounts. Sorry if you had your hopes up for a pilotable vertibird.
There’s more revealed in the interview, so check it out if you have the chance (and you speak Italian).