E3 2019: Fallout 76 Free Trial Starts Today; 52 Player Battle Royale Mode Coming This Week, NPCs, Dialogue Options and Quests This Fall

Fallout 76 has not been the success that Bethesda so clearly thought it would be. It’s been a disaster, basically, and there’s no denying it. But, despite all of the negative press surrounding the game, Bethesda has not yet given up on the multiplayer-focused spin-off, as was made evident by the publisher’s decision to dedicate some time to the game during its E3 2019 presser.

For those who haven’t even bothered to check the game out (nobody blames you,) Bethesda has you covered. Announced last night as part of its E3 2019 press conference, Fallout 76 will be getting a free trial on PS4, starting from today, June 10th, running through until June 17th.

What’s more is that the publisher has also announced that there is a major update dropping this week that should be of interest to those who’ve played the game but haven’t booted it up in a while, and it’s bringing with it a brand new Battle Royale mode to Fallout 76, dubbed ‘Nuclear Winter.’

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Yep. No game is safe from Battle Royale modes anymore. I’m just waiting for EA to announce FIFA 20’s Battle Royale mode…

For those who are interested in the Battle Royale genre and curious as to what Bethesda’s take on the popular sub-genre will be, you can also give this a try during the free trial period that’s running this week.

In addition to the Battle Royale mode, Bethesda has also announced that Fallout 76 will be getting NPCs, dialogue choices and quests as part of the ‘Wastelanders’ update that will release this Autumn. It’s a far cry from when Bethesda was proudly boasting about there being zero NPCs in the game, but the company seems to have done an about turn in an effort to give players a Fallout experience more in line with previous entries. More content is more content and that’s never a bad thing. Most of the time.

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