Fallout 76 is an online multiplayer game and lets you launch nuclear weapons

Fallout 76 is an online multiplayer game and lets you launch nuclear weapons
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Bethesda's Todd Howard rocked up at the publisher's E3 press briefing today to provide a slew of new details on the upcoming Fallout 76.

As previously confirmed, the game is a prequel to the entire Fallout series, but with a difference: It's an online multiplayer experience.

Fallout 76 will feature six regions spread across West Virginia, each one offering a wealth of risks and rewards. Furthermore, the game is being powered by all-new visuals, lighting, and landscape technology, resulting in the most 'dynamic world ever created in the Fallout universe.'

It can be played solo if you want, although it's clearly best experienced with other players joining you.

Howard blurted out the term 'softcore survival' when talking about the game, with death not necessarily spelling the end of your character. As previously rumoured, Fallout 76 will expand on Fallout 4's settlements feature, allowing you to cobble together your own safe haven.

Be warned though, as the various creatures that inhabit the landscape will happily mash up your settlement if given the chance.

Players will also be able to fire off nuclear weapons by gaining access to a missile silo, which is a first for the series. 

Fallout 76 will launch on November 14 and will also receive a beta testing phase.