Stop us if you saw this one coming: Bethsoft says it’s going to go ahead and keep Fallout 76’s Nuclear Winter mode “pre-beta sneak peek” online past the free trial week, specifically because it’s “been blown away by the reactions and responses” coming from players. Amazing, right?
To recap, Nuclear Winter is a 52-person battle royale mode confirmed at E3 and added to the game as a “test” this week while the game is freely accessible to all comers.
“The battle for the role of Vault 51’s Overseer has begun. In Nuclear Winter, you’ll take part in a 52-player fight to the death. Rank up, unlock new and exclusive Perks, deploy a C.A.M.P. and even launch nukes. As the ring of fire closes in, will you be the last one standing?”
The studio has previously promised a double expies event for players who stick around past the trial, too.
We streamed Fallout 76 as part of the free trial last night, and it didn’t exactly go well: While our streamer enjoyed the game and the ambiance, a large chunk of the stream was ruined by a high-level troll who followed and harassed her newbie character (and then chased her to Twitter). Not a great look for the game’s extant community.
We’re blown away by the response to Nuclear Winter. Thanks for playing!
With how much fun you’re having with this mode, we have decided to keep the pre-beta sneak peek of #NuclearWinter live in the game. Keep sharing feedback – there's more to come! https://t.co/6u9WgAXNf9 pic.twitter.com/Y4AoXbsPxH
— Bethesda Game Studios (@BethesdaStudios) June 14, 2019