Fallout 76 has not had the best couple of years. As MOP’s Justin said in his column rounding up Bethsoft’s worst flubs – and there were many – in the game since its launch in 2018, “Fallout 76 would sorely teach me the definition of the term ‘to settle.'”
And yet Justin, along with many other MMO players and Fallout fans, still went back to the game this week for the Wastelanders launch, which pushes the game more into MMO territory thanks to factions and NPCs.
Of course, not everyone who’s gone back is actually enjoying the experience. On Steam, where the game launched for the first time this week ($40 for newcomers, free for existing owners who secured their accounts prior to the release), players have flocked to post their opinions and review-bomb the game. (The bomb hasn’t been entirely successful, as reviews as merely “mixed” as I type this, but there’s plenty of grousing to be found.)
We’ll have our impressions up next week, but in the meantime, I’m curious about our readers, who have been… let’s just say fairly critical of the game along the way. Did you go back, and how are you finding it so far? Are you giving Fallout 76 a second chance?
Leaderboard: Are you giving Fallout 76 a second chance?
- I played Fallout 76 before and am now playing Wastelanders. (32%, 112 Votes)
- I played Fallout 76 before and returned for Wastelanders but have already left. (3%, 9 Votes)
- I played Fallout 76 before but will not go back for Wastelanders. (5%, 16 Votes)
- I played Fallout 76 before but am still uncertain about returning. (7%, 25 Votes)
- I didn't play Fallout 76 before Wastelanders, but I am playing now. (4%, 14 Votes)
- I didn't play Fallout 76 before Wastelanders, but I tried the expansion and have already quit. (0%, 1 Votes)
- I didn't play Fallout 76 before, and I'm not going to play it now. (35%, 124 Votes)
- I didn't play Fallout 76 before, but I am currently debating picking it up now. (9%, 33 Votes)
- Something else - tell us in the comments! (1%, 2 Votes)
- No reply / view tally / post-apoc nuke butts (5%, 17 Votes)
Total Voters: 353