Fallout 76 previews new Survival mode, triggering community commotion

    
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Oh, is that all.

Apparently, some people thought that wandering around an devastated, irradiated wasteland full of vicious mutant creatures wasn’t dangerous enough, which is exactly why Fallout 76 is adding its new Survival mode, which is currently preparing to enter beta testing. In the new mode, free-for-all PvP will be enabled by default, so players will have to stay on their toes to make sure they don’t get deleted from existence by their fellow vault dwellers.

To compensate for the increased danger, however, the game will also grant Survival-mode players greater rewards for succeeding in PvP, including double Caps for killing another player and the possibility to loot more of a player’s items after he or she dies. Right now, however, the exact rewards are still subject to change, but it seems that Bethesda wants to give players a little something extra for putting their virtual lives on the line.

It’s worth pointing out, too, that these recent details about the game’s Survival mode have caused a bit of commotion among the playerbase because of this bit from the official post: “You’re free to create new characters for Survival mode, and encouraged to do so, but you can also use your existing ones.” There’s been an outcry on the game’s subreddit from players who think that allowing existing characters to play Survival mode defeats the purpose, as they’ll come pre-equipped with weapons, armor, and supplies that may render the mode’s additional challenges irrelevant.

As of this writing, no fewer than three of the top posts on /r/fo76 are imploring Bethesda to reconsider allowing existing characters. Though for that matter, a not-insignificant number of the other posts seem to be imploring Bethesda to reconsider Survival mode altogether. It’s too late for that, however, as a comment from Community Manager Valseek on the game’s subreddit claims that the team is trying to have Survival mode ready to beta test by March.

Source: Official Site, /r/fo76. Thanks, Kinya!
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K38FishTacos

I don’t see a problem if pvpers can go play together on their own server and leave the pve people in peace to go about their garbage collecting.

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Bruno Brito

I honestly thought you were trashtalking PvE players,then i realized that that’s Fallout alright.

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oldandgrumpy

good way to thin out the player base

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Sorenthaz

The proposed Survival mode definitely sounds like hot garbage that will be dead on arrival at worst, or a hilariously bad trainwreck at best. They’d need to get rid of marking players on the map (unless they’re Wanted maybe) for it to be remotely close to not being a horrid gankfest abused by level 200+ players.

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Karma_Mule

Yeah the last couple times I tried playing I had content-starved high level players shooting me and trying to trash talk me but in such a bored-sounding way that it was almost comical.

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Mewmew

The high level players are bored. There isn’t really anything for them to do, so a number of them go around harassing people. Rather than put in cool new difficult content, they think giving them a new PvP mode will suffice.

The people are only trying to PvP because they’re so bored. They’ve done everything, got into the hundreds of levels, nothing is a challenge anymore and there is not really anything to lose anymore. Some of them decide to go around and harass other people (usually people far lower level than them, probably they don’t know that if those people do decide to fight back that they get a massive boost to make things more fair).

They could add some difficult high level content, but why do that when putting in a new PvP mode is so much easier and lazier.

I like the game, despite it being sloppily made. I enjoy playing, even though it’s using a modified old Fallout 4 engine that was never meant for multiplayer. But I just got bored of how little there is to do. They do have robot NPCs that give you things here and there but it’s still too empty. It’s an interesting start to a game that feels like it wasn’t finished but was released anyway.

Why can’t they listen to the Squeenix suggestion and take it down, fix it up to be something much better, and re-launch it as 2.0? We know that can work. FFXIV is now a thriving game instead of a dead one.

Take this mess down and do some major work and overhauling. Or is that too much for them? Maybe it is, considering just how slow they are to patch, all their horrible decisions and the game they did release. They obviously would need to hire on new people to do this, but in the end if they released the correct product it could definitely be worth it.

Sometimes something is beyond patching up and needs to just be let go.

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xpsync

Not sure why they continue to push a mode which seems of little interest to everyone playing F76?

I’m so busy lately i barely have time to even check this site, of little gaming time i have Warframe has taken a slight uptick but the rest is this game. I’m lvl 30’s and most people seem to be 150’s on average, how is that supposed to work? lol at my rate i’ll be forever be bantha fodder.

No one pvp’s as it is, peeps in their 150’s could have a clear win against lower level players such as myself yet are more than happy to help you out and never go for a kill.

Alright, we took a large negative hit at launch, because fans were not sure about it being online, but mostly because we included pvp too and most Fallout players were very worried about that. We really need to turn this game around, we desperately need develop new ideas. Solutions? what we got?

Let’s focus on forced pvp? Brilliant! Who the F#ck is steering this ship?

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A Dad Supreme

“Let’s focus on forced pvp? Brilliant! Who the F#ck is steering this ship?”

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K38FishTacos

Delete. Posted in wrong place.

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K38FishTacos

Isn’t it optional? OP says “In the new mode, free-for-all PvP will be enabled by default.” So if it’s a mode, that means you can choose it, right?

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A Dad Supreme

A new PvP mode to play old content with, but no new content.

Bethesda hates priorities.

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Nathan Aldana

Yeah uh..im no expert here on free for all pvp sandboxes but isnt allowing people who are like..level 100+ with great armor and weapons just..move over a great way to guarantee it becomes a killbox for newbies?

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Fenrir Wolf

In the voice of a certain portly plumber: Here we go! …again.

If Bethesda’s plan is to run the Fallout IP into the ground so that The Outer Worlds can swoop in and effortlessly become the new Fallout everyone always hoped for, wanted, and dreamt of? They’re certainly succeeding, with aplomb. And gusto!

Goodbye, Fallout. At this rate, the only thing that’s going to be missed about you is Goris.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

“You’re free to create new characters for Survival mode, and encouraged to do so, but you can also use your existing ones.”

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Greaterdivinity

I can’t tell if Bethesda just has such a different vision for the game than the community does, or at least what they were led to believe they should see, or if Bethesda is missing the mark on feedback by a mile.

Either way, good luck dudes. Make players happy.

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zuldar

Seems like a waste of development time.