Fallout 4 Survival mode arriving “next week”

The much awaited super hard survival mode for Fallout 4 (opens in new tab) should be with us very soon according to a tweet from Bethesda.

#Fallout4 Survival mode overhaul should be in Steam beta next week. #PleaseStandBy pic.twitter.com/ifptVzvbR2March 22, 2016

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We know from previous patches and updates that Fallout 4 stuff on Steam usually arrives on PS4 and Xbox One about a week later. So you’ll likely be getting your ass post-apocalyptically handed to you around the end of March.

That’s a time line supported by Pete Hines, the VP of Pr:

Survival mode update. Once it’s out of PC beta it’ll go to Steam release and we can submit for consoles. https://t.co/glWCJv3NkeMarch 22, 2016

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Bethesda has previously said that this new mode is no cakewalk:

We’re also doing a complete overhaul of Fallout 4 Survival mode. Food, sleep, diseases, danger and more. Stay tuned.February 11, 2016

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While the studio’s said little more than that, enterprising dataminers have dug through the game files to find out what Fallout 4’s survival mode has to offer (opens in new tab). It includes things like no manual saves without sleeping, no fast travel, ammo now having a weight, enemies not appearing on the compass, diseases and so on. Basically, forget missions and quests, just staying alive is going to be the only challenge now.

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