It may a shambling ghoul of a game at this point, but Bethesda has little choice but to keep working at Fallout 76 and try to make it come good. Bethesda recently announced a new PvP survival mode for Fallout 76 which got a section of the fan base raging. The developer has quickly reassured fans this isn’t the only new content coming to Fallout 76 in March, with plans in place for additional PvE end-game content.
“We’re also seeing the thoughts being shared by those of you who’d like to see more PVE content, and while I can’t spoil any details just yet, I will say that Survival mode won’t be the only new content coming to Fallout 76 in March, so stay tuned!” wrote Bethesda on the Fallout 76 subreddit.
Just what form that PvE content is going to take isn’t clear yet, although players who’ve exhausted the fairly threadbare content so far are understandably keen to hear more.
For those who enjoy things of a more brutal nature though, the player-versus-player Survival mode should up the ante significantly. It sounds like a griefer’s dream come true. Survival will be a separate mode than encourages competitive PvP with fewer restrictions on PvP combat. Survival will be functionally similar to Adventure mode. There’ll be the exact same quests, events, and story found in Adventure mode, only this time players can absolutely batter one another with few restrictions or repercussions. Survival mode automatically flags all players except teammates as hostile. It’s kill or be killed.
Controversially, progress in one mode carries over to the other. Bethesda is encouraging fans to make a new character for Survival mode, but if everyone is bringing over their top-level existing characters that doesn’t exactly sound like a recipe for fun. Players will be level scaled in order to avoid massive imbalances but better gear, abilities and wealth is surely going to play into the hands of higher-level characters.
Survival mode is coming in March although we’ll have to stay tuned to see just what Bethesda’s plans are for the PvE content. It doesn’t sound as if they’ve got long to turn around the type of content that’ll satisfy players unless Bethesda has a robust post-launch schedule already planned for Bethesda long before its launch. It goes without saying that PvE content is incredibly important to Fallout 76's long-term success. It's the reason most Fallout fans play the games in the first place and, for many, the online elements of Fallout 76 are just getting in the way of a proper new Fallout RPG.
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