Fallout 76: 10 Things You Must Do First

Go watch a movie while that day-one patch downloads.

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Fallout 76 has just been released, and it's fair to say that the response from fans has been pretty divisive to say the least.

Whatever you make of Bethesda's latest open-world title so far, your first few hours exploring the sprawling world of Appalachia can be extremely daunting given the sheer wealth of information the developer hurls at the player.

But fear not, because having been through the trial-by-fire ourselves, we've got some pointers for the activities you absolutely, positively must make a priority.

Obviously the game has a gigantic, sprawling suite of events, missions and monsters to tackle, but if you want to get a leg-up from the outset and maximise your perspective of the world in those opening hours, here's what you should be doing.

But if you haven't even bought the game yet, here's an extra tip for you: Fallout 76's day-one patch weighs in at a hefty 55GB, so you might want to watch a movie, go for a jog or have something prepared to pass 90 minutes of your life.

And with that in mind, here are the 10 things you must do first...

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