So ... Fallout 76. Along with being a disappointing, albeit multiplayer, follow-up to Fallout 4 — itself a bit lame compared to New Vegas — Bethesda's return to the post-apocalyptic genre has been buggy. Super buggy. Which is annoying when you're playing by yourself, but when there are others around? Oh boy. One recent (and supposedly patched) bug allows pretty much anyone to have infinite carrying capacity. Want to lug around 239 pieces of power armour? No probs!
You can see the exploit in action in the video above from YouTube channel "RGD5IMPACT". It's just one of many clips showing off how it works.
One Fallout 76 player just found out the hard way that immortality is very boring. Cue up Queen's 'Who Wants To Live Forever,' because this story, as recounted by a user who goes by Brogadyn on the Fallout 76 subreddit, deserves a tragic soundtrack.
I won't go into specifics, other than to say it involves pocketed armour and a repeated action. Eventually, your max carry weight enters the negatives, apparently bugging out the game's ability to flag your character as over-encumbered.
From there, you can carry whatever you want without the associated penalties.
Note that logging out will reset things, so you'll need to repeat the exploit every time you play. I think we can all agree it's a minor annoyance compared to the benefits.
In the week since Fallout 76's release, it since has become one of 2018's more divisive games. Its Metacritic page is a horrorshow; its official forum and subreddits are battlegrounds between those who have found something to love in the buggy online survival game and those who think Bethesda has taken the series off a cliff.