Hey, did you think all of Fallout 76’s problems would magically disappear once it launched? Welp, you were wrong. As Bethsoft plays whack-a-mole with exploits during the transition from soft launch to hard launch, players are only getting more creative and taking their efforts outside the game.
Case in point: NukaCrypt. As Kotaku chronicled, the program basically allows players to compile their collection of nuclear codes – we’re talking about in-game here still – and crack the cipher to generate the decrypted one. Naturally, folks are now using tools like this one to make nukes a more trivial thing to take out bosses, something very much against the game’s original design. It’s not totally trivial, as you still have to collect the code frags, but still.
Fancy a different kind of bomb? How about review bombs? Because that’s exactly what disgruntled fans – anti-fans? – are up to over on Metacritic. Just another day in video games.