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Bethesda keeps hinting at how nukes will work in Fallout 76

I’m 99% that is Mothman in the video.

I know people are pretty divided on not only what to expect from Fallout 76, but if it should even exist in the first place. While I don’t echo those sentiments in the least and am excited to dive into a living Fallout universe, one thing that I do have questions about is how the reported nukes will play out in-game.

Bethesda to the rescue, with an informational PSA on nuclear warfare in Fallout 76. While it explains it in a traditional, propaganda-style advertisement, it does hint at some things we should expect from this new aspect of the series.

For one, it looks like getting the key codes necessary to launch a nuke will not be easy. One way will be by “inquiring with the locals,” which is proper speak for “bash the brains in of your enemies and search their mangled corpse for a precious keycard. Fuck their family and friends, your needs are greater.” The video also informs players that they will likely not complete a code on their own, and for that, you’ll need friends to finish off a sequence.

The video also makes it clear that you will get to pick your target, whether that is a rival’s camp or powerful enemies found throughout the world. There are additional benefits to launching nukes, as well, in that nuclear areas can spawn some of the rarest resource materials in the game.

Nukes can also spawn crazy enemies, it seems. And while I don’t want to speculate too much, the video shows a moth-like creature emerging from a hole and I mean, this is set in West Virginia, so… Mothman confirmed?

Fallout 76 releases on November 14 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

What do you think of the video? Could nukes hurt the experience? Let us know in the comments.

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