Fallout 76 players are finding ways to glitch into a secret developer room with unreleased items

    
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This is what you asked for with another Fallout title, guys. This is what your hands have wrought.

We would like to preface today’s story of Fallout 76 having all the integrity of tissue paper in a hurricane by saying that you should probably not try to access this glitch, as you may very well wind up banned for doing so. But you’d be banned for managing to get into the game’s developer room, which allows you access to items that have not yet been officially released in the game and even a human NPC just hanging out in there. So perhaps it’d be the sort of ban that feels less like the death of an account and more like dying historic on the fury road.

The developer room is a long-standing feature in several single-player games containing every item in the game. Normally, it’s meant to be more of a treat for players who explore carefully and find a way in there, rather than a way in an online game to get access to items that aren’t even supposed to be released yet. There are stories that Bethesda is now handing out bans for players who manage to glitch their way into the developer room, but it remains to be seen if the studio can even track down all of the items that have been distributed into the playground, so to speak.

Source: Eurogamer, YouTube; thanks to Darthbawl, A Dad Supreme, and Bullet Teeth for the tips!
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Mewmew

Awesome secret rooms – The cat rooms in EverQuest I & II.

The EQ II one apparently has a direct secret way to get there, the EQ I room dumps you there if a certain bug happens when zoning.

Cool and cute secret rooms, I needed them for a palate cleanser after reading the Fallout 76 stuff.

Search for them on your favorite search engine and enjoy the cuteness :D

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Mewmew

Why would they leave this room in the player version of the game?

People often find ways to get places they shouldn’t be able to. To leave this in the live game and player client, I’m at a loss.

There should be a developer version and a player version. This room shouldn’t be in the player version. It shouldn’t be on the live servers at all. At most it should be published to their test server and nowhere else.

I’m not defending the cheaters. They are getting there with a teleport cheat program (that Bethesda wouldn’t even know about if the people weren’t using it to get in this room, they’re using it to go all over the game!).

They should be banned – but now I’m reading that the people they trade the stuff to don’t get punished. So they’re making mule accounts that they run into the room and grab the stuff with, trade the stuff to either their main for their own use or to another account that doesn’t get banned and then sell said stuff to other people.

While Bethesda could be smart and leave the room there and trace everybody who enters it to find people using this teleport cheat, they need to get rid of the items in the boxes that people are looting.

I’ve spent like $60 extra on paints people are just popping into that room and snagging. Do I blame the cheaters? I blame Bethesda more! This is *such* a boneheaded thing to do. Why would you leave this room in the live game?

I’m just at a loss here… I’m so glad they didn’t handle Elder Scrolls Online on their own. That ended up being an extremely awesome game that I don’t think Bethesda could have managed to make.

Are they this inept or are they just lazy? Do they not have enough programmers or people that know what they’re doing? Ugh… Sigh…

Get it together Bethesda!

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PurpleCopper

Remember the dev islands in WoW? Good ol’ times.

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Yea, I remember – using flying exploit to reach it. Or using exploits to reach Jove space in EVE (using clones).

Of course, none of those games were so utterly broken and there was always fun stuff to do in them even without exploiting, unlike in this garbage game ;-)

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Sorenthaz

I don’t really get the point of including Outer Worlds’ trailer at the end of the first video. That joke’s been beaten to death already.

Second video, not even going to bother watching. Looks like it’s just another Youtuber who depends on outrage and drama to get those views and ad revenue.

I’m getting incredibly tired of how desperately people are trying to create drama with this game and make things a bigger deal than they really are. This is hardly the first online game where folks have hacked/broken into a developer area. This is nothing shocking. This isn’t anything new. It’s just people desperately needing some gaming industry drama in their lives to be outraged about.

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fallout 76 has standard dev/admin things every online game has and cheat engine users used cheat engine to use one of them! watch people posing as experts on games act outraged at mundane generally not newsworthy things because TODDHOWARD AND THE CANVAS BAG MADE A GAME YOUTUBERS TOLD THEM TO HATE

i mean it’s relatively to fact check alot of this bullshit and i’ve done so and posted results, but apparently that’s grounds for harassment.

but the best part is is just how out of proportion the responses are to these drama.

oh and people uniornically giving support to cheat engine users. good times.

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Hikari Kenzaki

It’s a curiosity.

I’ve never bought any Fallout game.

Never spent any money on one other than an outfit and some heroes in Quake Champions (cause that game is amazing).

I literally have no care for Bethesda as a company, but I’m the irrational one for saying “Maybe cheaters shouldn’t cheat?”

Maybe save the anger and redirect the rage at a Gillette commercial for telling people they should be nice to each other.

