Is Fallout 76 down? Bethesda confirms downtime for server maintenance on all platforms - December 5 [UPDATED] - Dexerto

Is Fallout 76 down? Bethesda confirms downtime for server maintenance on all platforms – December 5 [UPDATED]

Published: 5/Dec/2018 23:48 Updated: 6/Dec/2018 2:13

by Wyatt Donigan


UPDATE – December 5, 2018 8:55pm ET

Bethesda has confirmed that Fallout 76 servers are now back online for all platforms.

Just a day after going down for scheduled maintenance for the December 4 Patch, Fallout 76 servers have once again been brought offline. 

Fallout 76 has had a bit of a rough road since the game released in November, as many players have spoken out about various issues both inside and outside the game.

Betheasda has been hard at work trying to fix many of the grievances from the community, which has led to a number of extended maintenance sessions during the game’s short lifespan.

On December 5, Bethesda confirmed on Twitter that Fallout 76 servers will be going down for maintenance for a period of two hours. 

In a post on Bethesda’s website, the downtime was said to be for all platforms as the company aims to address an unexpected service issue. 

We’re planning to bring Fallout 76 offline for maintenance across all platforms around 6:30 p.m. EST (23:30 UTC) to apply a hotfix that will address a service issue. We currently expect downtime will last around two hours. This timeframe may shift depending on our needs during maintenance, but we’ll be sure to let you know if that happens. We’ll also update this thread as soon as downtime is complete.

It might sound a bit odd for Bethesda to take the game offline just a day after the last major patch dropped, but it sounds as though there was an urgent issue they wanted to get taken care of as soon as possible.


This won’t be the last time that the game will likely go offline in 2018, however, as Bethesda has already confirmed at least two more major patches set to drop on December 11 and 18. 

Both patches will follow in the vein of the December 4 patch as the game is undergoing a number of changes to respond to player feedback. 

After addressing many of the major server issues the game presented at launch, Bethesda has now been digging into the actual gameplay to balance things out for the player base heading into 2019. 


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.”