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First Look at FALLOUT 76 Reveals More Than You Think!

Happy Reclamation Day, fellow survivors! Earlier this week, fans of Bethesda’s Fallout series diligently followed a live-stream for 24 hours before being rewarded with the first teaser trailer for the next game in the series: Fallout 76. For anyone new to Fallout, the games take place in an alternative and retro future in which the United States was nuked and nearly destroyed. Most of the survivors were protected in underground vaults, some of which were curated and experimented upon by mad scientists. Vault 76 has a role in the games’ mythology, and today’s Nerdist News is explaining why the new Fallout teaser reveals more than you think.

Join guest host and the man who puts the pip in Pip Boy, Hector Navarro, as he goes over the previously revealed intel about Vault 76. The vast majority of the Fallout games take place about a century after the bombs went off. But Vault 76 was supposed to be opened after only 20 years. This implies that Fallout 76 will take place several decades before the rest of the series. The teaser doesn’t reveal any gameplay footage, but it does feature an eerie view of the vault, which appears to be devoid of life.

So far, we don’t see any bodies, and it looks like there was recently a Reclamation Day ceremony to celebrate the opening of Vault 76. Reclamation Day is about the still relatively normal humans who are supposedly going to take back the world from the radioactive creatures who now inhabit it. If the later games in the series are any indication, that didn’t go so well well the residents of Vault 76.

According to the lore of the series, Vault 76 was located near Washington D.C. and West Virginia. The teaser cheekily confirms that local by using John Denver’s ode to West Virginia, “Take Me Home, Country Roads” as the backdrop to the footage. Early rumors suggest that Fallout 76 will further diverge from the main titles by becoming a survival RPG. But we should learn more about the sequel when Bethesda makes its E3 presentation in early June.

What do you think about the first look at Fallout 76? Let us know in the comment section below!

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