It’s a little unclear how many people have been playing Fallout 76 since its launch, but it’s definitely not enough for Bethesda to keep the servers up. The developer has announced that it will be shutting down the game’s server for “emergency maintenance” for 24 hours beginning at 5pm ET on January 1st.
This downtime comes just a few days after players discovered that Fallout 76’s servers were down because the company was trying to fix an issue with the game’s anti-cheat measures, which were causing some players’ accounts to be banned without warning.
At this point, it seems like there are just too many issues plaguing Fallout 76 for Bethesda to justify keeping its servers online while they try to resolve all of them at once.
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Last modified: October 31, 2022