Last week, we ran a poll on Fallout 76 that picked up on rumors that stores across the globe, from the UK to Australia to even Poland, are pulling and marking down their inventory of Fallout 76 boxes and not resupplying. Bethsoft’s PR flatly denied the rumor, as did EB Games Australia, but that didn’t stop people from wondering whether the game was going free-to-play.
Add a bit more fuel to the fire today: Kotaku reports that GameStop in Germany and several other countries are offering a deal – just buy a used current-gen console controller, get a free copy of Fallout 76. This is a ten-week-old game that was charging $60 at launch, and it’s now a GWP. No way to make this one look good, I fear.
Meanwhile, the community is once again buzzing over an apparent new crackdown on duping that has spilled over into legitimate crafting and leaving innocent players banned. Bethsoft has responded to some of the threads and is apparently investigating the erroneous bans, but in the meantime, careful what you build – or at least how quickly you build it.