'Fallout 76' Team Takes on Logged-Character Looting and Trading

The closer we get to Fallout 76 launch day, the more we learn about the Wasteland that's going online for the first time in the franchise's history as Bethesda's Pete Hines continue to clue fans in on what's different with the upcoming title.

A popular concern many have about the world going online is griefers and other means that allow enemy players to make the experience less enjoyable. Though Bethesda has already gone into great detail about how they are preventing online toxicity and punishing said griefers, Hines took a quick moment out of his day-to-day to address one Survivor that had a question regarding logged looting:

In games like ARK: Survival Evolved, if you logged out other players could still technically cannibalize your corpse for goods. Luckily, that part of "survival" will be left out of this particular wasteland, meaning players can log out peacefully knowing that their gear is intact and their bodies are safe and sound.

Hines also replied to another interested player about trading and how much control players will have over the role they decide to play:

What about you? What are your thoughts about everything we've learned so far about our online return to the Wasteland? Sound off with your comments, questions, and concerns in the comment section below and tell us what you think!

We've got tons of Fallout 76 coverage pouring in. To stay up to date on the latest news, check out our full community hub right here to stay in the know 24/7. As for the game itself, the next entry into the Fallout series debuts on Nov. 14th on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

For those looking to take to the Wasteland on Xbox, there's a pretty sweet bundle available now.


According to the team over at Microsoft, "Pre-order the Xbox One X Fallout 76 Bundle and experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe. With support for 4K resolution and HDR, Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim and Fallout 4 welcome you to Fallout 76, the online prequel where every surviving human is a real person. Twenty-five years after the bombs fall, you and your fellow Vault Dwellers – chosen from the nation's best and brightest – emerge into post-nuclear America. Play solo or join together as you explore, quest, and build your way to triumph against the wasteland's greatest threats."