QuakeCon 2019: Fallout 76’s private servers and new battle royale map

    
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During the Fallout 76 panel at QuakeCon this weekend, Bethsoft dished on some of the content upcoming for the game. Perhaps most excitingly, the studio says private servers are still on the way, but “sooner than you think.” That could be soon indeed; we knew they were planned since long before launch, but the vague timeline on modding for such servers would’ve put them this fall at the absolute earliest.

We also learned that the Nuclear Winter battle royale mode will be picking up a new urban-themed map in Morgantown, with mechanics revolving around vertical movement and water hazards.

The Wastelanders expansion is still planned for Novemberish, but in the short-term, you can look forward to the long-awaited Vault 94 raid and seasonal events this Halloween.

Source: YouTube, Reddit, Polygon
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rafael12104

Ok. As one who enjoyed the game for it what it was and is, I look forward to the updates.

But private servers are the reason I bought in. I have lowered my expectations a great deal since inexcusable debacles though.

I don’t mind “renting” a server as long as I can manage it. Mod support will be key as well. I don’t mind if Bethesda curates the mods as long as the mods approved enhance and improve the game in various ways.

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Toxophile

Excellent, as long as I don’t have to rent from someone! And, as soon as we get open modding too I can finally buy the game!

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BalsBigBrother

You might want to read up on previous comments made by the devs and set realistic expectations. Given that all the game content updates are free they are going to have other revenue streams to go with the cash shop. I would be shocked if server hosting isn’t one of them.

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NeoWolf

Private Servers..yay depending on server options made available of course as well as moddability.

Everything else…MORE BR..really? urgh

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Tanek

I suspect many people will be shocked if it is private servers we don’t have to rent from Bethesda and/or open modding rather than mods curated through their store for purchase.

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NecroFox4

Private servers would breath all kinds of new life into this game for me. I will definitely still play online, but it would be a hell of a lot of fun to zip across the wastes on my own server, doing all kinds of crazy stuff. Can’t wait to see what we get!

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Fisty

This game needs text chat so bad.

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Schmidt.Capela

I might give the game a chance when private servers, and modding support, are implemented if I can host my server on my own hardware at no added cost. Otherwise, I’ll continue avoiding the game.

In the mean time I started a Fallout 4 playthrough. It’s inferior to Fallout NV in just about everything that counts, but still worth playing as long as you use a bunch of mods to fix the bugs and change some idiotic design choices.

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BalsBigBrother

Prepare to be disappointed then and to continue avoiding it because they have stated several times previously that is not how they are going to run private servers.

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Tanek

I’d say they could redeem themselves a bit on the game if they change direction on the private servers/modding plan I’m sure they have, but given their tech and how invested they tend to be, I’m not sure changing direction is even possible without rebuilding the whole game.

I just hope they learned better before inflicting the same mess on the next Elder Scrolls.

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rosieposie

The only things they appear to have learned is how gullible people are and how much they can get away with.