Update: Residents of vault 76 can now get back into nuclear silos.
Following the discovery of a strange bug in Fallout 76 that prevented players from finding new nuclear codes, Bethesda has fixed the issue. According to Bethesda Support on Twitter, the hotfix has arrived and nuclear fallout is back to normal.
#Fallout76 maintenance is complete and the game is accessible. Thank you for your patience.
— Bethesda Support (@BethesdaSupport) January 2, 2019
Original Story: Fallout 76 players have been tossing around rumors this week about the missing nuclear silo codes, from the possibility of a glitch to an announced event for the new year. However, Bethesda has stepped forward to reveal what’s really been going on.
The problem started during this week’s reset when players noticed that the nuclear silo codes had not changed from the previous week, which meant that nukes couldn’t be accessed or fired. According to Bethesda Support’s recent tweet, this was caused by a bug.
#Fallout76 Players: We’re aware of and actively investigating an issue with Nuke silo access. Thank you for your patience while we look into this issue.
— Bethesda Support (@BethesdaSupport) January 1, 2019
Players on Reddit initially theorized that the nuclear codes were not changed this week due to the development team being on break for New Year’s Eve. It seems a glitch has been the real culprit, though, and in a comment from a Bethesda community manager on the same Reddit thread, players can expect a hotfix to arrive sometime today, January 2nd.
In a later update, Bethesda support confirmed on Twitter that the game will go offline while the team works on a fix for the issue. At time of publication the game is still offline, but nukes could well be live again by the time you’re reading this.
In addition to the new patch, players will also see a significant update for the multiplayer RPG arriving soon. Recently, Bethesda revealed that an overhaul of PvP would be launching in the first quarter of 2019, letting players have more freedom when it comes to teaming up with others or taking them down.
Fallout 76 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Bethesda Support on Twitter