Nuclear Winter is being removed from Fallout 76.
Bethesda has announced that Nuclear Winter is going to be removed from Fallout 76. The developer stated that a vast majority of players seem to prefer exploring other aspects of the game. They also stated that is has become tougher to put full Nuclear Winter lobbies together without making sacrifices on match wait times. Bethesda has also found it hard to provide Nuclear Winter with meaningful updates while also developing and supporting new content for Adventure Mode.
"We know that some of you are incredibly passionate about Nuclear Winter, and that you may find this news disappointing" Bethesda stated. "Ending support for the mode was a difficult decision, and not one that we made lightly. We're still working to provide methods of PvP combat for those who enjoy squaring off against other former Vault Dwellers, and a little later this year, we will release details on how we plan to offer players even more ways to play Fallout 76. Additionally, we're going to compensate everyone who participated in Nuclear Winter, from those who only joined a single match to our most battle-hardened Overseers."
Nuclear Winter will be removed from Fallout 76 in September. When the mode goes offline, those who played matches in it will receive Perk Coins, which can be used to upgrade Legendary Perks in Adventure Mode. Each character will receive six Perk Coins for every Overseer Rank that they achieved, up to 600 Coins. Each character will also receive one Perk Coin for each Overseer Ticket that they earned, up to 200 Coins. Everyone who participated in at least one Nuclear Winter match will receive a Nuclear Winter themed Pennant for their C.A.M.P.s.
Players can still participate in Nuclear Winter matches until the mode is removed. Bethesda did state that they have new features that will be coming to Fallout 76 throughout 2021, and years to come.
Fallout 76 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.