Is Fallout 76 down? Bethesda confirms downtime for nuke silo hot fix - January 2 [UPDATE] - Dexerto

Is Fallout 76 down? Bethesda confirms downtime for nuke silo hot fix – January 2 [UPDATE]

Published: 2/Jan/2019 19:56 Updated: 2/Jan/2019 20:48

by Wyatt Donigan


UPDATE – January 2, 2019 (3:47pm EST) 

Bethesda has announced an end to the maintenance and have brought Fallout 76 back online for all users.

Bethesda has taken Fallout 76 offline for an emergency maintenance period to fix an issue with nuclear silos in the game. 

While Bethesda continues to try and improve on Fallout 76 in the early days of 2019, they have been met with yet another major bug. 

At the start of the new year, Fallout 76 players quickly discovered that they were unable to use nuclear weapons, a major draw of the newest iteration of the game. 

In order to fix this issue, Bethesda has taken the game offline in order to nail down the problem and apply a hotfix. 

Normally, nuclear codes are released into the wild each week, giving players the chance to track them down for their own use. 

This week, however, the codes found were the same as last week, making them completely unusable. 

After first making the silos themselves inaccessible, Bethesda has now taken the game offline to solve the issue. 

BethesdaFallout 76 has experienced yet another problem just as 2019 got under way.

No time frame for the maintenance period was given, but we expect it to last a couple of hours based on previous Fallout 76 maintenance times. 

Be sure to follow us @Dexerto on Twitter for any updates on this unexpected maintenance downtime.


Fallout TV show coming to Amazon Prime

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

by Alan Bernal


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.

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.”