Showing posts with label Fallout 76. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fallout 76. Show all posts

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Fallout 76 Nuka Cola Dark Rum Outrage

Bethesda managed to make Fallout 76 fans mad once again by doing Nuka Cola Dark Rum bottles wrong.

If you think for moments that developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks will let the year 2018 go without making any more headlines, you are absolutely wrong! However, this time they had to irk the fans with something other than their game Fallout 76.

If struggling with the overall sales of their latest venture of online action role-playing with the Fallout series wasn't enough, they have now annoyed the fans by doing their Nuka Cola Dark rum bottles completely wrong. Tough break!

fallout 76 nuka cola rum bottles outrage
Fallout 76 Nuka Cola Dark Rum Outrage

RELATED: Fallout 76 Out Now

Nuka-Cola is a soft drink that exists within the fictional world of the game and the company decided to file a patent for it after partnering up with Silver Screen Bottling Company. Currently it is available in limited amount for the price of $80.

The drink inspired by the game eventually came a month late and fans remained very patient on that but then they got really pissed about the bottles it came in that looked like cheap plastic rather than being made of glass.

RELATED: Fallout 76 Backlash Could Face Lawsuit

After all, they expected something that would be higher in quality for the solid price they paid and even though it may look like a misleading marketing, both parties involved in creating and selling the product has a lot to answer for to the paying customers.

Players go to social media platforms to voice their frustration but then again, Silver Screen Bottling Co. never really specified what the bottles would be made off and people just assumed that for the overprice they paid, they should at least get a glass bottle.

RELATED: Bethesda to Replace Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition's Nylon Bags

Fans were never really on board with the idea of the title being strictly online but they waited for it anyway and got a buggy game at the end of the year as a payback for their anticipation. Then these customers were denied refunds because of Bethesda's strict no return policy.

You might think that they would stop there but then they try to outsmart the customers who pre-ordered the $200 worth F76 Power Armor Edition by handing them over cheap nylon bags instead of the West Tek canvas duffel bag they originally promised.

RELATED: Fallout Classic Collection Free for Fallout 76 Players

Things started to worsen when a law firm took interest investigating the matter from within after noticing wave of complain from pissed off customers towards the developer and only then they announced to keep their promise by replacing the nylon bags.

When the news came out about Nuka Cola Dark, people knew for sure that the developers are not going to make actual alcoholic beverages and expected to get the product in some sort of glass bottle to keep it as a collectible item. Otherwise, why they would spend so much on a bottle of rum?

RELATED: Top 10 Worst Video Games of 2018

Some may say that people are overreacting and probably trying to take a dig at the company just because they need an excuse to do so but getting ripped over twice in a year by someone as reputed as them really give you trust issues that you cannot really shake off.

Bethesda could've simply ended the year by being more serious to their commitment to the consumers after all the debacle they already faced but somehow, they haven't learned anything at all and making their loyal fans angry with each move.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Top 10 Worst Video Games of 2018

While reminiscing about the memory of gaming triumphs of this year, we are also looking back at the top 10 worst video games of 2018.

We saw 2018 started with bunch of good games and were hopeful to see some more to join the parade, which they did. However, there will always be some let downs down the line that will either ruin the day for you or leave a bad taste in your mouth for long.

This year was no different on that term and we got our fair share of terrible titles that can drive players into frenzy after the developers to get their money back. Looking at their over reception from fans and critics, we came up with a list of top 10 worst video games of 2018.

top 10 worst games of 2018
Top 10 Worst Video Games of 2018

Here are the top 10 disaster ride no one asked for in 2018 or turn out to be huge bummer in spite of high expectation.

the quiet man pc ps4 xbox one
1. The Quiet Man

1. The Quiet Man (PC, PlayStation 4)
Although the game comes from renowned developer/publisher Square Enix, it fails to impress players and it is so hurtful because the game was announced back at E3 2018 but turned out to be a disastrous outcome for its poor quality.

A best, the title is an interactive movie which is completely out of place and time, which easily confuses anyone by dragging into a genre that is hard-to-define. The gameplay could have been better but kills the mode with its repetitive nature.

2. Super Seducer (PC)
When you try to come up with a simulator to help men get laid but ended up creating one that awfully objectifies women by trying to implement the art of seducing them. If the low-level production quality is not enough, the bad acting will surely kill the mode for you.

