Bethesda Details Upcoming Fallout 76 Patch #5 and Survival Mode; More to be Shared Closer to Release


The upcoming Fallout 76 patch #5 and the game’s survival mode have been further detailed by Bethesda.

Fallout 76’s “dangerous” survival mode is separate from the game’s adventure mode and has fewer PvP restrictions. According to Bethesda, the mode is intended to provide players with “more demanding, high-stakes, and deadly adventures.”

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The mode is still being actively worked on will be rolled out to the live game in phases. Survival will offer a new way to play Fallout 76. The same quests, events, and story that players know from the game’s adventure mode will all remain available in Survival, but players will have to “navigate them under the ever-looming threat of hostile dwellers who may be hiding just around the corner.”

Survival mode can either be played with your existing character or a newly created one. Bethesda notes, “If you do take on Survival mode with an existing character, keep in mind that all your progress from Adventure mode will travel with you, and anything that affects your character in one game mode will also affect them in the other.”

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As said, survival mode will have fewer restrictions in PvP, and all players, except teammates or event groupmates, will be automatically flagged as hostile toward one another by default. In addition, there will be no “invitations” to PVP combat in Survival mode.

For the full preview of Fallout 76’s survival mode, we suggest reading Bethesda’s official blog post.

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The upcoming new update, patch #5, is still planned to be released by the end of this month and will contain numerous bug fixes alongside various changes based on player feedback, including:

  • Hotkey improvements for AZERTY keyboard layouts, which should help French-speaking players have an easier time when constructing their C.A.M.P.s.
  • A “(Known)” tag will now appear next to recipes and plans you’ve already learned in Vendor and player inventories, and trade menus.
  • The Traveling Pharmacy Perk will now correctly reduce the weight of RadAway and other Chems.
  • Early Warnings quest progress will no longer become stuck when crafting Upgraded Motors, and logging out after crafting Upgraded Motors will no longer reset the quest tracker to 0/5.

As always, we will keep you updated when we learn more about Fallout 76 and its upcoming patch and new survival mode.