So. Yeah. Fallout 76. Is there any dignity left to shatter for this game? Any functional part left to break? Any spot on Bethesda’s face not covered by pie? We suppose so because this week has seen new and wild problems emerge in this post-apocalyptic title.
We’ll start with the big mess, which is that hackers have figured out how to mod Fallout 76 — and not in a helpful way. These players are spawning in items and NPCs from Fallout 4, brazenly flaunting what shred of security Fallout 76 has against such intrusion. It was so bad that these hackers were able to summon a gigantic zeppelin above the skies, floating there in silent mockery.
Other players have turned to lucrative gunrunning. You heard us right. They’ve been using a duping bug to make tons of the game’s best weapons and then sell those on eBay for real world cash. “I just started selling them out of the blue due to frustration with the game not listening to players,” one gunrunner told Eurogamer.
Oh, and if that isn’t enough, Bethesda officially announced that the Steam launch of Fallout 76 has been delayed from 2019 to 2020. Just in case you were wondering at this point.
It’s not all been terrible in the wasteland, however. Players are going caroling together for charity this Christmas while Bethesda is exciting the community with a couple of additional NPC reveals for next year’s Wastelanders update.