Fallout 76 update postponed due to snow storms throughout Texas

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Fallout 76's upcoming update for the public test server has been delayed due to historically cold snow storms hitting Texas over the last few days.

As you can see in the tweet below, Fallout 76 project lead Jeff Gardiner announced the delay for the Fallout 76 update for the game's test server due to the bitterly cold weather in Texas, where Bethesda's game is in part made and supported. 

In subsequent tweets, Gardiner states that he doesn't have an updated time of arrival for the update, and that there will likely be delays to the 'Inside the Vault' video episodes for Fallout 76.

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For those that aren't familiar with the public test server for Fallout 76, it basically acts as a testing ground for developer Bethesda. It's here that Bethesda will tentatively implement planned future updates and content for players to experiment with, so the developer knows what to adjust and tweak before the content launches in the final game.

If you're not up to date with the situation in Texas, residents throughout the entire state are without power following intense snowstorms over the last few days. While the focus of the storm has been on Texas, several southern states have also been hit, including Louisiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Currently, the National Weather Service estimates that 150 million Americans are living under winter storm warnings (opens in new tab) and that as much as 73% of the US is currently covered in snow. So far, 21 deaths have been reported throughout the four aforementioned states, and President Joe Biden has approved a state of emergency in Texas.

Recently, Fallout 76 bumped up stash limits in an update last month in January, allowing players to stash away more loot items obtained from the wasteland. Before that in December, the Steel Dawn expansion went live a week earlier than scheduled, bringing the powerful Brotherhood of Steel to Appalachia.

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Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.