Fallout 4 is out in less than a week and the excitement is getting harder and harder to handle for us gaming geeks. Fallout 4 promises to be one of the best games of the year if Fallout 3 was anything to go by. The game brings the old features of Fallout 3 to the new generation of consoles allowing for denser environments, more customization and generally a more powerful game. But what can you expect from this highly anticipated game and what should you know before release day?
1. It’s being made by the same group who made the hugely successful Skyrim and Fallout 3.
Skyrim and Fallout 3 are arguably two of the best RPGs of all time, opening gamers up to completely new worlds and gameplay mechanics that had them spending hours on them. This game is being made by the same group of people at Bethesda which promises good thing.
2. The game is so vast and dense, even the game director Todd Howard hasn’t seen it all.
Witcher 3 came out this year and set a new benchmark for how in-depth a game can be and how immersive a world can become. However, Fallout 4 looks to be just as good as that, if not better. The world in question is so large and dense that even the game director, Todd Howard, hasn’t seen it all.
3. It has a full radioactive weather system.
Dynamic weather isn’t exactly anything new in open-world RPGs but have you ever been in an acid rainstorm or a radioactive lightning storm? Well, you will in Fallout 4!
4. It features 50 weapons and 700 modes to choose from.
Fallout 4 is offering up a whole new choice of weapons that then allow you to buy extra parts for them and craft brand new weapons using scraps and equipment. With over 50 weapons and 700 modes, surely people will be showing off their crafted weapons online.
5. You’ll be able to scrap old weapons to improve new weapons.
As we touched on, you’ll be able to scrap old weapons for parts and scraps which you can then use to create new weapons in the game. This will be a fun introduction to the game for people that often find themselves hoarding old weapons “just in case”.
6. There are over 111,000 lines of dialogue in the game.
To one-up every game out there when it comes to immersion, Fallout 4 will include over 111,000 pieces of dialogue which will allow you to feel like everyone ha their own personality. The voice actors recorded over 13,000 pieces of dialogue, so this means the rest is left to NPCs and such.
7. Companion kills still grant XP.
In Fallout 4, you can get a dog and this dog will be able to come on the journey with you and even help you in battle. However, when this was known, people asked how XP sharing would work.
8. There are 275 individual perk-trees.
We mentioned how customizable your character will be and a huge part of this will be the perks that follow over from Fallout 3. However, in Fallout 4, there’s a whole lot more! These perks will enable to fine-tune your abilities in the wasteland to be the exact type of survivor you want to be.
9. There are over 400 hours of gameplay.
The likes of Skyrim, Witcher 3 and even the previous Fallout game have been social-life-sucking leeches. Fallout 4 promises to be the exact same. It has been heard that to complete every mission in the game, collect all the extra gear and everything else in the game, you’re going to have to pour in over 400 hours of your life. That’s over 16 solid days. Not including subsequent DLC.
10. There’s no level cap.
A big announcement that came recently was that there’s going to be no level cap in Fallout 4. What this definitely means is we’ll see people grinding to compete with others online to be the highest leveled player in the world.
11. Sprinting is finally a thing!
Something about Fallout 3 was that it felt a little slow at times, especially when it came to big fights with quite a few enemies. Escaping such a situation was near impossible. Luckily, in Fallout 4, you’ll be able to sprint away to and from danger.
12. You can ride in vehicles.
During the launch trailer, there’s a moment where you see the character blow up a huge hovercraft of some sort, well according to reports, you can drive those. Along with bikes and other vehicles too. This was likely added due to the much larger wasteland than ever before. Like the need for Roach in Witcher 3.