It might accidentally end up helping out some guys in need somehow but at the same time it will infest creepiness and misogyny in their minds. With that much cringe in it, Super Seducer easily made it to the top of this list.

new gundam breaker pc ps4
3. New Gundam Breaker

3. New Gundam Breaker (PC, PlayStation 4)
Seeing Bandai Namco backing this game up, you may think that they are up for another fun-filled mech action bonanza but you would also be very surprised to find out how often you can come out completely wrong and unfortunately, that is what happened with this game.

The game has successfully let down critics and fans alike by not living up to standards of any past game of the series and fails to even generate sparks of interest among players. Die-hard fans of the franchise would probably die down due to lack of a story as well.

metal gear survive pc ps4 xbox one
4. Metal Gear Survive

4. Metal Gear Survive (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Whether or not developer/publisher Konami thought that they can make a Metal Gear game work without having creator Hideo Kojima on board. However, they gave it a shot to learn things the hard way and they know now that they simply can't.

Ditching the good old espionage action, players are now tasked to work on survival by searching for food, water and killing zombies, which is why aspects of Metal Gear Solid V don't even work here. This looks like a badly made modification using their Fox Engine.

fallout 76 pc ps4 xbox one
5. Fallout 76

5. Fallout 76 (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
You won't have to look any further to find another E3 disappointment because Bethesda Softworks has it covered with their recent online action role-playing release. The failure started with their B.E.T.A (Break-it Early Test Application) program and continued to follow.

First and foremost, the game is entirely online and there is no single player campaign. When it finally launched full of bugs and glitches, people just lost their minds. They are denied refunds, some special edition owners were even handed with poor quality goods and those are just the tip of the iceberg.

agony video game nintendo switch pc ps4 xbox one
6. Agony

6. Agony (Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
The idea of making a first-person survival horror game where player is actually trapped in hell was innovative but it eventually left everyone in literal agony for spending their precious money and time on it for no good reason at all.

If the non-engaging playing style and similarly worse plotline it offered was not enough to count it as a stinker, the bugs and crashes did the rest. The AI is dumber than you can think of and the use or gory tortures are overused.

fear effect sedna nintendo switch pc ps4 xbox one
7. Fear Effect Sedna

7. Fear Effect Sedna (Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
You think that the third game of the Fear Effect series would be nearly as good as the first two but then again, you can be wrong. In fact, Sedna actually throws everything out of the window to become a train wreck including gameplay and perspective.

If those didn't do much to harm the title, it suffered from lack of straight storytelling and horrible dialogues. The characters are not the ones people loved playing and that was backed up by boring gameplay to make it another Kickstarter disaster.

past cure pc ps4 xbox one
8. Past Cure

8. Past Cure (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
We are quite convinced that developer/publisher Phantom 8 Studio had an intention of creating a genre defining title but somewhere along the line the development efforts end up being less enthusiastic about it and you can tell that by looking at it.

Past Cure started telling a story of two brothers digging into a dark conspiracy where there are scopes for action and stealth to keep you going but they ended up digging their own grave instead for not living up to the starting points.

the inpatient ps4
9. The Inpatient

9. The Inpatient (PlayStation 4)
Even though this psychological horror title comes as a prequel to Until Dawn, developer studio Supermassive Games miserably failed to deliver another breakout hit. They followed the same mechanics of narrative choices but failed to provide an appealing story.

It may seem a bit unfair to expect too much from them but the least they could do was to come up with a decent game if not a better one. The anticipated hype for the game was soon turned into an intensely underwhelming experience because of its consequence-free gameplay.

shaq fu a legend reborn nintendo switch pc ps4 xbox one
10. Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn

10. Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn (Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Back in the 1994, Shaq-Fu made a name for it using the star power of Shaquille O'Neal but an attempt to cash on that nostalgia today didn't work pretty well and they had to go through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign just to make the project happen.

In terms of reboot, the title switched the genre of fighting game into a beat 'em up. Even after that, Big Deez Productions couldn't just make it into a solid side-scrolling brawler and has no replay value at all despite its hilarious take on its own past to cheer people up. The backers got ripped.

At this point, we are almost certain that you have not heard of many of the above-mentioned titles up until now and we don't blame you. People missed them out because they were never good in the first place and so, nobody cared for them at all.

Amidst all these wrecks, Fallout 76 stands out as one AAA black sheep that could only been just a plain bad game but Bethesda had to escalate things by creating controversies with their refund policy and attitude towards pre-ordering customers made it all blew up on their face.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Fallout Classic Collection Free for Fallout 76 Players

Bethesda gives away Fallout Classic Collection to everyone who played Fallout 76 on any platforms this year.

Ever since developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks has launched their online action role-playing game Fallout 76, they are in hot waters with fans regarding many concerning issues including a refund debacle and backlash from Power Armor Edition owners.

