Yesterday Bethesda started a stream with the “Please Stand By” logo. Through the day and night, they would change some things, but for the most part, the stream was static. But, this morning, the stream went out of focus for a short time before Tod Howard appeared on screen before introducing the teaser trailer for the new Fallout game, Fallout 76.
The stream ended after that and no info has been released, but Vault 76 was mentioned in Fallout 3 and in it’s DLC “Mothership Zeta” as well as during the prologue of Fallout 4.
According to a Vault-Tec terminal in the Citadel Vault 76 was listed as a “control” vault with 500 occupants. It was designed to open 20 years after a nuclear war and was among the seventeen known control vaults. It is also mentioned in one of the alien captive recorded logs recorded by Giles Wolstencroft, a Vault-Tec official who was abducted while inspectin the vault’s construction site. Construction of the vault began in February of 2065, debuting in 2076, announced in the prologue of Fallout 4.
So it possible (and likely) the new game will be a focused around a pre-war story. As, The Great War began in 2077. But we will be hearing more info during Bethesda’s E3 conference in June.
Until then, check out the trailer from Bethesda.
Update: It seems the game will be taking place in 2102, according to the alarm on the Pip Boy seen in the trailer:
This is around the same time as The Master’s plan for Unity. So the game may actually be focused around this story line and the FEV (the Virus that turned humans into Super Mutants)
Author: Albert “Beartoe” Hellebuick