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Millions of people play Fallout 76 according to Bethesda

Published: 12:41, 01 December 2018
Updated: 13:09, 01 December 2018
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Despite Fallout 76 being panned globally, Bethesda claim that the game is successful. In a letter attached to further patch notes, the company stated millions play the game and they play it a lot, causing another outrage in the process.

Online survival Fallout 76 is a barebones game with bad UI that was lazily ported from consoles, players can't go playing it for an hour without running into several bugs and it has performance issues. There is so much to love here, according to Bethesda.

In a of sorts, Bethesda thanked those who played Fallout 76 and mentioned that "millions of you are playing the game, and playing it a lot" which many suspect is not true. Considering the game never managed to reach the top of sales charts and no official player count is available, it's hard to imagine there being many players.

This caused fans to call Bethesda out for seemingly being dishonest, much like in the case of the canvas bag that they attempted to make up for with $5 worth of microtransactions. Either way, critics and fans alike decided that Fallout 76 is a game to be avoided, in part due to Bethesda's radio silence after the release.

As mentioned previously, the claim of millions of people playing Fallout 76 is attached to some sort of a roadmap that states 04 December 2018 will bring an update that will increase the stash size from 400 to 600, which is one of the concerns many players raised. This update will apparently address another bug in the game, where players would get stuck in a power armour and turned into slendermen.

Another patch is scheduled for 11 December 2018, which should address the PC issues - push to talk will finally be added so players may be able to play without hearing someone else's mom yelling at them. FOV options and 21:9 resolution support will be added on top of that.

Bethesda Picture of several people in Fallout 76, some of them warped by power armour Fallout 76 - Slenderman and Slenderwoman

It definitely looks like Bethesda are looking to fix the issues reported by players, but after charging a full AAA price for the game, shouldn't this have been done in testing phase? Shouldn't BETA have been open for everyone, more than a month before the release in order to weed out these glaring issues?

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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