Fallout 76, Bethesda’s troubled online survival shooter, received an update today that included a number of bug fixes and the addition of push-to-talk on PC. These all looked like welcome improvements, except for one small thing: the game’s “Feed the People” public event no longer gives every player on a server cans of meat stew.
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Fallout 76 is not in a good place. There’s pretty much a consensus among fans on this point. Last week, Bethesda pivoted on its messaging, posting an apology to players on the Fallout 76 subreddit for not being very communicative about its plans for updating and fixing the game going forward.
After the latest patch was announced on Wednesday, things seemed to be trending in the right direction. But then, players discovered new problems.
Fallout 76’s launch has been plagued with problems. The game is buggy, despite two meaty patches so far, with another on the way tomorrow, and its multiplayer is a far cry from what was described when the game was revealed in June at E3.
Fortunately, that hasn’t stopped the modding community from slowing trying to improve the game on PC.
Of all the things Fallout 76 has got wrong, a switcheroo on a collector’s edition bag has proved to be one of the most contentious.
In an attempt to make that right, Bethesda is now going to send folks a proper canvas bag - presumably like the ones originally advertised - as a replacement for the plastic junk.
Fallout 76 is getting another big patch on December 4 that will begin trying to fix some of the game’s bigger problems, Bethesda said today on Reddit.
In addition, the company said it plans to be more communicative in the future about what the Fallout 76 team is working on and when new updates for the game will come out.
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!
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.
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.
Things have been a little grim for Fallout 76 since (and even before) launch, so some fans are trying to make their own fun with the game. Like RpTheHotrod, who is running around the wastelands of West Virginia pretending to be Fallout 4's Preston Garvey, defender of Settlements.
Fallout 76's post-apocalyptic West Virginia is a mean place with few friends. Instead of getting your face chewed off by snallyghasters, why not spend time with the adorable Mothman? I’ll show you how in this video.
The Mothman can be randomly found throughout the game world, but the chance of an encounter is low. Instead, there’s a surefire way to summon him. If you head east of Vault 76 to Landview Lighthouse at night, there’s a chance you’ll get to participate in a special event called “The Path to Enlightenment.”
You (or any friendly players who show up) need to kill 50 fireflies and use their bioluminescent fluid to activate the lighthouse. It’s a pretty quick process that you can even pull off solo. If you do, you will summon the “Wise Mothman.”
Fallout 76's latest patch is now live. Bethesda had said it would be one of the game’s bigger ones, and at 47 GB on console it was, but the patch notes themselves are short, pointing only toward improved overall stability and handful of bug fixes.