It is starting to look like the big patch that went in yesterday for Fallout 76 certainly didn’t go to plan. Yesterday evening, Bethesda announced a hot fix was needed for PC players to deal with an unexpected “crash” bug that was impacting players. This was after the maintenance window went over 5 1/2 hours, which was longer than anticipated.
Now, it appears there are some new issues, as Bethesda just announced that the servers are going offline for maintenance at 6:30 pm EST and are expected to be down for a couple of hours. The official forum post doesn’t really explain what the issue is other than to say it is dealing with “service issues.”
We’re planning to bring Fallout 76 offline for maintenance across all platforms around 6:30 p.m. EST (23:30 UTC) to apply a hotfix that will address a service issue. We currently expect downtime will last around two hours. This timeframe may shift depending on our needs during maintenance, but we’ll be sure to let you know if that happens. We’ll also update this thread as soon as downtime is complete.
With the game being much-maligned and this being the first major update to address players biggest complaints, it’s a bad look that there has been so many issues rolling out what should be a routine update. Hopefully whatever issues that are plaguing the process will be ironed out before next weeks scheduled patch.