Bethesda took to the stage during its E3 2019 press conference to lay out a content roadmap for the future of Fallout 76.
Fallout 76 has suffered from a bit of a disastrous launch and subsequent few months, with issues from everything from bugs and glitches to customer service problems.
Bethesda has decided to put a lot of time and effort into the game to make it a little more…Fallout-esque, and it’s starting by adding in a battle royale mode.
Known as Nuclear Winter, Fallout 76‘s battle royale mode has been tested out by some players already, and unfortunately it’s not gone that well.
Nukes, which are present in the main Fallout 76 game, are more readily-available in its battle royale counterpart. You still need to collect codes to activate them but they’re more common.
At around the 3:30 mark in the video below you can see the moment Rifle Gaming attempted to make use of the thing, and yeah…it didn’t go that well.
Once a player activates the nuke, everything sets on fire and you’ve got just a couple of second to get the heck out of dodge and leave the blast area.
If the fire doesn’t kill you, then you’re likely to succumb to the nuke when it comes crashing down.
It’s definitely a unique mechanic to see in the over-saturated battle royale market.
Is it a good mechanic? Well, we’ll just have to test it out and see for ourselves.
Let’s hope that Fallout 76‘s Nuclear Winter mode can help salvage the game into something a little more playable.
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