To add insult to the injury, they announced a huge discount on the $59.99 price of the game, causing the game to drop from all sales charts within a week. Too many wrong moves were made and the company decides to give Fallout Classic Collection to players for free.

fallout 76 free classic collection pc bethesda
Fallout Classic Collection Free for Fallout 76 Players

RELATED: Bethesda to Replace Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition's Nylon Bags

Anyone who has played Fallout 76 at any point of this year has undoubtedly faced some annoying bugs and glitches for sure. On top of that none of them has any refunds or whatsoever for the troubles except for a claimed few.

In case if you have ordered the Power Armor Edition of the game, then you might be one of the many who got a cheap nylon bag instead of a canvas duffel bag or pre-ordered any edition of the game to feel ripped off when it came to sale the next week after launch.

RELATED: Fallout 76 Backlash Could Face Lawsuit

So, Bethesda wanted to make it up to them and announced the following on Twitter today as a sort of apology to the fans.



RELATED: Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle Announced

Fallout Classic Collection is a bundle of the original Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics.  All of these titles are currently available to play only on PC but also offered to players across PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to redeem a copy on Microsoft Windows system.

On average, the bundle is sold on Steam for $19.99 only and currently it is included in their ongoing Steam Winter Sale for just $5.99. Considering the Standard Edition of Fallout 76 on sale for only $39.99, Bethesda is probably looking for some extra sales at the end of the year.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Bethesda to Replace Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition's Nylon Bags

Bethesda decides to send West Tek canvas bags for Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition customers following fan backlash.

The news regarding the disastrous reviews of online action role-playing game Fallout 76 by developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks is probably not something new to you if you are in touch with recent affairs lately but have you heard of the nylon bag backlash as well?

Apparently, players who would purchase a Power Armor Edition of the game worth $199.99 will receive a canvas made West Tek duffel bag along with a few other collectible items as they originally advertised but ended up sending cheap nylon bags to them instead.

bethesda fallout 76 power armor edition nylon bags
Bethesda to Replace Fallout 76 West Tek Bags

RELATED: Fallout 76 Backlash Could Face Lawsuit

The quality of the final product that came with the Collector's Edition was too bad and not anything that was promised to the consumers in the product listing. Consumers were definitely pissed at what they received and took social media to address it.



RELATED: Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle Announced

Their support team responded saying that the switch was made due to unavailability of materials and never bothered to inform the paying customers about it. People were still reluctant about buying into their excuse and started raging

So, Bethesda then decided to offer the players to give compensation for this through in-game currency of 500 Atoms which is equivalent of $5 and that doesn't even buy you a postman skin that has a canvas bag, because it is worth 700 Atoms.

RELATED: Fallout 76 Anti-Bullying System

Things have gotten worse when players eventually discovered that many of the social media influencers and YouTube creators got those Special Edition box for free along with the canvas bag that they even paid huge buck for and it surely calls for an outrage.

Players were skeptical about an entirely online based Fallout game when it was released back in May 2018 and fans became angry when the game turn out to be full of bugs and glitches. When people learned about their strict no-refunds policy, the developer came close to face a class action lawsuit.

RELATED: Fallout 76 May Have Single Player Mode Later

Finally, Bethesda stepped up to make things right by have those canvas bags manufactured for all the customers who purchased the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition and offer them a replacement by filling out a form to get a support ticket for it.



RELATED: Fallout 76 Was Teased in Fallout 4

Of course it took some encouragement from paying customers for the company to get their priorities straight and do right things but it also doesn't change the fact that Fallout 76 is a broken piece of puzzle right now that needs fixing.

Bethesda already released an update that is even bigger than the game and doesn't matter whenever it gets better but the trust they have broken with fans will never be the same. These days, not evaluating your loyal fan-base properly is the most fatal mistake developers can make that they cannot afford in long run.

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.

fallout 76 lawsuit backlash bethesda
Fallout 76 Backlash Could Face Lawsuit

RELATED: Fallout 76 Out Now

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.

RELATED: Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle Announced

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.

fallout 76 power armor edition pc ps4 xbox one
Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition

RELATED: Fallout 76 Anti-Bullying System

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.

RELATED: Fallout 76 May Have Single Player Mode Later

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.

RELATED: Fallout 76 Was Teased in Fallout 4

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.



