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Revision as of 11:59, 14 April 2020

Fallout 76
Fallout 76 cover
Developers
Bethesda Game Studios
Bethesda Game Studios Austin
Bethesda Game Studios Montreal
Publishers
Bethesda Softworks
Engines
Creation Engine
Release dates
Windows November 14, 2018
Reception
Metacritic 52
OpenCritic 53
IGDB 51
Fallout 76 on IGDB
Fallout 76 on MobyGames
Fallout 76 on Wikipedia

Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.
Fallout
Fallout 1997
Fallout 2 1998
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel 2001
Fallout 3 2008
Fallout: New Vegas 2010
Fallout 4 2015
Fallout Shelter 2016
Fallout 4 VR 2017
Fallout 76 2018

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Bethesda.net Launcher
Game code only (no disc).[1]
Windows
Bethesda.net
Bethesda.net Launcher
Wastelanders Deluxe Edition also available. Runs without Bethesda.net Launcher after installation, in-game login required.
Windows
GamersGate
Bethesda.net Launcher
Tricentennial Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet
Bethesda.net Launcher
Windows
Green Man Gaming
Bethesda.net Launcher
Windows
Humble Store
Bethesda.net Launcher
Tricentennial Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Wastelanders Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require a Bethesda.net account[2] and a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Version differences

The Wastelanders Deluxe Edition includes the "Raiders Content Bundle" and "Settlers Content Bundle".
The Tricentennial Edition includes the "Tricentennial Pack".

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Raiders Content Bundle
Windows
Settlers Content Bundle
Windows
Tricentennial Pack
Windows

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Modify Fallout76Custom.ini
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Fallout76Custom.ini or create it if it does not exist.
  3. Add or modify the following lines under [General]:
sIntroSequence=
uMainMenuDelayBeforeAllowSkip=0

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Fallout 76\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1151340/pfx/[Note 1]
Screenshots/photos are stored in the Photos subfolder.

Video settings

Display Settings
Display Settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Native support added in update. [3] However, UI and menus are stretched. [4]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default at 80° horizontal, changeable via slider from 70- 120°. FOV is auto-adjusted when using ultra-widescreen resolutions. To change 1st person view-model FOV see Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Default to 16x. No option to disable.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA. No option to disable.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default, may cause input lag. See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
As of Patch 1.0.2.3, the 63 FPS lock has been removed. [5]
Higher framerates require disabling internal Vsync. See Vertical sync (Vsync).
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Consoles only
Color blind mode

Field of view (FOV)

An in-game FOV slider was added in an update and fDefaultWorldFOV edits are no longer necessary.[6]
In-game slider changes world FOV only, viewmodel (1st person weapon) FOV can still be set via ini entry:
Change View-model FOV via Fallout76Custom.ini
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Fallout76Custom.ini or create it if it does not exist.
  3. Under [Display] add or modify the following parameters to desired FOV:
fDefault1stPersonFOV=XX

Notes

Modifying fDefault1stPersonFOV will also modify the PipBoy's field of view. Fallout 76 features an optional Power Armor style menu that is less affected by this however, accessible via right clicking twice in the Pipboy menu.

Vertical sync (Vsync)

Modify Fallout76Prefs.ini
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Fallout76Prefs.ini.
  3. Under [Display] change iPresentInterval to 0.

Notes

Disabling vertical sync will unlock framerate from 60 FPS.

Disable Motion Blur

Modify Fallout76Prefs.ini
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Fallout76Prefs.ini.
  3. Find the following line under [ImageSpace], and set it to this value.
bMBEnable=0

Input settings

Vertical sensitivity

Modify Fallout76Custom.ini
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Fallout76Custom.ini or create it if it does not exist.
  3. Add or modify the following lines under [Controls]:
fMouseHeadingXScale = 0.021
fMouseHeadingYScale = XX
  1. Where XX replace with:
  • .03738 for 16:9 resolutions
  • .042 for 21:9 resolutions
  • .028 for 4:3 resolutions
  • .0336 for 16:10 resolutions

Notes

Vertical sensitivity may be doubled when character is standing still.

Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Voice, Music, Effects, Footsteps, Radio
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Italian
Spanish
German
Polish
Russian
Japanese
Brazilian Portuguese

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Network

Push to talk was added in an update.[6]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed

Icons don't show up in the Atomic Shop [7]

Remove [Archive] section from Fallout76Custom.ini or manually update .ba2 archive list.
This issue is caused by game update files not being loaded when mods are (or have been) present. Each update to Fallout 76 adds additional .ba2 files, which contain new assets, such as the ones found in the Atomic Shop. The list of archives loaded is found in <path-to-game>\Fallout76.ini, but is overridden if an [Archive] section is present in Fallout76Custom.ini, which is the way the mods are most commonly loaded.
  1. Open <path-to-game>\Fallout76.ini in a text editor.
  2. Locate the [Archive] section and the sResourceArchive2List under that.
  3. Copy the entirity of sResourceArchive2List, including sResourceArchive2List =
  4. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Fallout 76\Fallout76Custom.ini in a text editor.
  5. Paste the copied sResourceArchive2List section from <path-to-game>\Fallout76.ini under the [Archive] section of %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Fallout 76\Fallout76Custom.ini.
  6. Append the end of the sResourceArchive2List list with the .ba2 files from any mods.

Note

This process must be repeated every time Fallout 76 updates.

Player character continuously falls through world [8]

Remove [Archive] section from Fallout76Custom.ini or manually update .ba2 archive list.
This issue is caused by game update files not being loaded when mods are (or have been) present. Each update to Fallout 76 adds additional .ba2 files. The list of archives loaded is found in <path-to-game>\Fallout76.ini, but is overridden if an [Archive] section is present in Fallout76Custom.ini, which is the way the mods are most commonly loaded.
  1. Open <path-to-game>\Fallout76.ini in a text editor.
  2. Locate the [Archive] section and the sResourceArchive2List under that.
  3. Copy the entirity of sResourceArchive2List, including sResourceArchive2List =
  4. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Fallout 76\Fallout76Custom.ini in a text editor.
  5. Paste the copied sResourceArchive2List section from <path-to-game>\Fallout76.ini under the [Archive] section of %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Fallout 76\Fallout76Custom.ini.
  6. Append the end of the sResourceArchive2List list with the .ba2 files from any mods.

Note

This process must be repeated every time Fallout 76 updates.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video 2.7i

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-6600k 3.5 GHz
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 780
AMD Radeon R9 285
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1151340/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1151340) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References