Fallout 76 has received countless amounts of ridicule in the past. From the shift to multiplayer to the reused assets. From the buggy gameplay to the machine breaking crashes. Don’t even get me started on the duffle kerfuffle. Through all that however, Bethesda has managed to impress consumers with the Fallout 76 Battle royale Nuclear Winter Pre-Beta.
The Fallout 76 nuclear winter pre-beta gave players an immediate look at Fallout Battle royale. This is an upcoming PvEvP game mode.
The actual release for the Nuclear Winter expansion is in the Winters this year. That puts it around either November or December.
The Fallout 76 battle royale mode was revealed at E3 2019. This was alongside the confirmation of actual NPCs being added in another update. The Fallout 76 NPCs will join the game with the Wastelanders update.
The Nuclear Winter pre-beta was added to a free trial version of Fallout 76. While the trial won’t last very long, those who own the game will still have access to the pre-beta.
This means the Fallout 76 battle royale mode will remain available to owners of the full game. Regarding how long it will stay, here’s what Bethesda had to say:
“With all the excitement and popularity, we wanted to let you know that the pre-beta sneak peek of Nuclear Winter will remain on and continue to receive updates, so keep sharing your feedback.”
How the official Nuclear Winter expansion will be different from this updating pre-beta is unknown. Perhaps the wasteland will get a winter reskin like GTA V did.
Bethesda do seem to have caught a break at least with how much Fallout 76 has been trashed otherwise from day one. In no way am I justifying them. Most of the bashing was well deserved because of how unfinished and messy the game was.
It’s good to see that Bethesda hasn’t given up on the people playing Fallout 76 at least. As niche as the player base is right now.