Bethesda has announced that it will stop supporting Nuclear Winter, the battle royal regime in Fallout 76.
Today it was unveiled in Battle Royale pro mode Fallout 76 will be offline in September.
The company said it found that over time, the vast majority of players preferred to explore other aspects of the game. It has also become harder to put together the Nuclear Winter lobby without sacrificing match waiting times.
It was also challenging for the team to provide “meaningful updates” for Nuclear Winter while developing and supporting content for Adventure Mode.
“We know that some of you are incredibly enthusiastic about Nuclear Winter and that this news may disappoint you.” reads a blog post. “Ending support for the regime was a difficult decision, not a decision we made easily.”
“We’re still working to provide PvP combat methods for those who like to compare themselves to other former Vault residents, and later this year we’ll release details on how we plan to offer players even more ways to play Fallout 76.”
“Even though we have decided to deactivate 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 bring into play during 2021 and in the years to come. “
Bethesda plans to compensate players who have participated in Nuclear Winter by offering Perk Coins players that can be used to upgrade Legendary Perks in Adventure Mode.
Each character will receive six Perk coins for each Overseer rating up to a maximum of 600 and one Perk Coin for each Overseer ticket earned, up to a maximum of 200.
All players who have completed at least one Nuclear Winter match will also receive a Nuclear Winter flag for their CAMPs.
This mode also offers a number of rewards for inclusion in the Overseer game, and you will still be able to unlock them by other means. Some items will remain exclusive to those who receive them, while others will be rewarded with event completion.
Nuclear Winter, announced during E3 in June 2019, will pit 52 players against each other to take control of Vault 51 and become its Overseer.