Bethsoft is banning more Fallout 76 exploiters and teasing its free-for-all PvP mode

    
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Even before Fallout 76 launched last year, the game was becoming well known for bugs of the exploitable sort. The most recent to make headlines was the glitch that allowed players to bust into the developers’ secret stash room. Hopefully you managed to stay out of there yourself, as Bethsoft’s latest community update says it’s cracking down on abusers, including those who took advantage of the loot room.

“We want Fallout 76 to be a happy and healthy world for all players, and we know that there are concerns with players finding and abusing exploits. We’re working hard to find, fix, and address these as they show up. The number of players raising these to our attention has been incredibly helpful in our process of getting to the bottom of these exploits and we greatly appreciate it. We want you to know that we take these exploits and those abusing them VERY seriously. Once identified, we work very closely with our Support team to remove problem players that are abusing these exploits – whether that’s the duping exploits or those using cheat apps or mods to access areas in-game that are otherwise inaccessible (and unintended) for players in the game world. As we continue to change the game, we fully expect to identify new issues, but we will continue track and resolve exploits.”

Bethsoft is also talking up its short-term plans, specifically the patch destined for next week, which is set to include the tweaks for two-shot and explosive legendary mods and accidental mod scrapping. The company is further soliciting feedback on in-game events and outlining its plans for a free-for-all PvP server mode.

“You may recall late last year we mentioned we’re working on a new way of playing the game that removed PvP restrictions,” it explains. “While we’re still doing some tweaking and adding, we thought we’d give you a little more info to go on. Think it of it like playing the game you’re playing right now, but with no PvP rules. We want to introduce significantly more tension, drama, and consequences with every encounter with another human player. We’ll go further into this new mode next week.”

Source: Official site. Thanks, Kinya!

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Ben Willows

I seriously hope they don’t force the free for all pvp onto us. I have to have pvp disabled because my Tesla rifle shotgun loves to touch people in all the right places.

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Mewmew

They’re saying it’s a new “mode” so it’s going to be something that players opt into. I do realize the way they said it was a bit confusing, but there would be a crazy exodus of those players that actually have stuck around if it was forced.

While I wouldn’t put it past them to be that stupid, they did use the word mode, so that means you’re selecting to go into that mode somehow :D

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Adam Russell

Hackers permanently flagged pvp with red cheater label above their head. FFA to attack.

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TheAncientGamer

Attention dumbass Bethesda. What the 99% want is Fallout 4 Co-op. That’s all… Stop over-thinking it.

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Armsbend

Not good for streaming.

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TheAncientGamer

Yeah, what would do without all the douche rockets streaming PVP?? Bottom line, add all the modes you want, the games bones are NOT good for PVP.

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NeoWolf

Free for all PvP mode… what was that sound? oh right all the Fallout fans leaving.. awesome move.

Dumb da Dumb dumb DUUUUMB..

Ah well at least I know I can uninstall it now.

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K38FishTacos

Probably it will be optional and all the pvp-ers will congregate together on those servers and you can keep going about your business in pve-land. Hopefully.

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McGuffn

Whistleblower laws should really cover videogame players that sneak into secret areas and expose all the shady stuff that’s being withheld from players. I mean that place is basically a vault/ y2k den. If another bomb drops and actually detonates people could go there to survive, but as it is bethesda just wants people to get a fatal dose of rads and turn into mutants. That ain’t right.

Also, it would be great if you go there and there’s nothing but a mountain of canvas bags.

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Greaterdivinity

It’s a hack not a glitch, as others have said, but still pretty embarrassing for Bethesda given just how glitchy/buggy their game is and how susceptible to hacks it seems like it is. That is if they actually get embarrassed about this kind of stuff, which their history indicates they don’t and that they sure don’t really care. Either way, hopefully they’ll actually start locking down these issues without creating even more, as has apparently been the case so far. Players deserve a better game than what they’ve gotten, even if they’re already enjoying it.

Oh well, in the meantime I’ll just be sitting here all like –

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Cypher

Did somebody say Battle Royale?

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Ironwu

Free-For All PvP?!? Yeah, that will save this game for sure!

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Alyn

free-for-all pvp what a novel concept?

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BDJ

In this case, its needed. They have PvE servers now pretty much. Id rather have people to PvP against at this point. PvP is non-existent on current servers.

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Sorenthaz

Because out of the 24 people per server there’s a good chance most of them don’t’ care to PvP. They did put in a few things to try and entice PvP to happen (the PvP radio station putting folks into an assassination/hunt minigame of sorts, also I believe there were a few PvP events) but it’s the same issue with Sea of Thieves – you can’t just throw a few handfuls of people into the same playing area and expect them to have similar desires in how they want to play the game.

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xpsync

I picked the wrong lock, ended up wanted, i was wanted for what seemed like forever, no one bothered with me, finally a guy took me out at a station. Died came right back and the guy waves and thumbs up, i did the same.

NO ONE PVP’s literally, i’m totally fine with that, people are far more willing to help you than attack you. So i’m a little puzzled with how much they seem to want to push it?

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Hikari Kenzaki

Bree…

You guys really need to stop reporting this as a bug or glitch. It is a deliberate hack.

It says it right here “or those using cheat apps or mods to access areas in-game that are otherwise inaccessible”

It’s fine to hold developers accountable for their mistakes, but you have to hold the cheaters accountable as well.