For a long time, Fallout 76 was something of a dirty term, but it has clawed its way out of the radioactive waste and made itself into something really worth playing - so we'll be taking a look to see if it supports cross-play and what the multiplayer options are.


The player count in recent times has skyrocketed due to the smash hit Fallout TV series that has old and new fans alike scrambling to make their own Fallout memories.

Hopefully, director Jonathan Nolan and his team can repeat the trick for Fallout season 2, though much intrigue surrounds how they will navigate a familiar Fallout locale teased in the final episode of season 1.

If you haven't any pals interested in travelling around post-apocalyptic Appalachia, then it's worth checking out the Fallout 4 next-gen update.

Though Todd Howard giveth, Todd Howard taketh, as this update is set to throw mods a curveball - and has even pushed back the ambitious Fallout: London.

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But we're here for the multiplayer goodness, so let's tread on!

Is Fallout 76 cross-platform?

No, unfortunately Fallout 76 is not cross-platform, meaning that cross-play between PC, Xbox and PlayStation is not possible - although Steam and Game Pass players can play together on PC servers.

The bad news continues, sadly, as progression is not carried across different consoles, meaning that even if you log into your same Bethesda account on another platform, you won’t have access to your character, as they are locked to a specific server.

With that in mind, if you have friends who play Fallout 76, make sure to pick up a copy for the platform they play on or you’ll have to buy it twice, or make new friends to play with!

How does Fallout 76 multiplayer work?

In Fallout 76, you can team up with up to three other players and take on quests across the Appalachian wasteland.

In your team, you will have six goals to choose from:

  • Hunting
  • Roleplay
  • Events
  • Exploration
  • Building
  • Casual

If you’re familiar with Fallout 4, then you’ll love the building mode in Fallout 76 as it is even more expansive, meaning you can create some truly impressive bases.

You will be playing in a server with a 24-player capacity, and you can engage in PvP with other players after you have reached a certain level.

These players can also raid your base, so you may need to be on the defence at times. Otherwise, you can turn on the ‘Pacifist’ mode and not have other players bother you.

There are quests and in-game events too, with Bethesda regularly bringing out new content.

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