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 three months, Bethesda promised even bigger changes for 2019. Well, it looks like the first major addition is "Survival" mode. In a post the company said, "last week... we briefly mentioned a new, more dangerous mode, which is separate from the main game and has fewer restrictions on player-versus-player (PvP) experiences, will be coming to Fallout 76 in a future update."
You can read the description of Survival mode below.
After launching the game, you'll be able to choose whether you'd like to play "Adventure" mode, which is Fallout 76 as you know it, or the new Survival mode. The same quests, events, and story will remain available in Survival mode, but other players will just be more hostile. Luckily, you can still use your existing characters in Survival mode. Your progress carries over in both modes so don't be reckless with ammunition.
Other changes like leaderboards for Survival mode are also planned. Bethesda plans to roll out the "Survival Beta" in March 2019. However, this date is also not "set in stone" and may change if there are significant issues.
Survival mode wasn't the only topic discussed in today's post. Another Fallout 76 patch is coming towards the end of January. Some of the major changes are listed below.
We'll keep you posted as soon as we know when the next patch will hit. It might be a while before Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players receive it because PC usually gets it a week in advance. What do you want to see out of Fallout 76? Let us know.
Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
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