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Hikari Kenzaki

Correction: I’ve never bought any Bethesda* game. Mistyped

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i don’t even like bethesda. fallout 4 was a waste of money for me. teso was the opposite of what i wanted out of multiplayer tes. they rely too heavily on mods for their crummy ui’s and such.

but of all their games to rage about… fallout76? really? that’s the one yall pick?

and the nature of the attacks on the game. like haha wow you kids are something alright!

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Mewmew

Yes, they’re not just glitching into the room as in doing something normal in game that causes them to be able to glitch into it. They’re running a cheating tool that allows them to teleport anywhere they want, and teleporting themselves to the room that would normally otherwise never be able to be accessed.

They are absolutely cheating, and definitely deserve to be banned. I feel sorry for those who trade with them and end up with some of these items they shouldn’t have and get banned though.

Cheaters definitely deserve punishment.

That said, what a bonehead move for Bethesda to leave this room in the live release…

You see other companies testing their games and saying in their streams how they can’t do something right now because they’re not on the developer build that would allow them to. While that room should exist in the developer build, it shouldn’t exist in the player build. Are the developers and / or programmers there that inept? It’s pretty ridiculous.

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Utakata

This is really becoming America’s ArcheAge… o.O

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Danny Smith

I don’t know whats more embarrassing. Bethesda’s complete ineptitude at what was clearly charging for a alpha test of functions for later games, lets be honest thats exactly what 76 will turn out to be down the line, or the strange little cult of brand defenders acting like every act of developer incompetence with this game is some poor done too little guy being attacked by a dark cabal of internet haters like bloody lex luthor and brainiac out to take down superman.

They charged money for this. Full retail price. They thought that was okay.

its like every time a bad game has an element of exploration you get “The High Cult of b-but you can do anything” that digs in for another keyboard war using the exact same lines like a bot. “Its fun if you switch your brain off” “its just a chill out game” “its just haters out to kill the game”.

Its never the games fault with these people. We saw the same shit with No Man’s Sky, with a legion of steam early access games during the boom of the survival crafting meme and its always the same people doing the same shit: criticism of the brand is a direct attack on my person because i spent money on it, time to dismiss anything thats not praise as some unified assault on the game and myself. Because if theres one thing the internet does its agree on things across the board right?

Its like the videogame equivalent of some religious fundamentalism through the lens of what should be satire. Bethesda ripped people off and thought they were so firm in the brand loyalty camp they could. This is shameful and brand damaging at best, patronising and insulting at worst.
But the fact that its been weeks if not months and you still have a number of totally brainwashed people coming to bethesda’s defence is absolutely flabbergasting. How many of these scams do people need before they learn?

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it’s embarassing that you think NMS and fo76 have anything in common.

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Bullet Teeth

They were both shit games released with nothing they promised and overhyped to the point of religious resurrection.

Unless we argue magnified semantics, it’s pretty fucking cut & dry my dude.

NMS got their shit together and yanked their head from their own asses after months of public crucifixion. Something Bethesda is not remotely competent enough to do without a roadmap.

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fallout76 overhyped?

twitch/youtube influencers have had it out for the game since it was announced as soon as they realized they weren’t getting free copies.

the press literally put on a massive show of being confused by todd howard’s pretty to the point it turns out descriptions of how the game would be.

social media influencers memeing about no (human) npc’s as soon as the words left todd’s mouth.

and unlike NMS fo76 was pretty much what was it was described as going to be.

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Bullet Teeth

This mess, coupled with the rampant duping glitch?

The economy is fuuuuuuuuuuuuuucked!

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What “economy”? ;-) This is not an MMO with elaborate crafting and auction houses or trade hubs, it’s just a co-op in a non-persistent server worlds, doesn’t really matter how many caps anyone has or how many duped 2-shot explosive shotguns everyone has. Especially with a pointless PvP system where you don’t lose anything valuable and where you can avoid anyone shooting at you by simply switching servers.

Seriously, Bethesda should just release private servers RIGHT NOW and allow everyone to do anything they want to on such servers – create any weapon, alter any damage amount or currency, allow permanent CAMPs and stuff like this. This would hold a few dozen of remaining players for much longer times than trying to waste time on fixing existing exploits (which WILL continue to be found by people familiar with Bethesda’s ancient Gamebryo fork and all the issues this engine had in previous FO games which were ignored by Bethesda until now).

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Bullet Teeth

“”What “economy”? ;-)””

Reading over the initial section of your comment a few times, you’re definitely right the more you think about it.

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Oh cool, you included YoungYea’s video. He’s pretty good when it comes to exposing shitty developers/publishers like these, you should use his videos more often (and yea, I know “he does it for money” – this doesn’t change the fact that his videos are pretty informative and pretty fair most of the time).

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rafael12104

Heh. None of this is a surprise.

So first, if this had a occurred in another less “notorious” game nobody would even blink. Youtube would not be feasting, commentators wouldn’t be dogpiling, it wouldn’t be big news.

