Bethesda says that few people play this mode, so it is focusing on other places to develop the game for years to come.
Fallout 76 Nuclear Winter’s battle royale mode ends in September. Developer Bethesda Game Studios announced on its blog that it is removing this mode in September simply because few people are playing it.
“We’ve seen the vast majority of players choose to explore other aspects of the game,” the studio said. “It also made it harder to assemble all of the Nuclear Winter lobbies without sacrificing match wait times.”
In addition, Bethesda stated that it has become “difficult” to deliver major updates to Nuclear Winter while creating more content for the other, more popular modes in Fallout 76. “With all this in mind, we are currently planning to disable Nuclear Winter Mode in the update, which will be released in September this year, “- said Bethesda.
The developer added that he knows Nuclear Winter has an “incredibly passionate” player base and knows this news could be disappointing.
“Ending support for the regime was a difficult decision, and it was not easy for us to make,” Bethesda said.
As Nuclear Winter departs, Bethesda has hinted that it is currently developing new ways for Fallout 76 players to enjoy PvP battles in a different way. More details will appear later this year. In addition, everyone who played Nuclear Winter, even if it was just one match, will receive some disconnection related compensation.
Everyone who has played this mode receives bonus coins that you can use to improve your character on the adventure. You will receive six Perk Coins for every Overseer Rank you reach, up to a maximum of 600. Bethesda also issues 1 Perk Coin for every Overseer Ticket, up to 200. And everyone who has completed at least one Nuclear Winter match will receive a themed pennant for their CAMPs.
“Despite the fact that we decided to disable this mode, the future of Fallout 76 remains very bright. We can’t wait to share with you more details on all the new features and adventures we plan to add to the game in 2021 and beyond, “Bethesda said.
To celebrate E3, Bethesda is making Fallout 76 completely free on all platforms through June 16. The developer is also offering a “limited preview” of the Fallout 1st subscription program to give people an insight into the benefits of a membership to encourage them to sign up. In addition, during this period, doubling of experience is available in all modes of Fallout 76.