There’s only a little over a month to wait before Bethesda’s online-only post-apocalyptic survival game Fallout 76 drops. I can’t decide what I’m more excited about, Fallout 76 or Red Dead Redemption 2…anyway, that’s a debate for another day, but Bethesda has just made me even more excited about Fallout 76 – the map has officially been released and it’s huge. If you thought Fallout 4 had a large map, imagine that multiplied by four, because that’s exactly how big the new Fallout 76 map is. All aboard the hype train! Choo Choo! Anyway, where were we?
Bethesda has said that Fallout 76 is the biggest game they have ever created, which—going by the map size—seems to be the truth. Now, don’t get me wrong, map size is only one part of a game, if the rest of the game sucks then the game will still be bad even if the map size is 10x bigger than the last, but this is Bethesda, when have they ever released a bad game?
Ok, that’s enough stalling, the Fallout 76 map is below:
As you’ll notice, none of the areas on the map have been marked, so we don’t know the names of key locations. However, you can still get a feel for the map by looking at it (obviously). There seems to be six distinct areas/terrains on the map; running through the middle of the map it looks like there will be a barren wasteland similar to the majority of the Fallout 4 map, a lot of browns and beiges. To the left you can see grassland, which is most likely where players are going to start their adventure – this appears to be where Vault 76 is located. I’m not sure exactly what landscape the other areas are, but it looks a bit volcanic in the bottom right and just above that looks like it might be covered in ash – we’ll have to wait and see.
If you didn’t know already Fallout 76 will be releasing on November 14th on all platforms and the beta will begin on October 23rd for Xbox One players and October 30th on the PS4 and PC.