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Bethesda launched a very popular mobile game called Fallout Shelter, and as tends to happen anytime a game gets that popular, there were copycats. Most notably the Westworld Mobile game from Warner Brothers based on the hit HBO series of the same name seems to have too many things in common with Fallout Shelter. When Westworld Mobile launched, players and critics quickly noticed that it looked and felt very much like Fallout Shelter, so much so that Bethesda filed suit against Warner Brothers and developer Behavior Interactive in June 2018, alleging copyright infringement among other things. Bethesda... Read more...
Bethesda has had more than a few problems with Fallout 76, though fans of the franchise had very high hopes. The biggest issue early on was that the game was riddled with bugs, rendering it unplayable many players. In addition, Bethesda has at times been rather heavy-handed with the ban hammer, with reports that some players were being banned for using mods to improve game graphics, though modding has historically been a huge part of the Fallout ecosystem in past franchise releases. Today, a new report has surfaced that players are using glitches to access a hidden developer... Read more...
Two days into the new year and already Bethesda has a new bug in Fallout 76 to annoy gamers. The new bug is leaving gamers unable to access the in-game nuke codes. Without the nuke codes, players aren't able to deploy nukes around the map. The strangest part about this bug is that since Bethesda has been so bad at communicating with players of the game, many people assumed the removal of nuke codes was intentional. Bethesda has now stepped up and confirmed that nuke code issue was not intentional, stating that it is an "issue with Nuke silo access," and it is investigating the problem right now.... Read more...
Bethesda had a rough 2018, with the highly anticipated Fallout 76 launching to poor reviews and many complaining about the bugs that plagued the game. Bethesda made a bad situation worse when it offered some gamers refunds on the game only to go back on that offer down the road. Some gamers allegedly found themselves banned for using mods to improve graphics in the game creating more ire against Bethesda. However, the game publisher is looking to make things better in 2019 and has promised some upcoming changes for the game. The very first Inside the Vault post for 2019 was published on New... Read more...
Bethesda is ending its '12 Days of Bethesda' sweepstakes with a bang by giving away a couple of custom game consoles. Users who decide to throw their name in the hat can win a Fallout 76 Tricentennial Xbox One X or a Wolftenstein II-themed Nintendo Switch. However, today is the last day to enter, if you haven't already. As with most contests these days, the 12 Days of Bethesda sweepstakes is a social media campaign, and you'll need a Twitter account to enter. For the Fallout 76 Xbox One X, you need to follow @Fallout and retweet this post. Likewise, the Wolfenstein II Nintendo Switch giveaway requires... Read more...
One of the greatest things about the Fallout franchise for many fans is that Bethesda has always made it very easy to modify the game. Mods are a huge part of the Fallout franchise, or at least they were before Fallout 76. So far, Fallout 76 has been nearly universally panned in reviews for a myriad of reasons. Some have complained that the game is too similar to prior iterations, while others lament the fact that the game is online only and you are forced to play against other annoying humans. The latest thing to irritate fans of Fallout is Bethesda's use of the banhammer against modders. The... Read more...
There have been mixed reactions to Fallout 76, the first game in the franchise to deviate from single-player gameplay and offer players an online multiplayer experience. While not an official apology, Bethesda appears to be extending an olive branch to anyone who purchased and played Fallout 76, and wasn't happy with the way it shipped. "ANYONE who logged into the full release of Fallout 76 in 2018 will recent an entitlement for Fallout Classic Collection on PC. This applies to Xbox one and PlayStation 4 players, too. The entitlement is expected to go live in early January," Bethesda announced... Read more...
Bethesda can't seem to get out of its own way these days. The company has been beset with complaints about Fallout 76, a game that was highly anticipated and launched to terrible reviews. The unstable and bug laden game pushed some to ask for a refund on the title, which Bethesda agreed to for some gamers early on before reneging on that refund promise. A serious error on the Bethesda support website resulted in support tickets being viewable by anyone who went to the support page. Details on those support tickets that could be seen by anyone included the customer name, email address, and other... Read more...
Fallout 76 players may finally have one thing to smile about. Bethesda has promised that Fallout 76: Power Armor Edition customers will receive replacement canvas bags. The canvas bag debacle is just one of the many difficulties surrounding the release of Fallout 76. Fallout 76: Power Armor Edition customers should a submit a ticket to Bethesda’s support site by January 31, 2019 to receive their canvas bag. Customers must provide proof of purchase, which must include the product name, date of purchase, and purchase amount. If a customer purchased their game from Xbox Live, PlayStation, or... Read more...
After facing backlash from gamers over a boatload of Fallout 76 bugs, allegedly reneging on refund offers, and coming under investigation by a law firm specializing in class action lawsuits, Bethesda is ready to talk. In a Reddit post, the developer says that it is promising to be more transparent in the future with gamers on how it works to make improvements and enhancements to Fallout 76. "We didn’t want you to think the silence meant nothing was happening," wrote the company on Reddit. "We're sorry and understand this was not the right approach, and we’ll... Read more...
Bethesda has been taking it from all sides with regards to its latest game release: Fallout 76. Gamers have complained about the numerous bugs, a massive day-one patch that was actually larger than the game itself, and overall gameplay mechanics. Likewise, reviewers have also panned the game, which has resulted in some rather dismal sales numbers (in Europe at least). Amazon even recently discounted the game by $25, which is unheard of for a game just a few weeks old. Given that such a buggy release isn't something that a paying customer wants to put up with, some gamers have taken... Read more...
When games are selling well (fresh out the gate), they rarely received significant discounts. Game developers want to cash in on the popularity of new games for as long after launch as they can. Typically once sales start to slow a bit, the game will see a discount to give those who were on the fence about buying it the push needed to jump aboard. Fallout 76 has only been on the market for a couple of weeks now, but already the game has been discounted by a large amount on Amazon. The normal retail price for this game is $59.99, and as of now, Amazon is selling the game for $34.99, which is a $25.00... Read more...
Bethesda's online RPG Fallout 76 hasn't even been available for two full weeks yet, but given how much there has been to talk about, it's felt like a lot longer. That is unless, of course, you are one of the players who decided to hop into the online Fallout universe, one that is plagued with more bugs than you can shake a rifle at. As a quick recap, the game launched with a massive patch weighing in at 56GB. Days earlier, Bethesda penned a letter on its website to warn fans that the game would be buggy. This move was likely unsurprising to everyone who read it, as a buggy launch has... Read more...
Fallout 76 hasn't exactly had a glowing reception since its release, with the game being panned by just about everyone, while Bethesda has been resigned to giving some irate gamers refunds for their purchase. Now, we're learning of a rather nasty bug that gave at least one player what amounts to unlimited GodMode.  According to redditor Brogadyn, a bug in Fallout 76 has rendered his character unkillable. No matter what Brogadyn did to try to kill his female character, she survived unscathed. The bug appeared out of nowhere according to Brogadyn, and allows his character... Read more...
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