No, You Can’t Play Fallout 76 Offline so Stop Asking Pete Hines

No, You Can’t Play Fallout 76 Offline so Stop Asking Pete Hines

Allowing offline play would require Fallout 76 to be completely re-engineered.

Since its announcement at E3 earlier this year, Fallout 76 has been polarising its fanbase. Most of the concerns center around the game's focus on online play, though some had assumed that there would also be an offline option for players to dive into. Unfortunately, this is not the case, as confirmed by Pete Hines over on Twitter.

Hines revealed this interesting piece of info during an exchange with a fan on Twitter. The fan asked whether or not there were any plans to add offline features to the game in the future, an idea which Hines quickly shut down.

It seems that due to Fallout 76 being so reliant on servers, switching to an offline, client-based style of play would be difficult. This pretty much silences any hopes fans might have had for venturing out into the nuclear wastelands of West Virginia alone, though Bethesda has made it clear that Fallout 76 isn't all about multiplayer.

While Fallout 76 is an online-only experience, it is possible to play solo. Servers will always have other players in them however, and a lot of the fun does seem to be focused on teaming up to craft, build and scavenge in the massive open world environment.

For more on Fallout 76, you can head over to our Fallout 76 Guides hub. It's got everything we know about the game so far including info on base building, the nukes system, and more.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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