'Fallout 4' release date, trailer: no level cap on upcoming game

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Fans and players getting their hands ready for Fallout 4will be in for a big treat, as the game developer recently announced that the new game would have an open-ended gameplay, and players can level up as much as they want to.

Bethesda recently made the announcement over their official Twitter account. “To fans who’ve asked: Fallout 4 doesn’t end when the main story is and over and there is no level cap,” they said. “You can keep playing and leveling.”

This is something new compared to the gameplay mechanics from the previous Fallout 3 as well as Fallout: New Vegas, where players can no longer revisit the game world once they finish the main story and the final battle. Once done, all other unaccomplished side quests and DLC side stories will be over, too.

Additionally, Fallout 3 had a level cap of 20, where after players reached level 20, they stop gaining additional EXP points for levelling up. On the other hand, Fallout: New Vegas had an initial level cap of up to level 30, which was increased by the addition of four different DLC expansions, giving an additional level cap of four each, therefore making the max level for the game up to level 50.

In a previous interview with Telegraph, Bethesda Game Studiosgame director Todd Howard described how Fallout 4 would see changes made with regards to VATS. “We found some ways to make it a bit, not a ton, but a bit more dynamic,” says Howard.

“We found some ways to make it a bit, not a ton, but a bit more dynamic,” he added. “It’s very, very slow and you’ll see the percentages change because the person is moving behind or coming out of a wall. So queuing up the shot at the right time matters. And while the playback is happening, the criticals are not random, you assign which shot is the critical one and you load up that bar. So it’s a little bit more under your control, not a lot, but just enough to make it feel better.”

Fallout 4 comes to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 10.