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Bethesda's ultrawide Fallout 76 fix is a stretched 16:9 display

Published: 18:26, 12 December 2018
Updated: 19:10, 12 December 2018
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Turns out Bethesda only edited .ini files

Players are mad at Bethesda for their ultrawide support fix which arrived in the latest December patch. The fix was meant to bring perfect scalability for 21:9 monitors but it looks like Bethesda only modified Fallout 76's INI file.

In the latest Fallout 76  released on 11 December 2018, Bethesda included many much-requested fixes for the PC version of the game. The developer added sliders for field of view and depth of field, push-to-talk button and fix for ultrawide monitors. The first three work as intended but 21:9 support is something that's making players angry and disappointed.

One Reddit user named Abheekg made a post about the issue in which he claims that Bethesda's fix is actually just an INI file modification. He even uploaded a couple of screenshots and compared Bethesda's ultrawide version to the unofficial ultrawide mod for Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 which was released earlier. 

He continued by saying that Bethesda promised "a perfect fix" and even talked about how it looked great on their PCs. He also mentioned how the developer delayed the fix in order to take care of the issue properly and make sure that no animations are broken. But in one of his screenshots, water animation looks completely glitched and he's claiming it only started happening after the new patch.

The UI on Bethesda's fix is evidently stretched, enlarged and everything just looks out of place when compared to the unofficial ultrawide mod. Also, text is much crispier and everything just looks better in the modded version.

Altchar picture showing fallout 76 comparison Official fix vs Mod

Abheekg called out Bethesda for taking so long to release the fix which turned out to be a total disappointment. "Are you seriously saying that this was a month's worth of work into getting the 21:9 support fixed?! In a day and age when launching without it was itself so amazingly unbelievable?" said a frustrated Redditor.

Others joined him in criticism of Bethesda saying that Fallout 76 already failed and nothing will change that, no matter how hard Bethesda tries to improve the game. 

Well, the never-ending issue called Fallout 76 strikes once again and it looks like Bethesda is really struggling to weather the storm since the game's release. Players are getting more and more frustrated with each update which just brings a of annoying and even game-breaking bugs.

Bethesda's next patch for Fallout 76 is scheduled for 18 December 2018 and hopefully, the developer gets this one right.

You can find Abheekg's post on the Fallout 76 .

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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