Thursday, November 29, 2018

Fallout 76 Backlash Could Face Lawsuit

With issues regarding transparency and refund policy for Fallout 76, Bethesda Studios could be facing a class action lawsuit very soon.

Developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks has been struggling with their online action role-playing game Fallout 76 ever since it came out. If players were not already skeptical enough about the title from the initial announcement, it launched with a load of bugs.

When they sorted that out with a patch, turns out many sections of the game was found unplayable and players were disappointed. When they asked for refunds, Bethesda simply denied them stating their refund policy.

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Fallout 76 Backlash Could Face Lawsuit

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Players never really got quite comfortable with their idea of making the next Fallout game strictly online and things started to get real bad once it came out. The insane amount of hilarious bugs and glitches within the game required to have an immediate patch on its opening day.

The developers released a patch to fix things up that was actually larger than the main game and didn't solve anything permanently. Their policy on refund says, once you downloaded the game, you are not eligible for receiving refunds anymore.

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Turns out, some people still got their money back despite the policy upon contacting to the support team but then they went back to their strict policy of no refund and thus, confusing many any angering them with their stand on the issue.

Although they addressed the issue and publicly apologized to fans, seems like it was a bit later for that as a law firm Migliaccio and Rathod LLC., has taken interest after noticing a surge of complain towards the developer and decided to investigate the matter from within.

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Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition

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They have arranged a confidential questionnaire for those who asked for a refund to determine whether or not Bethesda has been practicing deceptive marketing and therefore, will it be worth filing a class-action lawsuit against the company.

There is another issue regarding the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition priced $199.99, which was supposed to include a West Tek canvas bag as per advertisement but what people end up receiving is a cheap nylon bag instead.

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When contacted to them about it, Bethesda admitted about the fact stating there was a lack in materials but never for a moment, had they bothered to alert the paying customers about the switch. No heads up or absolutely nothing.

However, they later issued an official statement in response to the subject and offered 500 Atoms, in-game currency which is equivalent of $5 to everyone who ordered the special Power Armor Edition. We are only wondering if they are seriously joking.

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PC Gamer staff writer, Chris Livingston pointed out on Twitter that 500 Atoms can't even buy players a postman skin that has a canvas bag with it and costs 700 Atoms.



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Bethesda Softworks is already in pretty deep water regarding the downward going review for Fallout 76, which has become the worst reviewed game they made in years and now their shady trade practice tendency is adding more fire to it.

Not only did they rushed too much with the game but were not sincere enough with their promises and now are maybe heading towards a potential lawsuit that could probably impact the future projects at hand. It is time for them to wise up and keep the promises the company made with players to straighten things out.