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The new Survival Mode

An article on GameInformer has really got me thinking about Survival mode in Fallout 4 going forward. Todd Howard of Bethesda states;

We’re doing things like you can’t save, it only saves your game when you sleep. You can’t fast travel. There’re all of these diseases. We’re trying it all. It’s a different experience. We’re not trying to make it a ton harder. It’s harder because you’re doing more things. We want the combat to feel different, as opposed to just being a bullet sponge.

I can't imagine playing a massive open world game like Fallout 4 without using Fast Travel. I know there are a ton of players who play that way but I am speaking about myself. I do love to venture out in the Commonwealth and discover new places or stumble upon areas that I have yet to discover but if I have to walk across the Commonwealth just to find a bed to sleep in to save my game that changes the way I am going to look at Survival mode. I think it will also change the way I play in terms of actually doing some of quest that Preston Garvey gives me where I can actually build a new settlement vs. now where I more or less ignore anything from Preston.

The more I think about it the more I think these changes are a good idea to make the game more challenging. I recently started a Survival mode character on PC to see how I liked it, it is definitely much more difficult when starting out. My guns seemed way under powered compared to what I was used to in Normal mode, which makes sense as it is supposed to be much harder.

Are you playing Survival mode? Are you excited for the changes to Survival mode if so?


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