Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Is Fallout 76 down? Bethesda confirms downtime for nuke silo hot fix

Fallout 76 Devs Tease New Features Including PvP Mode, Player Vending & More Fallout 76: Nukes Disabled by Bug, Bethesda Says It's 'Investigating'
Sherri Watson | 04 January, 2019, 01:47

Fallout 76's nukes are broken.

One of Fallout 76's most explosive features was temporarily out-of-service recently.

Bethesda opened up the new year with a new blog post for Fallout 76 which outlined the plans they have for future content which includes player vending and a new PvP mode.

Once the codes were wiped I started to farm the new codes, they ended up being the same as last weeks. Rather than some festive act of goodwill to all men, this was very much unintentional, causing Bethesda to disable nuclear silos while the studio investigates the issue.

Once a nuclear silo has been used for the week, it often remains closed until the following Monday, where new launch codes are distributed and players hunt to re-use the deadly devices. Nukes now aren't working in the game, and haven't been since the calendar rolled over into the new year. Instead of silos re-opening after use, players found that the silos were locked with a new countdown timer of 9,999 hours.

Bethesda acknowledged the issue on its Bethesda Support Twitter account and announced that a hotfix would be put out sometime today to get the silos back up and running.

It's disappointing, though hardly surprising, that the first Fallout 76 news of 2019 is about a bug.