Fallout 76 News: Latest patch brings quality of life changes, Survival Mode, more PvE content
Bethesda continue to work out the kinks in Fallout 76. Though the game had a rough launch to say the least, with multiple bugs and other issues outside the game, the company may have found a way to fix one of their biggest issues.
When Fallout 76 was announced, fans were really looking forward to the PvP aspect of the world. However, upon launch, those hopes were sent crashing to the ground.
Not only would certain bugs, like invincible players, make PvP impossible, but the promise of setting up a trap for unsuspecting passers-by or protecting your fortified base from invaders became untenable, as you essentially had to ask other players if they wanted to fight.
Well, that's not going to be much of an issue anymore. Bethesda announced "Survival Mode" back in January, which promised to deliver the experience fans were looking for in the first place.
If you simply like Fallout 76 the way it is though, you won't have to worry about the game you love disappearing. When you launch the game, you'll be able to choose between "Adventure" and "Survivor Mode", allowing you to continue to play through the game as usual should you not want to worry about the PvP aspects of the game.
Survivor Mode keeps the majority of the game intact. Quests, events and storylines will be exactly the same as they are in Adventure Mode. The only difference is that players can now immediately launch into a firefight at a second's notice.
You'll be able to create a separate character for Survival, but if you'd like to bring your Adventure Mode character over, you'll be free to do so. However, anything that happens in either mode will affect your character in the other.
For those of you that want to solely focus on the PvE side of Fallout 76, Bethesda have a big content drop set over the next few months called "Wild Appalachia." This will bring special events, new quests, items and much more to the game.
Aside from all that, Bethesda has brought some quality of life changes and minor tweaks to the current game. You can check them out below:
- Stash limit increased to 800 pounds.
- M79 Grenade Launcher and Auto Grenade Launcher now classified as Heavy Weapons and will receive benefits from Heavy Weapons perks, except heavy gunner. However, they will be boosted through the Demolitions Expert perk.
- Accidentally damaging a player's C.A.M.P. won't automatically tag you as WANTED.
- Player Icons display more throughout the map.
- Quest containers during the Feed the People and Path to Enlightenment events only accept quest items.
Bethesda will continue to roll out changes like these and will bring previews to any Wild Appalachia content when the time comes. All fixes are scheduled to drop when Patch 6 releases next week.
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