Next, this isn’t new. This was a hack, not a glitch, and a hack like this is not unusual. And, btw, there are much worse hacks that have occurred and continue to occur in 76 and other games.

This is just another symptom of a fundamental problem we have been facing over the past few years. Games that are rushed to market or in many cases aren’t ready for the market are more susceptible to these type of things. Anyone remember The Division 1 hacks? Holy shit, it was bad. It is an amusing comparison.

IMO, ultimately, this still falls on Bethsoft. They should have been more tied out with Zenimax on security.

But this is hardly worth the drama created unless your counting views. Heh. MOP excluded.

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Armsbend

You are right and it is a well deserved PR problem. They deserve every bit of the dogpile. Moreso because they are held to a high standard and all of the unforced errors they seem intent on performing – #GCS

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xpsync

Sad reality, this is all free advertising, a month from now, unknown person sees a fallout 76 ad, hey i’ve heard of that before, checks it out and buys it (because its so freaking awesome). Peeps don’t recall trivial events (which this is) they kinda recall the name. Sure for us more into the entire genre, ofc we remember this, the average consumer doesn’t give a crap, all they know is they heard the name before.

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maybe so. We’ll know the answer to that in 9 months or so.

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K38FishTacos

Is that how it’s working out for Battlefield V and Star Wars Battlefront 2?

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IronSalamander8 .

You pretty much said what I was going to type. The game has serious issues and I’m glad I wasn’t interested in it in the first place but this does seem to be getting blown up bigger than it is to stir that pot.

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Sorenthaz

But this is hardly worth the drama created unless your counting views. Heh. MOP excluded.

Pretty sure that’s the only reason this dead horse keeps being beaten further into the ground. Folks are desperate for news that riles people up.

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xpsync

Hooray! more Fallout 76 drama.

Still the only game i’m playing, Fallout fans deciding to let the internet think for them are truly missing out on (to me) the best Fallout game to date.

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Targeter

Glad you’re having fun! I can’t imagine that I would like this more than New Vegas though (I know it’s an Obsidian game).

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rafael12104

I loved New Vegas as well. 76 is very different though. New Vegas was strong on story and npc interaction. 76 is all about exploration, IMO.

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hurbster

It’s not fit to wipe the arse of New Vegas. He’ll it makes the Tactics games look well made.

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rafael12104 pretty much nutshell’s it, if you love exploring this is your game.

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xpsync

Take what i say with the grain of salt too in that within a few hours i can’t stand playing anymore “single player anything” “for the most part”, becomes boring.

Thing with 76 is it’s live, and familiar to how Fallout 4 plays. It takes time to stop hitting F5 every 2 seconds, and that’s what a single player game turns into really (for me) saving, saving, saving, the thought of having to replay even a second of what i just did hurts me.

76 what ever happens, happens, deal with it. 76 is elevated far and above all other Fallout games for me due to that simple fact.

There are a plethora of people talking trash about a game whom have never played the game. It’s very solid, never have encountered a real game stopping bug, another is that there is nothing to do, this is when you know for sure they have not played, if anything there is way to much content… the trash list goes on, and on.

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i’ve encountered plenty of annoying af bugs, but nothing that stopped me dead in my tracks like i might expect with typical broken quest chain steps in mmorpgs or such.

servers/etc have had good uptime even when they were relatively crashy for a short period. no mmorpg style queues helps. easier to play with friends than mmorpg’s that’s for sure. more free form and less dictatorial.

i’m fond of the narrative of the game and there’s some standout quests/factions in teh game with some great story telling.

the graphics aren’t anything to write home and it’s clearly full of fo4 assets but idk why you’d expect anything else from BGS to begin with.

inventory management in the past has been a bit much and there’ sstill lots of room to improve.

the CAMP building stuff is NOT fo4’s settlements but you can have fun with it if you want to make a nice place. or works well enough for mobile forward bases too if that’s your thing. it definitely factors into the overall gameloop in a big way if you play the “normal” way.

i’ve literally wasted whole 10 hours days just engrossing myself in the gameplay and losing track of time solo so we can stop memeing about “fun with friends” as if we aren’t on a website dedicated to multiplayer games. i honestly do not understand the fuss beyond petty spite. it’s far from an amazing game in many aspects but other aspects of it are refreshing and very much enjoyable in much needed ways.

i don’t know see what’s so offensive to these people about the game that such lengths must be taken to punish the todd for it. i feel in teh realm of todd’s sins at bethesda absolutely everything involved with fo76 is not only small potatoes the choosing to call to arms over it tends to miss hte point of reasons worth criticizing the game and the company and todd over.

but we’re not talking about those things. we’re acting like using cheat engine to hack the game is ok because it’s a game we don’t like because influencers told us not to.