Bethesda’s Fallout 76 Catches A Lot Of Flak (Again!) As Players Say New Patch Is Problematic

Bethesda’s Fallout 76 Catches A Lot Of Flak (Again!) As Players Say New Patch Is Problematic
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Well, it looks like there’s more bad news for Bethesda’s Fallout 76. The MMORPG is always finding its way back into the news it seems, and it is rarely ever good. This time (like every other time before it) fans are criticizing the game for having even more major gameplay problems.

This time, the issues stem from the latest update for Fallout 76, which came out Tuesday. The 11th Game Patch was supposed to fix some of the game’s more difficult problems, in many ways, the patch does what it was supposed to do, but it also adds a whole host of brand new game-breaking problems into the mix as well. 76 players have even started a Reddit thread detailing all of the bugs—that list is both pretty long and pretty wild.

In one prominent example, a specific location in the Whitesprings area of 76‘s map automatically kills any player who enters its perimeter. Other issues center on the game’s Power Armor, which is a mainstay piece of equipment for everyone in-game. Gamers are now reporting freezes, getting stuck, and even being unable to use the armor at all.

Other players have experienced a harmless, but still hilarious, glitch with their Power-Armor. Whenever the player’s character takes off the armor, they wind up losing their head. It doesn’t fall off as much as it just disappears, which renders the character headless, standing and moving around as an entirely faceless body.

Other bugs are more game-breaking. Many players have complained about grinding for legendary items against legendary enemies and never experiencing a single drop despite going for hours.

Some problems have been beneficial too. One user reported a duplication bug for Bottle-Cap Mines. Every time they removed the stack from storage, their character would get 20 mines even though the mines remained in storage. Still, even beneficial bugs like this can break the immersion of the game.

Fans are loudly voicing their displeasure on social media. In an official Patch 11 announcement thread, which was posted Tuesday by Bethesda on Twitter, countless fans replied in a mix of anger and disappointment. One user replied, “The worse fallout game to date. One of the worse games [sic] I’ve played In general.”

Fallout 76‘s recent problems are nothing new for the developer, unfortunately. The game has been criticized since its initial release for many reasons. Some of those reasons had nothing to do with the game itself, but the way the company advertised certain parts of it. Patch 11 was undoubtedly intended to help bolster the game’s abysmal favorability, but these release issues are already an ominous start.