Bethesda Softworks officially announces that the fans of Fallout 4 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One get the post-apocalyptic RPG’s Survival Mode next week.
In a post on its community page today, Bethesda made gaming fans aware that Fallout 4‘s 1.5 Update patch has gone live via Steam for all of the post-apocalyptic RPG’s players on PC, which includes support for the forthcoming Far Harbor DLC, fresh gaming optimizations, and perhaps most excitingly, the game’s new Survival Mode. Although PC fans are getting first dibs on what is to be the open world title’s highest difficulty setting, Bethesda ensured console players that it will be available to them soon enough, as the mode is set to drop for Fallout 4‘s PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions sometime next week.
As previously announced by Bethesda, Fallout 4‘s Survival Mode has been completely overhauled and refined due to feedback from its PC beta. For those unaware, the game’s Survival Mode is set to introduce brand new challenges to up the ante in terms of testing players’ mettle, with new features like the restriction of fast travel, saving only after sleeping, increased lethality, diseases, fatigue, danger, and loads more.
As is to be expected, Fallout 4‘s 1.5 Update not only includes the aforementioned features, but also plenty of fixes for bugs and glitches, as well as general improvements to the game’s performance and stability. For those interested, a full listing of all the patch notes for the latest Steam update in Bethesda’s action-RPG can be found over on the next page.
Also found in Bethesda’s community post is a reminder from the studio that Fallout 4‘s Creation Kit and developer-supported mods are in open beta on PC right now. The company went on to reassure everyone of its plans to have the console mods available on Xbox One in May, beginning with a beta, and that it would then bring the mods to PlayStation 4 in June.
Taking all of this into consideration, Fallout 4 fans who have experienced everything that there is to do within the game thus far, including expansion materials like the Automatron DLC, will soon have a bevy of add-ons to pull them back in for more. And with Bethesda teasing the possibility of Fallout 4‘s Season Pass content lasting throughout the rest of 2016, there’s a good chance of players spending most of their year wandering the Wasteland.
Excited for the added challenges being brought about with Fallout 4‘s Survival Mode? Which obstacle do you think developers could have added into the game to make it harder and even more realistic? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Fallout 4 is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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