Fallout 76 is unique within its franchise due to its focus on multiplayer over a single player RPG campaign. This multiplayer focus has led to a lot of confusion surrounding how the game will play and how players will get together with their friends when they’re ready to take on some raiders. With the beta in full swing we can now dive into these features and figure out how this stuff works, and how to hit the ground running on day one. To help with that, here’s a quick guide on how to play with your friends in Fallout 76.
First off, this will be a little bit different depending on the platform you are playing on. The broad strokes are the same though, so just modify stuff as necessary depending on if you’re playing on PS4, Xbox One, or PC. The basics are that you need to be friends with the other player on whatever service you play on, so PSN, Xbox Live, or Bethesda’s PC launcher.
Once you are friends on that service you just open the Social menu within Fallout 76. There you will find your friends listed, or can search and add them on PC. From here you need to get onto the same server by either joining the player you want to play with, or inviting them to join you instead. Once that is done you should be able to see them in your game, and then join together into a team through the Social menu once again. There are other ways to get into a Team though, including finding them in-game and using the menu that appears, or finding them on the map and joining/inviting them that way.
Once on a team you can fast travel to each other and work together to achieve various tasks. XP will be shared for kills by your teammate as well, and other perks will be available. In short, acting as a team is great and you should do it whenever possible. Now that you know how to play with friends in Fallout 76 hopefully you get to do it often.