Bethesda Apologizes For Fallout 76
It’s to no one’s suprise that Fallout 76 is currently digging its own grave before it could even remotely live up to any kind of potential. Players have stumbled up countless game-breaking bugs to the point where the game should be called Bugout 76. There’s been complaints about rendering, the game destabilizing, massive frame drops, freezes, falling through the map, invisible walls, and just about every kind of unwanted hiccup that you could ask for under the moon. The game dropped to half its original price after only 2 weeks of being released. Bethesda, like many game studios, gave their two cents about it that generally helped no one in any way.
However, Bethesda has took to Reddit with an more direct apology for not speaking more about the game and its problems to the community. “We’re sorry and understand this was not the right approach, and we’ll work to make a better bridge between you and the dev team at BGS” said Bethesda, “We didn’t want you to think the silence meant nothing was happening”. They mentioned that they will start to provide information on their tweaks to the game at a faster rate in order to calm the storm.
Supposedly, there are major fixes to arrive on December 4th. The patches will include a certain amount to the player’s stash, and fixing that god awful bug that causes power armor to become one with you, and no, not in the way we all know and love. You’ll be able to re-spec your SPECIAL points as well, but that’ll have to wait until Decemeber 11th. Bethesda posted on Fallout blog that they will be making ways to shrink the size of downloads for updates. Remember that update that took over like 40GB or so of your life? Well, they’re dodging this approach now.
“Please don’t stop letting us know how we can improve our communication and what else needs to be addressed in the game,” spoke Bethesda. Honestly, they’ve had pretty good communication the whole time. It’s just for this title in particular, they decided to go full on Casper The Ghost, almost as if they knew what they were doing, but that’s just speculation made by players alike. The Reddit posts also say that the fixes will have more details to them than the ones listed there.
How will Fallout 76 fare up against the negative reception going into December? In 2019? Bethesda will sure need to provide the game with its necessary clean-ups before we can truly deem it a successful triple A title.