Fallout 76 to Sunset Nuclear Winter Mode This September

No more battle royale.
No more battle royale. Bethesda

If you’re a Fallout 76 player who likes PvP action, then we’ve got bad news for you. Game developer Bethesda announced that it's going to sunset Nuclear Winter Mode. It will happen through an update scheduled for release in September.

The Nuclear Winter Mode is a 52-player battle royale mode released with the Nuclear Winter update back in June 2019. Unlike other modes, this one uses overseer ranks to progress and unlock new content.

The development team revealed that when this mode was added to the game, the goal was to offer players new ways to enjoy Appalachia and that’s exactly what happened. When it was launched a lot of players immediately gave this mode a try. However, it turned out that players didn’t just want to play this mode but also experience the other features of the game. It came to a point that it was difficult to have full lobbies without sacrificing match wait times.

The team also found it challenging to come up with meaningful updates for this game mode while making sure that the Adventure Mode had exciting content. Considering all factors involved, Bethesda decided to retire the Nuclear Winter Mode. There is a plan to bring back PvP combat and we may learn more about that later this year.

Now for those who have been playing the Nuclear Winter Mode, expect some form of compensation. Once the game mode officially goes offline, players should see their characters receive Perk Coins that can then be used to upgrade Legendary Perks.

Each character gets six Perk Coins for every Overseer Rank, for a maximum of 600. Plus, one Perk Coin given for each Overseer Ticket earned up to a maximum of 200. Players who completed at least one match, meanwhile, get the Nuclear Winter-themed Pennant for their C.A.M.P.s. This is actually a pretty sweet deal.

What about you? What are your thoughts on this? Is Fallout 76 right in doing away with Nuclear Winter Mode?

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