So yesterday’s Fallout 76 patch did… not go to plan. Bethsoft added the foundation for A Colossal Problem to the game, and that’s not a euphemism, mind you; that’s actually what it’s called, though the playable part was pulled before it went live. In any case, the patch has been a colossal problem indeed since it hit the servers yesterday, with missing content and piles and piles of bugs and broken tools.
One Fallout 76 Reddit thread with 4300+ upvotes and 600 comments as I type this spells out some of the endless problems.
“You can replace walls but only with different styles of walls, not types. So wood doorway for a brick doorway but not doorway to solid or window. Basically stripping away one of the major creative tools builders have. Back to boring boxes for everyone… Edit: Forgot to mention… same goes with roof tiles. So if you enjoy the floating roof tile trick where if you changed it to an angle roof, you’d be able to delete the wall under, yeah bye bye. That’s gone too. 2nd edit: Double walls still possible but it involves two half walls on each side and the flamethrower trick. Break both and place next set of double half walls facing opposite direction. 3rd edit: full brick walls can be flamethrower trapped and doubled…”
That’s far from the only thread spitting with outrage from the community; there are many others agitating for a reversal of the wall change, calling the patch embarrassing, and cancelling subs. You know it’s real bad when people who knowingly paid for Fallout First are quitting.