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Bethesda ban Fallout 76 player for having too much ammo

Published: 13:16, 20 February 2019
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The amount of ammo that Reddit user Glorf12 collected during his 900 hours of playtime in Fallout 76 made Bethesda decide to ban the player, thinking he obtained it through cheating. The player was still banned at the time of writing.

Even though Fallout 76 wasn't well received at launch, and it still features exploits and annoying bugs, there are still many players who play the game regularly. One of those players is Reddit user Glorf12 who spent more than 900 hours wandering and rebuilding West Virginia.

If you play the game, you should probably know that inventory and stash space can be a big issue in Fallout 76, and to tackle it, Glorf12 used Bandolier perk card to reduce the weight of carried ammo by 90 per cent. He then went on to collect every single bullet he could find in the wasteland which eventually led to him being banned by Bethesda for having too much ammo.

As crazy as this sounds, Bethesda did offer an explanation via email which Glorf12 shared in his post. The email states that Glorf12's account obtained more than "100,000 of one or more rare in-game items within 30 days of play".

Bethesda decided his actions were connected with the item duplication exploit which is plaguing the game since launch. They also said that his account will be suspended until the next patch but according to Glorf12, the patch did nothing and he's still unable to access his account.

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He also said that he never once owned an item in excess of 100,000 and that his ban is due to other players reporting him. "I often use 2 accounts to transfer items between my characters. My belief is that people see a level 450+ player trading with a level 2 character and immediately think REPORT HIM," the Redditor wrote in his post.

The full process of obtaining the ammo and transferring it from one character to another is described on Reddit , and judging by it, Glorf12 was certainly playing by the rules. 

So there you have it folks, even enjoying the game and investing so much time and effort to stack up rare in-game items can get you on Bethesda's radar.

It's also not the first time Bethesda are overreacting with the ban hammer. Earlier some players got banned for using ultrawide fix mod, others for entering the developer room while there are also those who got suspended for simply crafting items.

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