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Fallout 76 trailer shows off C.A.M.P. basebuilding

The Garden of Eden Creation Kit—the G.E.C.K.—is a device of singular importance in the Fallout universe. It's a portable terraforming technology that can transform blasted chunks of wasteland into viable, life-supporting land in very short spans of time. In Fallout 76, players will establish their post-war settlements with a similar, but still very different, device called the Construction and Assembly Mobile Platform—the C.A.M.P.

The Camp (which, like Stalker, is how we will be stylizing it) is more of an emergency quick-start device than the Geck, providing "shelter, supplies, and safety" rather than a wholly-changed environment. It will also enable players to set up trading outposts to exchange goods with other players—the ones who aren't inclined to just take what you've got by force, anyway. The settlements look more primitive than some of the big, sprawling bases that were built in Fallout 4, although whether that's by design—Fallout 76 is set nearly 200 years before Fallout 4, in a wilder wasteland—or simply because nobody's had time to do anything really crazy with it yet, isn't clear. 

The quick clips of base-building seen in the trailer look very reminiscent of Fallout 4, which makes sense given that it's built on abandoned plans for multiplayer in that game. There's also a quick look at some of the new creatures that will appear in the game, like the Scorchbeast and the one that looks like a carved-from-rock version of Gossamer, and of course there's a nod to... what's that noise? 

Fallout 76 is set to come out on November 14. Follow that link for the lowdown on everything we know about it so far. 

Andy Chalk
Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.