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Fallout 4 survival mode gets full release on Steam

Fallout 4's new survival mode is out of beta.


Fallout 4 survival mode gets full release on Steam

Fallout 4 survival mode is here.

The overhauled, extra-challenging mode has been available to PC users as an opt-in beta since late March, during which time Bethesda has made adjustments to the difficulty based on feedback and user date. With today's patch 1.5 it's officially available to everyone.

Bethesda may end up making further balancing and gameplay tweaks to the super-tough mode, but we can view this version as broadly definitive. It's what we'll get when survival mode rolls out on PS4 and Xbox One..

We still don't have a console release date for survival mode, but it's unlikely to be too far off. Fallout 4 1.4 arrives on consoles less than two weeks after it graced PC.

The 1.5 update contains various other changes and bug fixes. See the full patch notes below.

    New Features
  • New Survival difficulty
  • Survival adds additional challenges including no fast travel, saving only when you sleep, increased lethality, diseases, fatigue, danger and more. See the in-game Help menu for more details.
  • Characters set to Survival difficulty appear under their own Character Selection filter
  • Third person camera movement improvements when player is close up against walls and other objects
  • General stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed rare crash related to reloading a save that relies on Automatron
  • Fixed issue with the robot workbench camera not moving properly immediately after canceling out of the menu
  • Fixed issue with perks being repeatedly added when reloading a saved game while in robot workbench
  • Fixed issue with Ada not properly traveling to an assigned settlement
  • Robots can now be assigned as settlement vendors
  • Fixed issue with "Appropriation" where blueprints would not appear properly if the container had already been looted prior to getting the quest
  • In "The Nuclear Option," entering the Institute using the targeting helmet on Power Armor no longer inadvertently causes the player to go into combat, and become stuck in the Institute
  • Fixed distance check with Robotics Expert perk
  • While in Workshop mode, if the Jump button is remapped, the Y or Triangle button can still be used to jump
  • Fixed issue with "Defend the Castle" where speaking to Ronnie Shaw would not properly complete the quest
  • During "The Nuclear Option," fast traveling away from the Institute immediately after inserting the relay targeting sequence holotape will no longer block progression
  • Fixed issue where Workshop placed light bulbs would occasionally not light properly
  • Fixed occasional flashing issue with entering and exiting Power Armor
  • Fixed issue where terminals would not work properly after downloading and initializing an Add-On from the Add-Ons menu

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