RELATED: Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Gameplay

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.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Fallout 76 Out Now

Online multiplayer action role-playing game Fallout 76 from Bethesda Game Studios is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

The adventures of wasteland are back as developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks brings back one of their most popular action role-playing game series Fallout, with the recent installment Fallout 76 which is now available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The game moves aside from its regular single player mode and into a world of online multiplayer for limitless possibilities to explore. The studio created a dynamic open world where players are on a constant threat of a nuclear strike anytime.

fallout 76 pc ps4 xb1
Fallout 76 Out Now

RELATED: Fallout 76 E3 Trailer

A barren wasteland leaves you a lot of locations to discover and a lot of stranger to come across. There is no reason that you shouldn't set your unique character attributes using the revised S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system to stand out with a distinct personality.

If you haven't already fallen in love with the landscape of West Virginia from the time "Take Me Home, Country Roads" was played on the teaser trailer, you sure will when you start exploring the green forests or the toxic expanses of the region.

fallout 76 power armor bethesda
Player-Filled Wasteland

RELATED: Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Gameplay

Building and crafting of shelters into the wilderness is much-needed for the sake of your own safety and the newly introduced C.A.M.P. system offers you construction mobility to set your base anywhere you want. Not only it saves your skin from scavengers, you can also keep an eye on a suspicious neighbor.

While strolling around the local area, you might get your hands on Nuclear Missiles and its launch codes; the ultimate weapon for total annihilation. Now, you can either wipe out the populace of an entire area or reserve the power of the atom to yourself.

RELATED: Fallout 76 Anti-Bullying System

On a softer tone, the features of the game are better depicted in the official live action trailer that you can check out below.




RELATED: Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle Announced

Since the game is going online, Bethesda has gotten rid of NPCs and whoever you meet on your way is just another surviving player. Fallout 76 will make you wonder in the end that how a post-nuclear America could look so good!

The possibility of a single-player mode is not entirely ruled out but that is not happening anytime soon either. So, buckle up your gatherings to go on a quest in the post-apocalyptic world and make America great again by working with your fellow Vault Dweller.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Release Date

Bethesda Softworks will let players journey to a dystopian future in Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. from October 23.

We already know that post-apocalyptic action role-playing game Fallout 76 from Bethesda Softworks is being released worldwide for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 14, 2018 and a B.E.T.A. will be launched in sometime in October.

They recently announced a date for the B.E.T.A. or "Break It Early Test Application" program to arrive on October 23 launching first exclusively on Microsoft console and then a week later in October 30, PC and PS4 players will join too.

fallout 76 beta test xbox
Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Release Date

RELATED: Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle Announced

Prior to this event, developers released a new cinematic featuring the game's opening sequence and we have it for you right below.




RELATED: Fallout 76 Anti-Bullying System

To participate in beta testing, one need to pre-order the game and a Bethesda.net account, since the game will not be launched on Steam initially, PC owners will have to use the Bethesda launcher to carry on with the process of get going.

Similarly, players on PS4 or Xbox One will require an active subscription to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold monthly services because of the nature of the game being entirely of an online multiplayer. Only the lucky few randomly selected testers will enter.

RELATED: Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Starts in October

Bethesda has already started experimenting with stress tests on their servers to see in private sessions. However, they have no restriction or whatsoever over streaming gameplay videos from beta on YouTube or other video sharing sites.

It appears that the beta comes as "full version" of the game that is sized nearly 45 GB. Whether or not option for preload will be available is still unclear but we know for now that they will let players carry out their progress into the main game upon release.

RELATED: Fallout 76 May Have Single Player Mode Later

Now hold your horses for a few more weeks to jump into a dystopian neighborhood of West Virginia to explore expanded map four times the size of the ones Fallout 4 used to have. Work solo or in a group to fulfill your dream of re-establishing America.

Anticipations are all time high as long-awaited ninth game of the series is taking the road towards a different path for the first time. At the same time, excitements are boundless considering how much possibility of progress that holds. Let's see.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle Announced

A special edition Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle is up for pre-order now with access to B.E.T.A. to the game.

Those of us who are eagerly waiting for online multiplayer action role-playing game Fallout 76 from Bethesda Softworks to release on November 14 for consoles may or may not know that the game has a huge map that even surpasses the likes of Fallout 4. Also, the game is a prequel to the series, which aims to be the best among them all and such title definitely deserves to be on world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X. If you agree, then your prayers have already been answered.

fallout 76 xbox one x limited edition bundle
Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle

RELATED: Xbox Live Gold Free Games for September 2018

We encourage you to explore the vast open world of Fallout universe with the recently announced Xbox One X Robot White Special Edition Fallout 76 Bundle. This package comes along with the access to full-game download upon launch, a special edition console and controller that matches. Every other survivor you will cross path with within the game, are a real person and why not enjoy that experience with 4K resolution and HDR? We cannot think of any at this very moment!

