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Fallout 76 Offline Modes: Can You Play Fallout 76 Offline?

With the franchise’s past efforts, people are scrambling to find out if a Fallout 76 offline mode will be available. With its focus on a multiplayer shared world, this is an unlikely outcome, but there is a chance you could play Fallout 76 offline. So will Bethesda let you play the game logged off from the servers?

Can you Play Fallout 76 Offline?

The short answer is that you cannot play Fallout 76 offline. Pete Hines, the senior vice president of marketing and communications at Bethesda, confirmed this via Twitter. He said that “it’s a server based game… [so] I don’t see us completely re-engineering it to somehow be an offline game that is entirely client based.” In addition to this, the marketing around the game revolves heavily around playing with others, so you definitely can’t play Fallout 76 offline.

However, there are ways for you to play by yourself if it is only the multiplayer aspect you are concerned with. As we have discussed before, single-player is somewhat achievable in the latest entry to the Fallout franchise. There will be support for single-player servers later on in the game’s plans, and quests will not be tied exclusively to other players. They will be given out through environmental objects such as robots and terminals. Additionally, there will be restrictions on PVP and griefing, thus giving you as much of a single-player experience as possible in an always-online game. But there is no way to play the game if you have connection issues, or if the servers go down.

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