Fallout 76 Reveals ‘Nuclear Winter’ Battle Royale Mode (VIDEO)
Of all the games that players could have predicted would receive its very own battle royale mode, Fallout 76 was definitely not on that list. This year’s E3 has brought fans plenty of surprises but Bethesda’s announcement of “Nuclear Winter” was certainly one of the most unexpected. The folks at Bethesda are pitting vault denizens against each other once again, this time in a bid to earn the rightful title of Vault Overseer. Check out the trailer below:
According to a new dev diary that’s been released alongside the announcement, Bethesda hopes to set itself apart from the incredibly saturated market by giving players something that most battle royales don’t really have: a story. Vault 51 will be the focus of the upcoming content, a vault that currently has no Overseer. In order to find one, a ZAX computer placed inside the Vault has set up a sort of “game” that will see Wastelanders competing to the death in order to become the Overseer of the facility.
Players will see a whole new progression system, new abilities, and more. On top of all this, they’ll be able to seek out nuclear codes as well as build C.A.M.Ps all the while avoiding a ring of nuclear fire that’s been brought about by players having dropped so many nukes on the world during Year 1. All in all, the developers at Bethesda aim to mesh the Fallout experience to the fast paced intensity of battle royale games, though whether they’ll succeed in this endeavor or not remains to be seen.
Fallout 76 is currently available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The upcoming Nuclear Winter game mode is set to arrive in the Fall of this year next to a new update that will introduce human NPCs to the game. It is a bit surprising to see Fallout of all things hopping onto the battle royale scene, but it could be worth taking a look at all the same.
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