How to play as a Ghoul in Fallout 76
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How to play as a Ghoul in Fallout 76? Answered

This feature will require a little more patience.

Bethesda recently confirmed that players will be allowed to play as a Ghoul in Fallout 76, an iconic character of the series that resembles a walking corpse and is immune to radiation effects. If you’re looking to play as a Ghoul immediately in Fallout 76, we have some unfortunate news for you.

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Can you play as a Ghoul in Fallout 76?

There seems to be some confusion surrounding the ability to play as a Ghoul in Fallout 76. While it will definitely become a feature since Bethesda has confirmed it, it won’t become available to players until early next year (2025). The exact date when players can play as a Ghoul is currently undetermined and we will have to wait for more information from the developers.

What’s it like to play as a Ghoul in Fallout 76?

While playing as a Ghoul isn’t available at the time of writing, it looks like the wait is going to be well worth it. According to an interview between PCGamesN and Bethesda, playing as a Ghoul isn’t purely cosmetic and will grant players unique abilities, perks, and playstyles.

For example, Ghouls will be able to harness radiation to grant the player additional powers and buffs. Additionally, specific factions will react differently to Ghouls.

The good news is that if you end up not liking the Ghoul’s playstyle in Fallout 76, then you’ll have the opportunity to change back to a human. This removed any worries that I had, since now it’s confirmed that I won’t have to restart my entire game if playing as a Ghoul just isn’t doing it for me.

How to play as a Ghoul in Fallout 76

Once Ghouls become available in Fallout 76, playing as one isn’t as simple as selecting the option to do so. Instead, players must reach level 50 to unlock a quest that leads them to transform into a Ghoul. It’s not clear yet what the quest will entail, but since Bethesda has made it clear that they got the idea from the Fallout show on Amazon, we can only assume that the quest will be inspired by it.

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Christian is a contributing writer for PC Invasion and has been writing about the game industry for almost two years. He has found joy in a never-ending list of games, with some of his favorites being Elden Ring, The Last of Us, Final Fantasy, and Resident Evil. While he has a bachelor's degree in business, he decided to follow his dream and write about what he loves most. Outside of writing, you can find him listening to all types of podcasts, especially True Crime.