Bethesda’s Fallout 4 Receives Patch 1.6; Adds Survival Mode and More

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The new patch adds Survival mode to the game along with general tweaks and fixes

Despite the initial hype, Bethesda’s Fallout 4 has been pretty much sidelined, for various reasons, since its release last year. That being said, the new game in the series is still a marvel to behold, with expansion packs filled to the brim with additional content. To further better the gameplay experience, the developer has released Patch 1.6 on Sony Corp.’s (NYSE:SNE) PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One. Let us have a look at what this new patch brings in.

The most prominent addition in this update is the introduction of a new Survival mode that adds several new challenges to the game, including the removal of the fast travelling feature, game saves through sleeping only, an increase in the rate and the effects of all negative debuffs in the game including disease, lethality, fatigue, danger and other factors. Players will also find a new section which is dedicated to characters that are used to play the game’s Survival mode.

Other than the Survival mode addition, the update includes many different tweaks and fixes to the game including stability and performance improvements, crashes related to save issues, deployment of fixes for several specific issues with “The Nuclear Option”, “Defend The Castle”, “Appropriation” and other missions.

Along with the release of the patch, Bethesda has also sent out new Beta codes for Fan Harbor and players of the game can check their inboxes for codes. That being said, Fallout 4 continues to innovate and improve a game which is already near perfect. The survival mode should add a bit of a new challenge for those who are looking for replay value in the game and while the game already has plenty of stuff to do in the massive open world, Survival mode should add something more to your to-do list in Fallout 4.

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