How Does the Fallout 76 PvP System Work?

Becoming a Wanted Murderer

If you want to fight a friend or be evil towards a stranger, keep in mind that you will become a wanted murderer with a bounty on your head, once you kill someone that hasn’t attacked you first or has the wanted murderer status.

You will be visible to everyone on your server and there is no damage reduction for players who attack you. Yes, other players will be able to see your distinguished name and respective bounty in their maps. You don’t earn any rewards for killing anyone who tries to kill you either.

So, playing as a wanted murdered works as a personal challenge. You’re basically putting yourself to the test if you can stay alive and fight the entire server on your own.

Engaging into Player Duels

Starting PvP is very easy in Fallout 76, you just have to fire upon someone who’s not part of your team. If the person fires back, then you can have a proper duel and fight to the death!

If you are defeated, you can always respawn and click on the “Seek Revenge” to find your killer within the next few minutes. Then, you can try to kill him/her again at the price of losing some more caps and loot. If you are defeated once again, of course!

Hunter/Hunted Radio Channel

There is one more feature that will make the difference for you if you are a PvP adept. In Fallout 76, you can tune into the Hunter/Hunted radio station. You can get assassination targets and mark yourself as one for an awesome deathmatch in West Virginia.

Keep in mind that only listeners can be selected for this challenge. However, the hunter-hunting targets are rarely the same. As such, the person you are hunting is probably not the person assigned to take you down and vice-versa.

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The Fallout 76 PvP System Has Its Own Agenda

Overall, I think it’s safe to say that Fallout 76 has its own agenda when it comes to PvP. You won’t find the typical PvP system but that doesn’t mean things can’t work. Games always have rules and, in this case, you just have to adapt yourself to these new PvP rules.

The Fallout 76 PvP system focuses on five main points:

1. Friendly – PvP in Fallout 76 works more like a duel system, where friends and strangers can measure their skills and figure out who’s the strongest.

2. Casual – There is no place for massive PvP, zerg feasts or non-stop griefing in the Fallout 76 PvP system. It’s a casual and fun environment for everyone.

3. Fair – It’s not a simple matter of being casual… The PvP system in Fallout 76 focus on balancing things out to provide a fair fighting experience.

4. Impact – Killing in Fallout 76 should have a meaning and an impact. If you’re going to kill someone, then you should have a good reason to face the consequences.

5. Strategy – PvP events can aid players to contest rare items and resources. Killing can ultimately be a tool for greater power.

Do you agree with this agenda? If you have any questions about the Fallout 76 PvP system, then let us know in the comment section below.

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Marta Branco
Marta Branco is an experienced digital marketer with an international background. She has contributed to the video game industry, by collaborating with Unigamesity and VgamerZ in the past. She has been a gamer since always and at long last, she has founded a project dedicated to survival video games.


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