With everyone already frowning over the difficulty of the stand-alone edition of Fallout 4, it would seem that Bethesda is planning on releasing a hardcore mode for the popular RPG games, set in a post-apocalyptic future. Bethesda’s teasing players with Fallout 4 Survival Mode and DLC, which are long overdue.
So, what does this entail in terms of gameplay? If we remember correctly, the first game in the Fallout series which features a hardcore more was Fallout 3: New Vegas. And yes, it was really tough. To put it this way, not eating that damned sandwich would have made the difference between continuing the game and having to start all over.
Indeed, the hardcore mode designed by Bethesda for Fallout 3 was hard indeed. Apart from fending monsters and paying attention to the bullet count, the player had also to pay attention to other things such as fatigue and hunger.
Basically, once Bethesda decided to go ahead with Fallout 3 Survival mode, the whole game turned into one big session of Minecraft: scavenge, hunt, pillage or whatever during the day and sleep tight at night with those big monsters banging on your door.
Moreover, the encounters with the Wasteland monster also got a lot tougher. Just one sledgehammer from a super mutant could have put your lights out indefinitely.
Well, it would seem that Bethesda’s planning to do the same thing for Fallout 4. According to the gaming company, more specifically to Todd Howard, it looks like the boys are working hard in order to release the survival mode as soon as possible.
In terms of gameplay, it seems that the gamers will experience a buff in difficulty levels. And, of course, the developers are trying to find a way in order to integrate other annoying features as well, such as hunger, fatigue and the dreaded radiation level. Currently, the mode is still under development, but Bethesda declared that the gamers will not have wait too much.
Bethesda’s teasing players with Fallout 4 Survival mode and DLC. Yes, according to the same announcement made by Bethesda, the gaming company will also release a couple of DLCs much to the player’s enthusiasm.
So, when you look at it, you have two distinct possibilities once the survival mode and the DLCs are launched: either you continue your present session of Fallout 4 and follow the extended plotline or if you are into the hard stuff start a new session on very hard difficulty. As always, the choice is yours.