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Can You Take On the New Fallout 4 Survival Mode?



If you want to take your Fallout 4 experience up one notch, then you’ll surely be thrilled with the new Fallout 4 Survival Mode! Currently having its beta on Steam, Bethesda has listed down the changes they made on the game’s Survival Mode.


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Here are the major changes done:

  1. Saving the Game – All autosaves have now been disabled, including manual saves, and quicksaving. In order for you to save your game, you’ll need to find a bed and get some sleep. Yep! You’ll need that shut-eye for at least an hour and your progress won’t be lost.
  2. Fast Travel – This one’s also been disabled, forcing you to explore. In Bethesda’s words, “exploration is mandatory”.
  3. Lethality – Your lethality has been increased, which means you deal more damage, but the catch is you also take more damage from enemies.
  4. Unknown Threats – If you’re one of those who rely on their compass, well you’re going to have to start exploring the Wasteland with a blind eye. In Survival Mode, you will no longer see threats being displayed on the compass (unless added by a Recon scope).
  5. Adrenaline – This new perk that comes with Survival Mode provides a bonus to your damage output. You can increase your adrenaline by getting kills (5 kills = Adrenaline rank increase).
  6. Exhaustion, Hunger, Thirst – This one’s pretty self-explanatory, but yes, you are also required to take your health and wellness into consideration in Survival Mode.
  7. Fatigue – This one comes in relation to exhaustion, hunger, and thirst. Getting fatigued will affect your Action Points.

Aside from the major changes listed above, Bethesda has also pointed out adjustments to items and conditions:

  1. Bed Types – The amount of time needed for recovery (sleep) depends on the type of bed you choose.
  2. Illness and Antibiotics – Illnesses will affect you, but you can craft, buy, or find antibiotics to cure your illness.
  3. Immunodeficiency – Using RadAway can make you tired and will temporarily damage your immunity.
  4. Slower Healing – Recovering your health will come at a much slower rate.
  5. Crippled Limbs – Sadly, your crippled limbs won’t automatically heal after combat. You’ll need to find a bed to sleep on, or get a Stimpak to heal it.
  6. Total Carry Weight – You should carefully choose the items you wish to carry as your total carry weight has been reduced. Exceeding your carry weight will reduce your Wellness and will add Fatigue.
  7. Companion Costs – Carry weight for companions have also been decreased. They also won’t be able to get back up if they get hurt in combat. If abandoned, they will return home.
  8. Enemy and Loot – Previously cleared locations will be repopulated with enemies, and the loot you’ll get comes at a significantly slower rate.

Complete information about the Fallout 4 Survival Mode can be found in Bethesda’s blog post.



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