Fallout 76 Nuke blast effect is being highly criticized by the community already but a Reddit comparison with an 11-year old Crysis has added fuel to the fire. Fallout 76 Nuke blast effect is being called “trash” and some are saying it “sucks.” They good reason to think this way as the blast looks like a mesh with the same animation everytime with randomized texture scrolling.
The lack of shockwave, no ringing ear effect, and surrounding trees acting as if they couldn’t care less about the whole situation. In the end, Fallout 76 Nuke blast is just a mushroom could with an orange fog. But when you look at Crysis, it has all the right effects and it actually feels like a nuke going off.
Meanwhile, in West Virginia, a nuke explosion feels just like a regular missile going off in the distance but with a giant mushroom cloud.
Comparison of the Nuke in Fallout 76 (2018) vs the Nuke in Crysis 1 (2008).
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All that was done with the footage above is modders adding better textures to the whole scene. If this can be achieved by an 11-years old game Bethesda should really stop hiding behind its trademark Fallout games templet and come up with something better.
Fallout 76 feels outdated and its nuke explosion just looks uninspired. And it not like the game is months away and there is still time to make changes, Fallout 76 is less than a month away at this point.
The game is releasing on November 11 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Judging by the negative reception of the beta gameplay, Bethesda would need to make some notable post-release changes to the game, especially, to the Fallout 76 Nuke blast effect.
We have seen non-nuclear explosions in video games done better than what Fallout 76 has to offer in 2018. Hopefully, Bethesda would listen to the feedback shared by the community.