Fallout 76 invites everyone for a free tour of Appalachia this weekend

    
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Fallout 76 invites everyone for a free tour of Appalachia this weekend

If you dropped out of Fallout 76 before the Wastelanders update, you may have been inspired to go back already. However, if you never stepped in to begin with, it’s quite possible that Fallout 76 never won you over and you’re not ready for a cautious exploration even with the update. So the game is reaching out and giving you a chance to see how the game is starting on May 14th with a free campaign for everyone.

From May 14th until May 18th, everyone can hop into Appalachia for free to see what the game is line, whether you’ve never played before or you’re a regular who was already planning to play the game. If you’re curious about how much has changed with Wastelanders, or if you’re just curious about whether the game now is as bad as all of the horror stories you’d heard beforehand… hey, this weekend is your chance to find out.

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Dug From The Earth

Cant say its starting out great for me

Kinda of a game stopping bug right on the character creation screen

After I had spent a good 20 minutes editing my face to be how I wanted, it suddenly felt the need to turn my camera around… with no way to rotate it back.

“It just works”

Then… once I finally made it out of the vault, I was greeted with a bright pink sky!

Lasted all of 30 seconds… then it turned pure grey

About 15 minutes later suddenly clouds just suddenly appeared in the sky and the sky was now a proper color texture.

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styopa

So sorenthaz is the Joe Blobers of FO76? That’s what I learned here.

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Bruno Brito

Soren has a good head on their shoulders, them being partial to something isn’t as damaging as Blobbers is, considering that Blobbers is a whiteknight who goes through several forums to skew SC’s view ( And ends up screwing his own crusade because no one likes it ).

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hurbster

Looks at ESO, looks at Fallout 76.

Hmmmmm.

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rafael12104

Oh, I will be playing Greymoor soon enough. I’m really looking forward to it.

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rafael12104

I’m of two minds on this. One, hell yeah! The more the merrier! On the other, oh shit… what could possibly go wrong?

Heh. Back to my Fallout1st cave.

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Dug From The Earth

Will it be free through steam? Or do we have to use bethesdas awful launcher?

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Sorenthaz

If it’s free through Steam then there’ll probably be a free weekend notice on the store page.

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Gfees

Best way to chase people away from buying FO76 is being dumb enough to let them actually play it first. Can’t rely on sunk cost fallacy to keep them around.

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Sorenthaz

Or there’s the opposite where you let them try it out, they find it’s actually not as bad as what you folks want it to be, and they end up buying it because they genuinely enjoyed their time in it and want to continue playing?

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McGuffn

You stole my life story.

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Dug From The Earth

“Can you” and “should you” are two entirely different things.

Can you have fun in fallout 76? Yes, this is pretty much a fact as people are having fun. Especially people who play with other people.

Should you? Bethesda has provided a very buggy, incomplete, rushed and sub par game for players to have fun in. As stated above, you CAN absolutely have fun in the game. But should you? Should you be telling Bethesda “Hey, its absolutely fine for you to cut corners and provide paying customers a poorly made product” ? Because that is what people are telling them when they buy this game.

Again, if the game was Free 2 Play, id have no issues with this. But charging for a game that is so buggy and incomplete, a game that puts a LOT of the responsibility for enjoying it on the players themselves, just seems wrong.

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Bruno Brito

I fall in this specific camp as well. It’s the same as Archeage Unchained for me: Can i enjoy it now that is way less P2W? Sure.

Should i? Why? Why would i give a game that had five years to correct it’s wrong doings a new chance just because they finally saw their playerbase flipping them off?

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Random MMO fan

Good for them to offer it for free, because this is what this game is worth, same goes for for people who work there.

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Sorenthaz

Interesting indeed.

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Random MMO fan

You fanatics will keep on posting your “haha, ur cherry picking, everything works fine for me” no matter how many other normal players will keep finding issues and bugs after each new patch ;-)

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Fisty

Or, it works for us and bugs are about as common as they usually are in Bethesda title. I’ve maybe had 1 or 2 show up and never caused me to not finish a quest or proceed as usual. I don’t think I’m as much as a fanatic as you are an obsessed troll. I just like playing the game.

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Sorenthaz

I mean it’s still cherry picking and finding excuses/justifications for you to keep trashing on it and the developers working on it. Glad that you have a rabid dedication to the game without even playing it?

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Covynant001

Yeah, I checked my vendors, no issues before or after the change, but I wouldn’t really care as I have more caps than I could ever need or use, four mules carrying the max and about to need a 5th, even with the weekly gold grind.

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48 Pistols

Sounds like gripping gameplay juggling around five ‘mules’ worth of inventory…

Probably would have been worse if Bethe$da just let you have unlimited inventory space, right?

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Ironwu

Nah. On my second play through of The Outer Worlds in order to play some of the locations I did not get to do first time through. And on the next harder difficulty level.

I know it is simpler (I guess) than F76, but there are zero bugs, no lag, no griefing, no microtransactions, no lootboxes, etc.

