Fallout 76 to let players remove PvP restrictions in 2019

Fallout 76 is a shared-world multiplayer survival game for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. The title marks an all-new direction for Bethesda's establishing post-apocalyptic role-playing series, allowing groups of survivors to explore, build settlements, and uncover secrets of West Virginia. It's a multiplayer experience which requires you to work together and form alliances.

While the team has released a lot of patches over the past two months, there are even bigger changes coming next year. The most significant one of them all has to be the fact that player vs. player (PvP) restrictions will be removed if you so choose. This will allow further collaboration or competitive play, depending on what mode is active.

2018 is coming to a close, but we're excited to share a little more with you about what you can expect in 2019... we are still actively investigating and addressing issues and listening to your feedback. In January we'll be back with more updates and news on what new content we're excited to share with you... In mid-January, we will be releasing another patch that contains many fixes, including fixes for the Lever-Action Rifle reload animation, some perk cards, and we're dealing some crowd control at the Whitespring by implementing a fix for the robots duplicating on the resort grounds... We understand that sometimes the patch notes themselves aren't enough, and you want to know why we're making certain balance changes or adjustment. Beginning in 2019, patch notes will include some brief thoughts from our developers that hopefully gives the community more insight into the changes we're making and why. We're also hard at work on a new mode where you can work together, or not, without PvP restrictions. We're already having fun playing it at the office and we're hopeful to roll it out to all of you sometime in the first quarter of the year... We'll have a lot more to share throughout 2019.

Hopefully this new mode — especially when it comes to competitive play — will be balanced and fair. However, only time will tell. We'll let you know next year.

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