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Bethesda messed up Fallout 76, then silently removed feedback

Published: 17:49, 31 January 2019
Updated: 20:06, 31 January 2019
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Fallout 76 launched over two months ago and Bethesda are still fighting new controversies caused by the title every so often. This time, they deployed a wrong build as a patch and then proceeded to remove negative feedback from the forums.

Bethesda managed to put themselves in the spotlight once again, and it is once more for the wrong reasons. Their unfinished, subpar product that is called Fallout 76 recently received a massive patch that fixed a long list of bugs and nerfed some legendary effects.

Players hated the update for two reasons - they didn't want the nerfs to happen and more importantly, the update reintroduced old bugs. Apparently, the reemergence of these bugs happened because the developers did the patch on an older version of Fallout 76 and essentially rerolled a pile of other fixes that happened since the release.

It seems like Bethesda didn't like this and reportedly removed several forum threads where players complained about the new patch. Furthermore, when the user's threads got deleted, they tried opening up similar threads about the same issue, every time in a more polite manner. The end result is that they got banned and Bethesda didn't even bother to list the reason for the ban.

Thankfully, it seems like Bethesda don't have as much influence over Reddit as they do on their own forums, so no one was banned yet, and the complaint thread is still up. Furthermore, it stood at about 11.000 upvotes at the time of writing and had several gildings, signifying how much alienation Bethesda are causing with their behaviour. 

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Public and retailer view of Fallout 76 is being scarred by what is either Bethesda's incompetence or simply carelessness, as the supposed AAA game can now be found for sale at around $10 / ~€8.50 / ~£7.50, mere two months after release.

Some retailers took it one step further and are now actually giving Fallout 76 away for anyone who buys a used PlayStation 4 controller.

Bethesda's Fallout 76 releasing on 14 November 2018

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During the E3 this year we had a chance to see Todd Howard present the new Fallout 76 where he talked about the location, map size and more. Beta was announced for early summer while the official release will be happening 14 November 2018.

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