Wednesday 16 August 2017

Fallout 4's Survival Mode getting tougher

Fallout 4
Fallout 4

Paul Mallon

Fallout 4 brought back the popular Survivor Mode for rock hard players but lost some of the features of the mode in previous titles

Fallout 4's Survial Mode is tough, really really tough. But some players want it to be even tougher.

You see the original version of this mode in Fallout New Vegas, where it was called Hardcore Mode. In it, the player was damaged more easily while enemies were much tougher but there were also many other factors. Healing took longer and limbs couldn't be restored easily in the field. Everything in your inventory had weight, even ammunition, and your companions could actually die. What's more, you had to remember to drink water, eat and sleep regularly or you would experience negative effects.

These aspects had a lot of fans in the strange community of people who like their games to be really, really, really hard. For Fallout 4, Bethesda streamlined things in their Survival Mode my opting to make enemies much harder to kill and leaving out the other mechanics. Folks weren't too happy about that, and thankfully the developer has listened.

It's such a huge task to deliver a game on the scale of Fallout 4, and you can't really blame Bethesda for leaving out some features along the way. At least they're listening to feedback and are willing to go back and fix things. There's no word on when this content might drop but we'll have an update as soon as there's new information.

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