Bethesda’s Pete Hines Reveals New Fallout 76 Microtransactions Details

One of the more anticipated video game titles still set to release before the end of this year is Bethesda’s Fallout 76. This game announcement came as a surprise during E3 of this year where Bethesda is bringing out a new Fallout style experience which doesn’t contain a standard campaign narrative that most of the main entries offered in the past. Instead, this game is an online MMO title where players will explore the wasteland with other players around the world.

Fallout 76 is set as a prequel to the other main installments to the series where players take a role as a survivor from Vault 76. Just over twenty years after the nuclear war, members of Vault 76 are tasked with rebuilding the world which means venturing out, finding resources and fighting off any hostilities that come your way. What you won’t find in this game is a narrative story which means there won’t be any NPCs to offer quests. However, what players will find is a massive world to explore and wide areas to start building up their own settlements.

Of course one of the main aspects to the game is fighting off other hostiles which could be both players or other creatures that lurk about. What some gamers may be wondering about is if this game would feature microtransactions. Speaking with Xbox’s Major Nelson, Bethesda’s vice president of marketing and PR revealed a few more details regarding microtransactions. Pete explained that the microtransactions will not be available to purchase in-game items but purely available for cosmetics.

The in-game currency is also noted to be called Atoms and it seems that the in-game currency will be easy to earn as the developers have placed a means to give players Atoms frequently. It seems that the fear of some players quickly gaining all of the big equipment and weapons from buying content with real-world currency can be laid to rest.

Currently, Fallout 76 is set to release on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms on November 14, 2018.


[Source: Gamerant; Xbox]