There’s a something happening in the Fallout universe, and it’s called Fallout 76.
Bethesda Softworks’ Todd Howard, a creative lead on the Fallout series, has announced the project ending a super hype-filled Twitch stream. Todd didn’t give any detail as to what Fallout 76 is, but he did share this teaser trailer.
What We Know So Far
This new Fallout is slated to take place in Vault 76. Vault 76 is a location that’s been mentioned in multiple games, including Fallout 3 and its Mothership Zeta expansion, and even Fallout 4.
What is Vault 76? In the Fallout universe, Vaults are underground facilities built by Vault-Tec. On the outside, they were designed to house the human race in the event of a world-ending war or natural event. However, in reality, they were home to a series of different human test environments and human science experiments.
Vault 76 is one of only 17 vaults that were designated as “control” Vaults in the experiment. These were vaults that would actually work as intended. They were supposed to open and let people back out into the world 20 years after the initial lock-down.
There’s not much more to draw on at the moment — Vaults are common sites of interest in Fallout games. It is noteworthy that this is a control environment, as opposed to most previous vault environments. But no doubt Bethesda will have more details at their big E3 show coming up on June 12th.