When it comes to post-apocalyptic RPGs there are very few series as well known as Bethesda’s Fallout. While the series has traditionally been a single-player experience, this changed in 2018 when Fallout 76 released and looked to bring Vault Dwellers together in an MMORPG version of this franchise. Despite suffering a very rocky launch and first year, Fallout 76 is finally starting to hit its stride thanks to the Wastelanders DLC. Not only did this offer a much better entry point for newcomers, but it finally brought human NPCs to the world. With so many new users joining the fight to retake Appalachia, one has to wonder if crossplay is available for Fallout 76.
Does Fallout 76 Have Crossplay?
Unfortunately no, Fallout 76 does not feature crossplay across Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Leading up to the game’s launch, Vice President of Bethesda, Pete Hines, posted on Twitter that the game does not have crossplay and he doesn’t have any idea if or when it will come. The subject has not been addressed since the game’s release in any serious capacity, so if you are hopping into Fallout 76 make sure your friends are all on the same system.
We don’t expect this to change since both the PS5 and Xbox Series X are suspected to arrive later this year. Recently, Fallout 76 arrived on Steam after only being available via the Bethesda.net Launcher. Thankfully, players could transfer their progress from the Bethesda Launcher to Valve’s service. However, there is no other cross-save feature available so don’t expect to carry your progress from PS4 to PC or Xbox One. Given how long it takes to actually reach the endgame, we strongly recommend you pick one system and stick with it.
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Now’s the best time to hop into Fallout 76 if you are considering it. Wastelanders has streamlined some of the game’s biggest issues, even if there is a lengthy grind midway through the new human-focused questline. Most of the major bugs have also been dealt with, but we do still encounter them from time to time. They aren’t game-breaking, at least the ones we’ve encountered, but it has screwed up a quest or two forcing us to restart the application. Additionally, the game’s battle royale mode, Nuclear Winter, is pretty dead and rarely has anything close to a full lobby.
If you are still on the fence about picking up Fallout 76, we have an article that goes into depth about both the pros and cons of the game in its current state. While this could certainly change, we only recommend Fallout 76 if you are willing to look past the game’s rough edges and bugs. It can be legitimately fun roaming around Appalachia and Bethesda has done a great job implementing quality of life changes. The game very much feels like Fallout, but it does lack the depth that many expect of the MMORPG genre.
Regardless of where you play it, don’t expect crossplay for Fallout 76 any time soon!