A subtle detail in the recent Fallout 76 reveal trailer is believed to have hinted at the game’s release date, but there is one significant problem with the theory.
At the very start of the reveal trailer, a clock can be seen with a date on it. The year reads 2102, teasing where the game will fall in the series’ timeline, and the date beside the year appears to be October 27th. Many believe this to be the developer’s way of sneaking the game’s release date into the trailer, and while such an Easter egg seems very much like something Bethesda Game Studios would do, there is one key problem with this theory: the date lands on a Saturday this year.
Games almost never launch on Saturdays, with Tuesday, Friday, and (occasionally) Sunday being the traditional days of the week for physical game releases. That said, the trailer could be hinting at a release window for the game, with the actual release landing on the Friday before (October 26th) or the Tuesday after (October 30th).
This would conflict with the July release date that was recently leaked from an Amazon listing, but an October release seems a little more in line with expectations. Not only would it more closely align with the reveal-to-launch pattern of Fallout 4, the series’ previous installment, but there are details in the trailer alluding to Halloween—although this could just be because we are viewing the world at a time right before the holiday.
Less predictable than its date is how the game will actually play. Many are anticipating a return to the classic wasteland exploration of recent installments, but reports suggest Fallout 76 will be closer to games like Day Z, with a focus on competitive multiplayer survival. Whatever direction the game takes, fans will learn more from Bethesda’s upcoming E3 showcase.
Source: Game Rant