A Recent Ruling Is Allowing Australian Players To Get Their Money Back On Fallout 76

A Recent Ruling Is Allowing Australian Players To Get Their Money Back On Fallout 76
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Out of all the games to come out in recent memory, one of the most polarizing is Fallout 76. Bethesda promised an expansive West Virginia wasteland with interesting quests and NPCs to interact with but what fans got was a AAA game with a lot of issues. Bethesda has slowly tried regaining its momentum by introducing a couple of important updates to the game.

Still, there are a lot of gamers who haven’t been happy with their experiences in Fallout 76. This is pretty clear in Australia, as a recent ruling went through that is allowing consumers who bought the game between November 2018 to June 2019 a chance to get a complete refund.

The ACCC made this ruling because there were numerous problems gamers in this area experienced like lagging and visual issues. This is great for gamers who haven’t enjoyed their time with this action role-playing game.

It’s clear that Fallout 76 has had a lot of trouble since launch. The game showed a lot of promise in the very beginning. The West Virginia setting actually looked pretty decent and full of potential. Unfortunately, Bethesda seemed to push the game before it was really ready to see the light of day.

At launch, glitches and a lack of NPCs angered the community. Bethesda has since acknowledged their faults and have promised to support the game in hopes of making it what it should have been at launch.

However, it seems like the developer can’t get out of their own way. They recently launched private servers, which many have wanted since the beginning. Unfortunately, they’re not free. They cost $12.99 a month. That’s roughly $99.99 for a year’s membership. Needless to say, the Fallout community wasn’t happy.

To make matters worse, their major NPC update is being put on hold. Bethesda realizes how lofty this update will be and will have to spend more time on it. It seems Fallout 76 just can’t catch a break.

Still, there are loyal fans hoping the NPC additions can salvage a game that’s seen mixed results since launch. On paper, this update would make Fallout 76 a better game and possibly restore some good will that Bethesda has lost this year. They need a win in a major way, and hopefully, they can address issues that are still present and do better the next time around.

It’s hard to make every game great, admittedly, but Bethesda will need to be more cautious with the next project they work on.