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Is Fallout 4 Multiplayer? Answered

Can you play with friends in Fallout 4? Here’s everything you need to know.



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After watching the smash-hit TV show ‘Fallout’ which was released on April 10, 2024, multiple games saw a boost of players, old and new, as evidenced by Steam charts. Fallout 4 is the fourth main game in the series and many are wondering if Fallout 4 is multiplayer. If you’d like to play the game with friends, we have some good news and bad news.

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Is Fallout 4 Multiplayer?

Unfortunately, Fallout 4 is not a multiplayer game. It’s designed as a single-player experience where you explore the wasteland and complete quests on your own, at your own pace.

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There are some possible reasons why Fallout 4 doesn’t have multiplayer:

Design Focus

Bethesda, the developers of Fallout 4, likely decided to focus their efforts on creating an amazing single-player experience. Adding multiplayer can be very demanding in terms of development resources and can significantly impact core gameplay mechanics.

Technical Challenges

Fallout 4’s core systems might not have been built with multiplayer in mind. Implementing multiplayer functionality could introduce technical challenges like balancing the game for multiple players, ensuring smooth online interaction, chat, and handling potential in-game conflicts. It could be a huge endeavor which is why it has not been implemented.

Internal Testing

There have been reports that Bethesda experimented with a multiplayer mode for Fallout 4 but ultimately scrapped it because it wasn’t a good fit for the game.

It’s worth noting that there are mods available for Fallout 4 (like the Building Bridges mod) that attempt to add multiplayer functionality, but these can be buggy and unstable.

Is there a Multiplayer Fallout Game?

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Yes! If you’re looking for a multiplayer Fallout title, you’d want to check out Fallout 76, which is an online multiplayer game set in the Fallout universe. It reached its all-time peak after the Amazon Prime Video series released, with 22K+ players active at the time of writing.

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That was everything to know about multiplayer in Fallout. If you also want to know which PC and console games ended up becoming top grossing in the first quarter of 2024, here’s the list!

Maria is a part-time gamer, part-time painter and full-time Otaku. Her love for Anime started with Pokemon as she watched and drew Pikachu, Jigglypuff, and other cute Pokemon. Upon finding out about the games she became a big RPG fan. However, RPGs aren't the only type of game she likes. You can also find her maining Mileena, Kitana, and Johnny Cage in MK1.

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