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Players discovered this yesterday January 1, the day of the game's weekly reset. Instead of re-opening silos after use, players found that silos were locked with a new 9,999 hour countdown timer. The black officer enemies who normally release parts of the nuclear codes needed to start the game's nuclear weapons were also not spawning. Even the intel monitor in the simpler bunker was glitched, displaying the words "complete" and "incomplete" over each other and hashtags in the place where letters should be.
Fighting through heavily reinforced silos to count down on different parts of the map is Fallout 76 's main activity, and almost two months after its release, It's one of the only things that keeps most deadly fans around, since enemies found in nuked areas are taller and drop legendary gear. The silos that go down are basically like a race in Destiny temporarily going offline.
Bethesda recognized the problem on the Betesda Support Twitter account and announced that a hotfix would be released once a day to get the silo back up and running. However, the company did not provide further details of the cause of the problem, and did not respond to a request from Kotaku for comment.
A popular theory circulating on the game's forum and subreddit is that there was a programming error with the game's timers that only appeared when the year changed. Basically, Fallout 76 silos were designed to survive nuclear war, but not Y2K19. Whatever the reason, the last game has to enter the new year.