At the conference QuakeCon 2018 Bethesda told and showed how the pumping system and PvP mode will work in the upcoming Fallout 76. Players are waiting for the updated system S.P.E.C.I.A.L., card-perks and unique abilities from mutations.
The developers of the game told that in Fallout 76 the system of S.P.E.C.I.A.L., familiar to the fans of the series will return, but it will work differently – by pumping any characteristic, you increase the number of perks attached to it, which you can use at a time.
Like the feature points, new perks are issued with the level increase, but in Fallout 76 they got a new form: perks are now made in the form of ability cards, which when activated take a slot in the field of one of the characteristics – the number of slots is limited.
Perks-cards will be given randomly in special sets: first, the player will receive a set with abilities cards every 2 levels, and later every 5 levels. In each set of players waiting for 4 random cards perks. Perks can be pumped: combine several identical cards into one to enhance the effect.
It is important to note that card-perks can be changed during the game. Moreover, the developers assure that timely replacement of cards for the current situation will be a very important element of Fallout 76, which will make it possible to succeed in the game. In addition to conventional per code cards, there will be unique abilities – such perks can be obtained during a mutation after irradiation with radiation.