Fallout 76: Bethesda shares details on new 'Survival' mode and upcoming balance patch - Dexerto

Fallout 76: Bethesda shares details on new ‘Survival’ mode and upcoming balance patch

Published: 24/Jan/2019 19:15 Updated: 24/Jan/2019 19:27

by Bill Cooney


Fallout 76 may have gotten off to a rocky start, but it seems like Bethesda is sticking with the game after releasing news about a new ‘Survival’ mode coming soon.

Since the launch of Fallout 76 Bethesda said they had received a lot of feedback from players who were looking for a more competitive PvP experience.

So they came up with Survival mode which promises “greater challenge, fewer restrictions, and more incentives when it comes to PVP combat.”


Fallout 76’s Survival mode is not a battle royale, instead, it’s another form of the main game that is accessed through the main menu.

Players can either create a new character for Survival mode, or use one of their existing ones while anything that affects characters in Adventure mode will also carry over into Survival mode, and vice-versa.

All players, except teammates or group mates, are automatically flagged as hostile towards one another in the new mode. Meaning there are no PvP restrictions, so you won’t have to wait for a player to fight back in order to take them out, which actually makes surprise attacks and ambushes possible.

The name ‘Survival’ isn’t just there to make the mode sound cool, players will only be allowed to spawn at their C.A.M.P. after being killed.

Bethesda is also planning to double the amount of caps rewarded for a kill, and make it so players have the chance to drop Aid and other items in addition to their junk, making each encounter a potential kill or be killed situation.

Survival will begin as a beta, and Bethesda said they would be making changes to the mode as players test it out, including a leaderboard for players to track their progress against others in Survival mode.

Bethesda also released patch notes when the announced Survival mode. Patch 5 should go live sometime towards the end of January, and the full patch notes can be read below:


We’re still targeting the end of January for the release of Patch 5. In addition to the changes we previewed in the last Inside the Vault, we’re pleased to share that we’re swatting another massive round of bugs with this patch, and implementing a number of changes based on feedback that players like you have shared with us on the forums, reddit, and social media, including:

  • Hotkey improvements for AZERTY keyboard layouts, which should help French-speaking players have an easier time when constructing their C.A.M.P.s.
  • A “(Known)” tag will now appear next to recipes and plans you’ve already learned in Vendor and player inventories, and trade menus.
  • The Traveling Pharmacy Perk will now correctly reduce the weight of RadAway and other Chems.
  • Early Warnings quest progress will no longer become stuck when crafting Upgraded Motors, and logging out after crafting Upgraded Motors will no longer reset the quest tracker to 0/5.
  • And much more!



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.”