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What is Fallout 76 Survival Mode? Beta release date, how to play and more

Published: 22/Mar/2019 14:27 Updated: 22/Mar/2019 15:08

by Matt Porter

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Bethesda have officially announced the arrival of a brand new game mode for Fallout 76 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 named Survival Mode.

Survival Mode will be released as a beta, and will be seperate from the main game, offering fans of the post-apocalyptic title a new, more aggressive way to play the action RPG.

Bethesda officially announced Survival Mode as part of their ‘Inside the Vault’ series, which breaks down upcoming changes and new additions to the game, on Thursday, March 21, with rewards available to those who can compete the challenges inside the mode.

BethesdaPlayers will go head-to-head in the newest Fallout 76 mode.

What is  Fallout 76 Survival Mode?

Survival Mode is a new version of Fallout, where players can still loot, explore and complete quests as normal, but can also launch attacks on other players in the game. Players will drop all of their junk alongside a random amount of aid items, which the survivor can then take and use themselves.

Players will also earn twice as many Caps in Survival Mode, and players can use their Caps to place a bounty on the head of those who take you out. There is no Seek Revenge respawn option though, so if you’re killed, you’ll have to hunt them down again to gain vengeance.

The mode has also been tuned to provide better combat, with weapons buffed to make them even more powerful in the right hands. Players will be able to respawn, but only in their own C.A.M.P., at Vault 76 or at one of the game’s Train Stations, although fast track will be limited around the map.

When does Fallout 76 Survival Mode launch?

Survival Mode will launch as a beta on Tuesday, March 26 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Bethesda have yet to announce how long the mode will be in beta.

Will Fallout 76 Survival Mode have leaderboards?

Yes, Fallout 76 Survival Mode will have leaderboards when it launches. These scoreboards will show players how long they have been able to stay alive in the Wasteland, alongside a number of different stats which will allow you to measure yourself against those who are also playing the game.

While many will aim to be at the top of the leaderboard, you may want to avoid being there too long, as the three players in the lobby who have remained alive the longest will have an automatic bounty on their head.

BethesdaPlayers will be able to see how they stack up against over players.

What rewards will Survival Mode players recieve?

Survival Mode will have also include a number of weekly challenges for Fallout 76 players to complete, with each week granting a new legendary weapon as a reward for finishing the tasks.

Players who complete the first week’s challenges will receive the ‘Crushing Blow’ M79 Grenade Launcher, which deals double damage to enemies who have full health, and also does an additional 50% damage to limbs.

BethesdaPlayers who complete the first set of weekly challenges will earn the ‘Crushing Blow’ Grenade Launcher.

How do I play Fallout 76 Survival Mode?

Survival Mode is only available to those who already own the full version of the game. When the game boots up, players will be taken to the main screen, where they can choose between the normal version of the game and Survival Mode.

BethesdaA look at the Fallout main menu with the Survival Mode option.

Fallout 76’s Survival Mode beta launches on March 26. Make sure to stay tuned to @Dexerto for all the latest news surrounding the new mode.

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Fallout TV show coming to Amazon Prime

Published: 2/Jul/2020 18:49 Updated: 2/Jul/2020 19:31

by Alan Bernal

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Bethesda Game Studios and Amazon are creating a Fallout TV series based off of the developer’s legendary RPG.

The studio is working with producers at Kilter Films Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the minds behind HBO’s critically acclaimed series Westworld, Bethesda announced. Amazon has licensed the rights to the Fallout franchise, paving the way for a full series commitment from the entertainment giant.

“Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time… So we’re incredibly excited to partner with Todd Howard and the rest of the brilliant lunatics at Bethesda to bring this massive, subversive, and darkly funny universe to life with Amazon Studios,” Joy and Nolan said in a joint statement.

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Amazon and Westworld creators are teaming up for a Fallout TV show.

Kilter and Amazon have an overall deal that will see them bring multiple shows to the Prime Video service. The Fallout series is reportedly in the development stages.

The world of Fallout and the miniature stories within the main campaigns of the titles give the producers a rich catalogue of lore and characters that could be integrated into series of their own.

“Fallout is an iconic global franchise, with legions of fans worldwide and a rich, deeply compelling storyline that powers it. And Jonah and Lisa are the perfect storytellers to bring this series to life,” Chief Operating Officer and Co-Head of Television at Amazon Studio, Albert Cheng said.

While the announcement confirms that a full show is in the works, Executive Producer at Bethesda Todd Howard has been looking to make a show on Fallout for quite some time.

“Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen,” Howard said. “But it was clear from the moment I first spoke with Jonah and Lisa a few years ago, that they and the team at Kilter were the ones to do it right.”

The name of the series is currently being referred to only as ‘Fallout,’ though that can change depending on the development of the show.

Details for the upcoming series are scarce as the studio ended their brief announcement teaser with the test pattern that’s been synonymous with the Fallout series that reads: “Please stand by.”