We'll update this article with the gameplay from the Showcase when it becomes available. We'll get to find out for ourselves after summer-Fallout 76 is due to arrive November 14, 2018, on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
The game is set before all the other Fallout games. These links leave Siliconera. A post from the official Bethesda Twitter account confirms this is the method and the second confirmation is via Fallout 76's Bethesda.net page. It sounds like the game requires an online connection, and it all runs on dedicated servers, according to Bethesda boss Todd Howard.
The game will feature PvP so don't worry about not being able to kill other people if that's what you're into. Or, solo. Online functionality works in a similar fashion to Sea of Thieves, instanced with limited players and the ability to group with friends. Also like previous Fallout collector's editions, these pre-orders will probably go fast and finding one without pre-ordering will be nigh impossible. Then, images of the Capitol building, Woodburn Hall at West Virginia University, The Greenbrier, the New River Gorge Bridge and even Mothman appeared in the preview for "Fallout 76".
After two weeks of feverish speculation, we now know exactly what Fallout 76 is going to be, and it's both everything and nothing like what you expected. The game is a dynamic, evolving experience that's being built with new rendering and lighting effects that allow for 16 times the detail and visibility of far-away weather distance.
Fallout 76 will have a B.E.T.A. The places where nuclear missiles land will create high-level gameplay zones with valuable resources that you won't necessarily be able to get elsewhere. They'll be available to any player to do whatever they want with it.