Fallout 76 received its first new dungeon yesterday: The Burrows. It takes players into a maze of underground sewers, but unlike Bethesda’s other recent additions to the game, it’s short-lived and underwhelming.
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The latest Fallout 76 patch added a new mode called Survival, which is currently in beta.
It’s separate from the main game, which has now been retitled Adventure, though players can still explore it using existing characters—which they’ll definitely want to do if they don’t want to get torn to shreds.
Three months after the game’s disappointing launch, Bethesda has announced its plans for Fallout 76 throughout the rest of 2019, including new modes, story quests and vault raids.
Over the weekend, a group of Fallout 76 players encountered a glitch that transported them inside the otherwise inaccessible Vault 63, one of the three locked vaults scattered throughout the game’s world.
They didn’t find much inside, but took pictures anyway before reaching out to Bethesda Support to explain what happened, for fear the game’s continued glitchiness might get them banned. The good news is that Bethesda says they won’t be.
Like some cruel and bewildering joke, Fallout 76 players have discovered that the game’s latest patch accidentally re-broke something that had previously been fixed, and they are not happy.
In a blog post today Bethesda announced that Fallout 76’s upcoming new player-vs.-player mode will go into beta in March and will be called Survival. Unlike in the regular game, the stakes in Survival will be higher, with no rules of engagement and the potential to lose more valuable items if you die.
Fallout 76 is getting less broken every day. Bethesda said in today’s “Inside the Vault” post that in the last week alone it’s fixed 150 bugs, with more fixes coming in the future. Two problems Bethesda is still working on, it says, are unbalanced end-game weapons and cheating.
As a post-apocalyptic online survival sim, Fallout 76 allows players to team up, trade with one another, or try to kill each other. This freedom is part of the game’s appeal, but when it’s coupled with exploits that allow some players to become ultra powerful, the result can be a game world that feels inhospitable and unfair. Recently, some players have been using exploits to get high level weapons illicitly, while other players have tried to stop them.