With an improved new player experience, balance changes, and better power armor, you would think that Fallout 76’s latest patch would be received warmly by the community. Well it has, if by “warmly” you are angling for “red-hot tempers,” because Patch 11 turned out to be the type of bug-riddled mess that is Bethesda’s stock and trade.
Some of these bugs are amusing, such as a power armor glitch that is removing players’ heads. But many are frustrating (such as an area that insta-kills anyone who goes there), and the community is rising up again against Bethesda’s slap-dash quality assurance efforts. Of course, this is the kind of thing that happens when you don’t even have a test server for the game. It does sound as if this online RPG has a ways to go.
“We don’t even have a way to communicate with each other excluding VOIP, and not everyone has that,” said one Reddit user. “How am I supposed to send people messages in nuclear winter matches or in the main menu or a different world?”
Bethesda said that it is working on a hotfix for some of these issues, which players should see dropping in the game today. In the meanwhile, you can check out a list of all of the problems that Patch 11 introduced to the wasteland and then go join all the players moaning over the addition of yet another potentially pay-to-win item in the cash shop: scrap kits.