The Fallout 76 beta will start on Xbox One on October 23; PS4 and PC players get access on October 30. Bethesda notes the servers will only be online during “targeted timeframes so we can get as many people as possible playing at the same time.”
Vampyr’s new difficulty modes are live today. When starting a new game, players can select Story mode, which de-emphasises combat, or Hard mode, which makes combat tougher and reduces XP gained from defeating enemies.
Nearly 200,000 Steam users play PC games with SNES controllers. That’s the most surprising factoid from Valve’s data about controllers. Xbox 360 controllers are most used (27.2 million), while Xbox One and PS4 are nearly neck-and-neck (11.5 million and 12.2 million). The Steam controller, at 1.5 million, remains niche.