Is Fallout 76 down for maintenance? That's the big question on all fan's lips right now. The servers certainly don't seem to be working, so what is the Fallout 76 Server Status? Are the Bethesda servers down?
You may have received a message saying the "Fallout 76 Servers Aren't Responding" or "Fallout 76 Disconnected From Server" if you've been trying to play the game today. So, is the game down for maintenance? And if so, why? We've got the answers below.
Fallout 76 Maintenance - Is Fallout 76 Down?
The short answer is: yes, the Fallout 76 servers are down for maintenance. Bethesda actually announced the maintenance yesterday on the official @Fallout twitter feed, but you may have missed it.
We're planning to bring the PC version of Fallout 76 offline for maintenance and updates on Tuesday, December 11, starting at 9:00 a.m. EST (14:00 UTC). During this time, you will be unable to log into or play Fallout 76.
As mentioned here, we've adjusted our schedule to allow for further testing on console versions of the game. We're currently planning for console maintenance to take place on Thursday, December 13.
We'll post patch notes during tomorrow's maintenance and will keep you updated as necessary in this forum thread as downtime progresses. Once maintenance is complete, a new patch will be available for download.
This scheduled downtime is being set for Bethesda to handle some server updates, which should hopefully improve performance. There's also going to be a new patch released once the servers are brought back online, so this is the main reason why the servers are going to be offline.
As for now, sit tight and be ready to return to the West Virginia wasteland.