Is 'Fallout 76' Down? Nuke Silo Access Issue Getting Fixed

UPDATE: Fallout 76 is back online, according to Bethesda. The nuke silo issue should be resolved now.

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Fallout 76 is currently down, as Bethesda has taken the game offline to address a needed fix. Players haven't been able to access nuclear silos since January 1, and today's fix should resolve these issues.

As of right now, there is no announced time for Fallout 76 to come back online. Bethesda's down time when applying updates typically is around an hour or two. Expect this outage to last an equal amount of time. Also, because this is a bug fix and not a planned update, expect there to be no additional downloads required, or possibly a very small update.

If you want to get back into the Fallout 76 action as soon as possible, follow the @BethesdaSupport Twitter account. This account announces when games are offline and when they come back online.

Once Fallout 76 has been brought back, you may need to do a hard restart for your console. On Xbox One, hold the power button on the console until the console shuts down. For PS4, hold the power button on the console until it beeps twice. Once it has powered down, unplug the console, wait a few seconds and plug it back in.

Today's update is a hotfix that will exclusively focus on the nuke silo bug players have been reporting recently. The bug makes launching nuclear missiles impossible. Don't expect any new content in the update.

Speaking of new content, Bethesda has revealed more patches are in the works for January. While no specifics are mentioned, or when we can expect them, Bethesda has said "new quests, weekly in-game events, new Vaults opening, a new PvP mode, Player Vending and much more" will be included in upcoming updates. More details on these new features will be available closer to release.

So what do you think? Are you glad to see a fix for the Fallout 76 nuke silo bug? What do you hope is included in the first patch for 2019? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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