Live action trailers are usually pretty cheesy. Whether the cheesiness is intentional or not, we almost always find ourselves grimacing at the disconnect between seeing an actual human in a trailer, instead of the pixels and polygons that we expect.

But this time may be the first time where live action not only works, but makes perfect sense. All the human characters in Fallout 76 are just that–human–and showing them as actual humans in the trailer really drives that point home. Everyone you’ll encounter in the wastelands of Appalachia, Bethesda’s post-war version of West Virginia, is an actual human being who also owns a copy of the game; just as everyone in the trailer is an actual human being. If Bethesda’s making sure we’re aware of this, they’re doing a good job; it makes me wonder just how much we’ll be reminded of that in the game itself (which would be a good thing!).

Fallout 76 will be released on November 14th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The B.E.T.A will have its second four-hour session tomorrow (October 30th) from 10 am to 2 pm AEDT–but remember, the B.E.T.A program is there to “intentionally break the game.” Watch the official live action trailer below:

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