Fallout 76 down: Patch 13 downtime and server status for Morgantown update

Fallout 76 down: Patch 13 downtime and server status for Morgantown update

Fallout 76 is getting a big new update this week as Bethesda pilfers fuel from burned-out vehicles to make sure we've got enough juice to get us to the game's newest Nuclear Winter map, Morgantown.

The plan is for Bethesda to release this new update, alongside Patch 13, on PS4, Xbox One and PC today.

Bethesda is currently planning to bring Fallout 76 offline across all platforms at 10:00 a.m. EDT on September 10 to perform maintenance and release Patch 13.

That means it will be down for about 2 hours (if previous updates are anything to go by) from 3pm UK time today. We'll update you as more information becomes available.

You can check the Bethesda support thread for more information as it comes at the link.

The Morgantown map, which was announced by Bethesda back in the hazy heat of July, will feature quite a lot of different environments, from mountains to lakes, urban areas to forests and more.

Read more about that below.

  • Fallout 76 Morgantown update countdown: Nuclear Winter map incoming in Patch 13

If you're curious to learn more, you're in luck: Bethesda has released a teaser that seems to explain what we can expect in the new map, and it's all styled up like an in-game ZAX transmission.

It reads:

"Greetings, Overseer Candidate [INSERT NAME].

"Despite the odds, you have managed to impress me.

"I have no complaints about the current state of testing. Candidates continue to successfully eliminate one another, and I am certain that the perfect Overseer will soon be identified among your ranks. These results were unexpected.

"Despite your success, I believe the testing process still requires alteration in order to be considered ideal. I believe a change of testing location will improve results.

"My algorithms have identified Morgantown and the surrounding mountains as the most viable location for testing while Flatwoods is being cleaned of radioactive debris. I am interested in the effect that the urban centers in the Morgantown region will have on your behavior. Data suggests urban warfare was once a common practice among humans. I encourage you to pursue conflicts in downtown Morgantown and Grafton so that I may observe and gather data on Candidates’ battle tactics while in urban centers. I have provided ample weapons in these areas to help you eliminate your fellow Candidates.

"I expect geographical features in the region like steep cliffs and a large body of water will also provide interesting challenges for Candidates. You may find it useful to equip perks that help with mobility and improve your performance in the water to make your testing experience in Morgantown as enjoyable as possible.

"Candidates should be advised that the Morgantown area is home to predatory wildlife not found in the Flatwoods region. Colonies of hostile radscorpions have been observed attacking other lifeforms in the area without provocation. I expect they will eliminate many Candidates currently participating in testing."

The new map will be added to the game tomorrow, but we're expecting more information to go live just as the game gets taken offline and Bethesda reveals the patch notes.

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