details about a new survival mode coming to Fallout 76
a future update. They also discuss other changes coming to the post-apocalyptic
RPG with details on plans for Patch 5, which they say is due by the end of this
month. Here's a bit on Survival Mode:
Survival mode is not for the faint
of heart! All players, except your teammates or event groupmates, are
automatically flagged as hostile toward one another by default. There are no
“invitations” to PVP combat in Survival mode. You can attack other players
without restriction from the first shot you line up, meaning every encounter you
have with a stranger could turn deadly in the blink of an eye.
Further, level scaling in Survival mode will work the same way it does in
Adventure mode today. This will help to level the playing field a bit and give
newer characters a fighting chance against high-level players they might
encounter during their adventures in the Wasteland. As a result, you’ll need to
keep your wits about you during every hostile encounter, because even low-level
characters can pose a real threat.