Fallout 76

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Fallout 76
Fallout 76 cover
Developers
Bethesda Game Studios Austin
Bethesda Game Studios
Bethesda Game Studios Montreal
Publishers
Bethesda Softworks
Engines
Creation Engine
Release dates
Windows November 14, 2018
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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Bethesda.net Launcher
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Game code only (no disc).[1]
Windows
Bethesda.net
Bethesda.net Launcher
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Tricentennial Edition also available.
Windows
GamersGate
Bethesda.net Launcher
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Tricentennial Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet
Bethesda.net Launcher
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Tricentennial Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
Bethesda.net Launcher
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Tricentennial Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
Bethesda.net Launcher
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Tricentennial Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require the Bethesda.net Launcher DRM and a constant internet connection for all game modes.[2]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

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[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Fallout 76\
Screenshots/photos are stored in the Photos subfolder.

Video settings[edit]

Display Settings
Display Settings
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF report.
Ultra-widescreen
See here.
4K Ultra HD
See here.
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 1.0.1.114 patch 63 FPS lock has been removed.
Higher framerates require disabling internal vsync. See Vertical sync (Vsync).
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Consoles only
Color blind mode

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

An in-game FOV slider was added in an update and fDefaultWorldFOV edits are no longer necessary.[3]
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)[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Vertical sensitivity[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Network[edit]

Push to talk was added in an update.[3]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

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

Restore the Fallout76Custom.ini beginning
This is caused by mods interferring with how the stock files are loaded.[4]
  1. Open your Fallout76Custom.ini file in a text editor. %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Fallout 76\Fallout76Custom.ini)
  2. Modify the beginning of the sResourceArchive2List line in the Archive section to read as follows:

SeventySix - 00UpdateMain.ba2, SeventySix - 01UpdateMain.ba2, SeventySix - 00UpdateStream.ba2, SeventySix - 01UpdateStream.ba2, SeventySix - 00UpdateTextures.ba2, SeventySix - 01UpdateTextures.ba2, SeventySix - MeshesExtra.ba2, SeventySix - GeneratedMeshes.ba2,

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video 2.7i

System requirements[edit]

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.

References