Just plain old RPG fun with some shooty-shooty along the way. I do love my sniper rifle and machine gun. :)

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Sorenthaz

For some reason I completely forgot about the Outer Worlds after a point. Game was fun from what I played but then I just hit a point where I couldn’t care to keep playing it. It felt like they played a little too safe and cautionary with it.

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Raleigh-St-Clair

I decided not to buy it until it’s allowed to be on Steam and had actually forgotten it existed until I read this post.

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Ironwu

Since I have it on EGS, I won’t be able to do a Steam review, but intend to put a review on the Discussions forum when it hits Steam.

In short, it is a very solid and clean $30 game being sold for $60. It is vastly overpriced for what you get. It is fun, but it is short, shallow, and somewhat bland. There are virtually no likeable characters in the game.

So, do wait until you can get it for $40, and preferably less.

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Raleigh-St-Clair

Good advice, I figure by the time it’s on Steam it will be around that sort of price.

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Ironwu

You are not wrong in saying this. It is very ‘middle of the road’ in terms of it’s challenge and story lines. I suspect that no matter what I do in the game, it is actually going to end exactly the same way with exactly the same cut-scenes. We shall see.

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Sorenthaz

Yeah, I guess I expected more from it since it was Obsdian.

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Bruno Brito

To be fair, the same was said of FO76.

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Sorenthaz

Kind of but at the same time when Fallout 76 was announced there was already a ton of backlash and skepticism, especially since Bethesda is known for their janky launches at this point. Todd even sort of gave a forewarning that it was going to be messy at launch and very much a sort of experimental thing that they’ll work and learn as they go. That of course was a gross understatement and didn’t include all of the other blunders outside of the game, with the out of game blunders adding fuel to the fire for 76 even if they weren’t things directly affecting the game itself.

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Fisty

Outer Worlds is so good. Has that great classic feel.

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hurbster

Can’t complain, got it on Gamepass.

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rafael12104

Same. Best 5 bucks I’ve ever spent.

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Fisty

Join up naysayers. Its fun.

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Sorenthaz

Those 79% of positive reviews on Steam are just bots.

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Bruno Brito

People are easily swayed, i say!

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48 Pistols

State of Decay 2 – 70% positive reviews, 8400 reviews.
Far Cry 5 – 74% positive reviews, 53,400 reviews.
Monster Hunter: World – 82% positive reviews, 146,500 total reviews.
Fallout 76 – 79% positive reviews, 4200 total reviews.

These four titles came out within a few months of one another. They all have good review percentages but you neglected to look at the total number of them.

Clearly FO76 is a flop. Even Monster Hunter, a traditionally console IP smashed the ever-living heck out of FO76 and the venerable Fallout IP.

You can polish a turd and spraypaint it gold all you like, but it still smells like shit.

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Sorenthaz

It’s almost like Fallout 76 has only been on steam for a single month or something, and has been on a completely different platform for a year and some months before that. State of Decay 2 has been out like a month longer, the other games have been out far longer.

So let’s just take a look at State of Decay 2 and Fallout 76’s current player numbers, shall we?

https://steamcharts.com/app/495420

https://steamcharts.com/app/1151340

Oh look at that, Fallout 76 has at least ~10k active users on Steam, not including the Bethesda launcher players, while State of Decay 2 seems to run an average of maybe 2.7-3k users. bUt It HaS tWiCe tHe ReVieWs so that clearly means Fallout 76 is shit.

Oh and Far Cry 5 is doing even worse than State of Decay 2 with a 24hr peak of 2.6k players.

It’s almost like pulling steam metrics out of my butt don’t accurately reflect the measure of success. Shocker.

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48 Pistols

BuT IT HaZ 79% poSItIvE ReVIEws So FaLLouT Iz GuDder!
I can use the sperg text too champ. It’s very high IQ.

Well you got me there bud, i was looking at the wiki what was using the console console/bethe$da release dates. If only those digital platforms were as robust as steam. I guess i’ll jsut have to take your word that 79% is ‘good’.

Oh look at that, Streets of Rage 4. A game that hasn’t had a release in over 25 years sold more copies on steam than FO76 did AND got a score of 90%, and came out on the 1st of May almost a full month after 76. Those 90% must be bots.

Xcom Chimera Squad sold 11k copies in the same time.

I guess you’ll now use that excuse that everyone already owns it on Bethe$da launcher so the reviews are not accurate. Even though you quoted the review percent first.

Keep polishing that turd though i bet it looks real shiny, keep blocking your nose and you’ll never know.

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BalsBigBrother

I wouldn’t bother mate folks don’t want to hear about positive when it comes F76, I tried and it’s a wasted effort. Heck I even stopped mentioning it the wrup even though I have been playing pretty much constantly, second game I purchased for my PS4.

Best bet is to just play the game and have fun leave these folks to their toxic circle jerk.

sigh

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Malcolm Swoboda

Sounds great! Let me… oh, removed games from GeForce Now! Bye

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François Verret

Would have been a great way to try the game without having to make room on our computers to download it. Oh well!

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Malcolm Swoboda

I’m fine with them not wanting me to play their games.