Bethesda have rolled out a hotfix for Fallout 76 and although it's mostly about minor bug fixes, there are a few notable exceptions, both in regards to the game's Survival Mode. We're talking about scoreboard highlighting and weapon damage.
The hotfix is already live in Fallout 76 and updates the game to 22.214.171.124. Interestingly, whereas PC players need to download less than 50MB, Bethesda wrote that console owners will need less than 1GB.
As you'd expect, the changes are based on the community feedback to Fallout 76's Survival Mode, and the first one is about preventing the Top 3 players on the Scoreboard from being highlighted for all to see, and consequently hunt.
"The Scoreboards will remain in-place so that players can check their stats and rankings, but the Map can no longer be used to track the positions of the Top 3", Bethesda wrote.
The second Fallout 76 change is perhaps even more important, as it tweaks weapons damage so as to make them less lethal and provide a more engaging PvP experience in the game.
Bethesda also removed PvP damage bonus multipliers, in order to make the Survival Mode's base damage match the Adventure Mode more closely.
Fallout 76's non-base-weapon damage bonuses have been nerfed to achieve "more balanced engagements that are less dependent on specific builds."
Last but not least is the maximum damage per shot in PvP, which has also been nerfed for the above reasons.
Bethesda also told Fallout 76's PC players to not worry about seemingly huge PC updates. "An issue currently affecting the Bethesda.net launcher is causing patch download sizes on PC to appear much larger than they are. This is a visual issue only, and the actual size of the patch is as mentioned above", they wrote.
If you're anxious to learn more about Fallout 76, you should know that QuakeCon: Year of Doom will feature "this fall's major update, Wastelanders, and what human NPCs, dialogue with consequence, and more will bring to the game".
You can find the Fallout 76 hotfix patch notes on the game's website.