Fallout 76 released all the way back in 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Upon release, the open-world multiplayer game was slated for frankly being less than barebones and broken. Bethesda even admitted as much during their following presentation at E3 2019.
However, during that very presentation; the studio announced an upcoming update which they hoped would remedy the problems. For instance, while the base game didn't include any; the Wastelanders update would introduce NPC characters, story missions, and even more game modes — such as a battle royale called Nuclear Winter.
Said update released for all of the aforementioned platforms just last month — find out more on that here. What's more, Bethesda is now offering Fallout 76 for free (for a limited time). From now until May 18th, Fallout 76 can be downloaded and played for free on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via @Fallout). Those on console will need PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold respectively.
Additionally, double XP is now live in-game which will go a long way to give new players a headstart. Fallout 76 is also currently available for a discounted price in the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, and on Steam. While the game would usually cost $39.99, it's available for $29.99 at the moment. That's a 25% discount. Presumably, any progress you make during the free trial will carry over should you subsequently choose to purchase the game outright.
Bethesda Game Studios, the creators of Skyrim and Fallout 4, welcome you to Fallout 76, the online prequel where every surviving human is a real person.
Fallout 76 is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.