When will Fallout 76 get its PVP mode? What will it be like?
Fallout 76 hasn’t had the best of starts when it comes to its reception at release. But, Bethesda has been working hard to try and fix a lot of the bugs and glitches and content issues for the title. And now, on a post on their website, they’ve detailed how they’re bringing in their PVP mode, which they call “Survival Mode”:
Since the launch of Fallout 76, we’ve received lots of feedback from some of our more competitive players who requested greater challenge, fewer restrictions, and more incentives when it comes to PVP combat. With this in mind, we began developing Survival mode, which will bring a new way for you to engage in even more demanding, high-stakes, and deadly adventures in Fallout 76. We’re still hard at work on this mode internally and plan to bring it to the live game in phases as we add more content and features over time.
Here’s some more information on it:
Survival mode is not for the faint of heart! All players, except your teammates or event groupmates, are automatically flagged as hostile toward one another by default. There are no “invitations” to PVP combat in Survival mode. You can attack other players without restriction from the first shot you line up, meaning every encounter you have with a stranger could turn deadly in the blink of an eye.
Further, level scaling in Survival mode will work the same way it does in Adventure mode today. This will help to level the playing field a bit and give newer characters a fighting chance against high-level players they might encounter during their adventures in the Wasteland. As a result, you’ll need to keep your wits about you during every hostile encounter, because even low-level characters can pose a real threat.
Head to the website for even more information on the mode. No release date for it has been given as of yet.