As of January 1, all has been quite in the post-nuclear landscape of West Virginia in Fallout 76. The nuclear missiles have ceased to fall in what at first glance would appear to be a minor event meant to celebrate the beginning of the new year. However, this isn’t quite the case. The bombs have indeed stopped falling, but the cause is a glitch rather than anything intentional on the part of either Bethesda or the game’s players.
Specifically, the codes used to launch the game’s nukes failed to reset and have thus rendered the missiles unusable for the time-being. Bethesda is aware of the issue and are working on it right now. The developer even said as much in a recent tweet, and PC Gamer is reporting that players can expect a hotfix addressing the issue to come sometime later today.
#Fallout76 Players: We’re aware of and actively investigating an issue with Nuke silo access. Thank you for your patience while we look into this issue.
— Bethesda Support (@BethesdaSupport) January 1, 2019
Fallout 76 has definitely had a rough time of it so far, and will likely still have plenty of trouble moving forward. Still, the game’s dedicated players aren’t being left out in the cold; Bethesda is, if nothing else, at least shown a willingness to support the game for the foreseeable future.
Fallout 76 is available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Check out our review to for an idea as to why the game has endured such a chilly reception thus far.