Fallout 76 releases Fallout Worlds but postpones Season 6

    
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It’s a big update day for Fallout 76 — but not quite as big as originally intended. While the post-apocalyptic game is pushing out two new allies and the Fallout Worlds servers today, Bethesda announced yesterday that it made the call to delay Season 6 due to an issue with the current season.

“We’ve discovered an issue affecting Season 5 rank-ups, where players in some cases may be unable to claim the rewards for ranks they’ve purchased using Atoms,” the studio said. “This does not affect rank-ups achieved by earning S.C.O.R.E., but we are working hard to get this fixed up as soon as possible so that all players can enjoy the rewards they’ve earned.”

As Bethesda gets this sorted out, it’s extending Season 5 by two weeks, after which Season 6 will begin. The studio said that it’s disabling rank-up purchases for the first week while the issue gets sorted out, but that everyone should have a good week afterward to wrap up the season and buy anything they wanted.

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Greaterdivinity

And the weeklies are borked. 3 of mine are already completed and folks are reporting even more for some people. I wish these bugs were actually bugs and not a regular feature of every updates.

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Toy Clown

While I finished up Season 5 several weeks ago and was brushing off my keyboard for playing Season 6, I did feel bad for the players who spent atoms in an attempt to get the last squares on the Scoreboard they wanted. I always feel bad when my favorite games f- something up and it affects players negatively.

So I was really happy to hear Season 6 is back in for today’s patch and I hope everything goes well. I’m ridiculously excited to marsupial leap back into FO76 again after a short break!

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Greaterdivinity

An Update on Season 6 Timing from fo76

JUST KIDDING! S6 starts today. Feels like they waited until the last minute which has led to terrible communications on this. The double XP/SCORE will be nice, but I can’t shake the feeling that this was driven by them not addressing this earlier.

Edit: Time to replan my next few weeks now that 76 is back in the rotation >.<

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McGuffn

This never would have happened when Jeff was in charge! (Because it didn’t)

glad they were able to determine everybody’s progress is stored from season 5 so they can move forward today. I need me some Halloween costumes in early September.

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Greaterdivinity

I’m extremely salty about the way this was communicated.

This has been an issue folks have been reporting for WEEKS, it’s not something that “suddenly” popped up at the 11th hour. Yet Bethesda waits until the end of the final day before the update, after everyone has spent atoms getting to whatever rank they wanted to before the end of the season, and then drop this haphazard info that took hours to make it in-game and still couldn’t be found on the site and other channels you’d expect to find it.

It honestly feels super scummy and like they intentionally withheld the info until the last minute. I spent a bit of Atoms on ranks (I’ve got the sub and tons of them just sitting around), and while I can easily part with that it’s more that it feels like Bethesda intentionally took this approach to snatch up as many Atoms as they could.

I hate this shit. Because I enjoy 76 despite it being a technical shitshow years on (as every Bethesda game is), but my ability to deal with the Bethesda Jank(TM) is wearing real thin. I can only hope that the Microsoft acquisition means that eventually Bethesda will care about the technical quality of their in-house games and start acting like a AAA publisher that gives a shit.

Fuckin Todd Howard and his “IT JUST WORKS, 16 TIMES THE DETAIL! IT! JUST! WORKS!” nonsense. Tell me about it as, years on, I still find myself needing to talk to NPC’s multiple times to get through a simple dialogue. Fuckin Foundation dailies with Ward on average require at least 8-9 attempts to get through acquiring the quest, and another 5-6 to turn it in. Each time needing to run away to “reset” the dialogue.

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Vanquesse V

This one is really bad. And it happens on the same day they launch a quarterly update where 90% of it is stuff you can’t progress the battlepass while playing. Doesn’t mean they did something shady, but it sure looks that way.

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Greaterdivinity

Doesn’t mean they did something shady, but it sure looks that way.

I know it’s easy to jump to ill intent, and I try not to, but the only other alternative I see is…incompetence. Neither of which is a very good option for the game. I want to believe this is just a small, passionate team stretched thin and this fell through the cracks due to them being stretched so thin.

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Vanquesse V

Agreed. There’s a bunch of potential reasons why things happened as they did, and none of them are great

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McGuffn

Ward just likes being withholding and doesn’t like it if you cut off his star-making soliloquy mid sentence. Raiders are far more respectful of your time me and personal life even if they are in dire need of vacuum tubes every 48 hours.

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Greaterdivinity

Amusingly, the raiders give me far less trouble usually. Still have some, but nobody compares to Ward. WE ARE GOOD FRIENDS NOW THAT I AM MAXED OUT WITH FOUNDATION, AND AS A GOOD FRIEND LET ME TELL YOU, FRANKLY, SHUT THE HELL UP : | : |