Fallout 76: Today’s bugfixing patch plus the guy who trashed a Gamestop over the game

    
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While today’s Fallout 76 patch isn’t going to magically make the multiplayer magic work in this game, it should take a stride or two forward in eliminating some of the pesky bugs that players have encountered over the past week.

From fixes to hitching gameplay to stability improvements to PvP system adjustments, Patch 1.0.1.14 is a start on what will presumably be a long road for this always-online survival MMO.

Meanwhile, discontent (or confusion) over the game has triggered some bizarre occurrences, such as when this man decided to trash an entire Gamestop when the store wouldn’t refund his copy of Fallout 76:

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A Dad Supreme

I was so hoping you’d sync it to that lol.

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Mr.McSleaz

ROFL.

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Teh Beardling

WTH is that title pic lmao

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Staged

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Darthbawl

Guess or you have proof? ‘Cause I noticed there are several people here who are calling it staged but have provided no confirmation/proof. Would be interesting if it was indeed staged.

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Filming was far too steady.

First i hang out at game stores and film people at the counter all day, hey you never know.

Most importantly human reaction, an unknown source of danger would have provided a much larger physical reaction from the camera man, barely moved at all, meaning he was totally expecting that to happen.

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OR, not everyone is like you and will immediately run. As long as that guy didn’t come at me there is no reason for me to run. If he pulls out a weapon, sure. I’ve been in retail stores with customers losing their minds and flipping stuff. Never had to run.

I also seriously doubt the employees would want to pick up all that crap just to pull a stunt. They probably wouldn’t risk the firings that would come once it was found to be so.

I’ll say this, if you are saying the upset guy and the camera guy know each other and they planned it, well, maybe. But we don’t know if they know each other. I don’t believe, though, the store employee was in on it.

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Haha, lol, not run, a reaction, big difference.

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Vaeris

Fair, but again, not everyone reacts the same way…if at all.

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Jack Pipsam

Out of the three Bethesda-published Fallout games I have played (3, New Vegas & 4), New Vegas is the only one I actually liked. The only one NOT made by Bethesda.

Fallout 3 to me was boring and 4 was just dull. New Vegas was the only one with some personality to it.
When you strip away the NPCs and over-arching story, it’s no wonder that what’s left of a Bethesda Game Studio game is just nothing but a bland buggy mess.
Knocking them down a few pegs is what’s needed, they’ve been given a free-pass for far too long.

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Robert Mann

Assuming that this guy is not part of some giant staged act or prank on the rest of us… that’s just stupid. Stupid, in his case, didn’t really hurt anyone else badly, so I dare say he’s in for some pain.

Because stupid shall always be punished. It’s sad when it hurts people who just happen to be nearby.

*Note, this is referring to willful stupidity.*

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Zora

Meh the issue isn’t that it’s full of bugs, it’s bethesda we’re talking about… their standards for greenlighting a release are abysmal :P you know what you’re walking into if you buy on day one

The issue is that I don’t think we’re going to see modders fix the stuff as they do for all their other titles, if you are even allowed to mod at all? I’m not sure about the current stance, last I recall that was a big ‘no’ without recourse, due to the online component

On their own, in a year or so they might fix it but that’s a looong time post-release for any game

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Siphaed

What caught my eye was the indifference.

The indifference of the individual recording.*

The indifference of the individual entering the store.

I get it. People don’t want to risk themselves. However to not even actively attempt to call the Police. To do nothing. And the call of “Thank you for calling Gamestop, this is Brian, how can I help you?” furthers suspicion on individual alertness. Whereas a person calling in an emergency situation should be placed on hold in order to contact authorities.

*~~~> Was this staged or was he thinking the guy was going to attack/do something? Why was he publicly recording on his phone at a Gamestop to start? At cash registers, no less.

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Robert Mann

Probably already had some drama that had started, although it could be staged. Who knows.

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starbuck1771

Well Game Stop will not refund the criminal charges the guy will have to pay either. Only a complete freaking moron would do such a thing over a damn game.

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Hopefully Gamestop made a police report and hopefully police will catch this dude.

As for game itself – I had fun playing it, but there’s no way this game is worth $60, especially if you’re playing it alone. Even after today’s patch this game is HUGELY anti-social, with no way to communicate with others if either you or the other people have voice chat disabled. Meaning I don’t even bother trying to play it if my friends aren’t playing it, since I can’t socialize with other strangers like I can do in ALL of MMORPG games or most other multiplayer games, I’m not interested in doing any of repeatable “events” (I’ve already done them at least once) by myself and there’s no “story” left other than “go get codes to launch a nuke” which is annoying to do solo.

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rafael12104

Lol! Well, that Gamestop employee is a boss, isn’t he? Cooly answers the phone as the guy trashed the store. Because, knocking shit on the floor can be cleaned up, and there is no need to get into a confrontation to protect any merch.

As for Fallout 76, well, I knew the bug fest was upon those of us who chose to buy in. I mentioned it often here. The decision was to buy in any way, at least for me and patiently wait for the fixes.

I don’t feel swindled or betrayed because, like many of you, I knew the risk and set my expectations accordingly.

And, I’m enjoying the game as it is delivering on what I what I wanted to experience, a multiplayer player Fallout universe.

Is it perfect? Nah. That has been covered. Does it take getting used too? Yeah, a little bit. The story is, at least in this case, what you make it. If you like it, you will read and listen, if not, you can go about your business with plenty of other things.

But the hate. I don’t get that. And let me be clear, I’m not talking about criticism or even laying out the reasons why you don’t like the game.

There is hate. Actual hate in that some are determined to ensure other players don’t like or even play the game. Review bombing and video commentaries especially on Youtube seem to be the in vogue by people not even playing the game. It’s irrational. Some YouTubers, for example, have multiple videos regurgitating the same hate. Why? Views? If you don’t like the game, have your say and then move on.

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Skoryy

Some men just want to watch the world burn, and social media gives them an instant audience.