Bethesda mentioned that a new mode would be coming to Fallout 76

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
1 message Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view

Bethesda mentioned that a new mode would be coming to Fallout 76

Fallout 76 has always had a kind of pseudo-PvP, allowing players to fight one another but only through mutual consent. If you shot at someone who never shot you back, damage would be greatly reduced to prevent random server-mates from killing you everywhere you went. Now, though, they’re introducing a new “Survival” mode specially for murdering one another. Though they’re aiming to release the mode into beta in March, they’ve teased some details about how it’s likely to work.

Despite the horrific launch of Fallout 76, Bethesda has worked to provide its players with regular updates on a weekly basis. However, many gamers only view these updates as Bethesda’s attempt to ‘finish’ the game, as some believe its extreme amount of bugs at launch suggest that it shipped unfinished. While the accuracy of this speculation remains a mystery, Bethesda is looking to regain some popularity among Fallout fans with its newest game mode, Survival.

Dubbed Survival, the new mode was devised to offer players a much more challenging PvP experience. "Since the launch of Fallout 76, we've received lots of feedback from some of our more competitive players who requested greater challenge, fewer restrictions, and more incentives when it comes to PVP combat," Bethesda wrote. "With this in mind, we began developing Survival mode, which will bring a new way for you to engage in even more demanding, high-stakes, and deadly adventures in Fallout 76." Buy Fallout 76 Caps from with the cheapest price and fast delivery.

Survival will be introduced in beta form, and will have have a few other changes to make it distinct from Adventure. When players die, they’ll have to respawn at either their CAMP or Vault 76, instead of near their body to rush back into the fight and reclaim your junk. Caps rewards will be doubled in PVP as well, encouraging bounty hunters. Bethesda notes that “these changes aren’t set in stone, and we’ll be looking to make adjustments based on playtesting and your feedback during the Survival Beta.”

The beta's March start date isn't set in stone, either. Bethesda says it's still working on "leaderboards and other features and may need more development time for testing." In any case, Survival mode is on the way, so if you're among the group that wishes the Wasteland had more good old-fashioned gunfights, you'll get to run wild soon enough.

As for Patch 5, the majority of fixes are still directed at bugs and glitches that remain in-game. However, weapon and armor modifications are also set to change. Due to an issue with players unintentionally scrapping mods, the process must now be done manually with any modifications that are loose. Furthermore, both the the Two-Shot and Explosive legendary mods have received balance tweaks to adjust the damage output.