RELATED: Halo: The Master Chief Collection Coming to Xbox Game Pass

In Fallout 76, you are one of the surviving Vault Dwellers who has resurfaced 25 years after the bombs fall in a post-nuclear America. Now how you will rebuild your great country once again is completely up to you. Before this special edition bundle starts shipping from November 14, you can pre-order it from Microsoft Store and GameStop for only $499.99. Placing a pre-purchase order for the console will ensure that you could participate in Break-It Early Test Application (B.E.T.A.) of the game.

Also, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller and Turtle Beach’s new Elite Pro 2 is available now in white. Check out the details of the all-new pro-level button masher below.




RELATED: PUBG Leaving Xbox Game Preview Next Month

The White Special Edition Xbox Elite Wireless Controller as a redesigned version of the original that comes along is the most equipped and advanced controller to assist you for a competitive gameplay. You are allowed to customize and reconfigure buttons, paddles or even sensitivities of the controller using Xbox Accessories app. PCs and tablets running on Windows 10 or any devices from Xbox One family are compatible with this controller priced $149.99 only, available from October 16.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Daybreak Pack DLC Release Date

Following the success of premium over-ear headset Elite Pro, comes a worthy successor from Microsoft and Turtle Beach. The new Elite Pro 2 brings blocks external noise and delivers audio excellence for a next level gaming experience to world’s pro gamers at home or in esports championships. Plus, a SuperAmp Pro connected to your controller to stream music or taking calls when you play. Together, it will cost you only $249.95 and will be available to purchase from September 16.

turtle beach elite pro 2 headset superamp pro xbox one
Elite Pro 2 & SuperAmp Pro for Xbox One

RELATED: Xbox Game Pass Adds Doom and Rage

Since pre-order is available for Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle and the additional gears, we suggest you to go for it to enjoy free shipping, including access to free trials of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold for a month. Currently, Microsoft has an amassing collection of over 1,300 games, including more than 200 exclusive titles and 400 Xbox classics. So, this is an offer that you would hardly want to miss and we suggest that you don't for the sake of your happy gaming life.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Fallout 76 Anti-Bullying System

Bethesda reveals at QuakeCon 2018 that upcoming Fallout 76 has a unique system to deal with grieving.

Back in June, developer/publisher Bethesda publicly stated that their upcoming online multiplayer action role-playing game Fallout 76 will stop in-game PvP bullying but did not get into much detail on that subject. Recently, on their panel at QuakeCon 2018, the studio discussed more about their anti-bullying measures to make sure that toxic bullies and griefers don't get away with their actions after simply attacking or killing uninterested parties just because they can.

fallout 76 anti-bullying details
Fallout 76 Anti-Bullying System

RELATED: Fallout 76 to Stop PvP Bullying

When playing online, you are in for a whole new level of playing experience but that also means that, you are also exposed to the possibility of being harassed by mean people. With F76, the series goes for its first MMO and multiplayer modes can invite all sorts of issues to ruin the fun. Since they are getting rid of NPCs, whenever you come across another character, it really is another player on the other end. Sometime they can be friendly to work together and sometime they are jerks.

RELATED: Fallout 76 Was Teased in Fallout 4

It was revealed at E3 2018 press conference that, there is a cache of nuclear weapons in West Virginia and there is a pretty good chance that people who gets their hands on such power may want to abuse it by messing up other players' game. Apparently, there are a series of codes you will need to get access of those launch facilities and to ensure less frequent nuclear launches the developers made the process complex enough. If you are worried for your structure, move it elsewhere using C.A.M.P. tool.

bethesda fallout 76 griefing details
A Strict Bounty System

RELATED: Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Gameplay

In case of one player attacking another player, it causes very little damage and you can either ignore it or fight back. When you are retaliating, both parties will do full damage to the other. However if someone tries to kill you without being provoked, game director Todd Howard and project leader Jeff Gardner believes they do have a solution for that. Soon as one party kills another, the attacker becomes a "Wanted Murderer" with no rewards for the kill and has a bounty placed on them.

RELATED: Fallout 76 May Have Single Player Mode Later

Not only that, the bounty placed on that player will be paid with money from his own pool and his position on the map will be visible to everyone a red star. While getting killed sucks, you don't lose too much except for the junk you’ve just collected. Otherwise, you weapons are safe and sound. As it comes to deal with abusing griefers, the studio has come up with a very unique idea to sort out the problem by giving a taste of their own medicine to ensure fun PVP gaming for the rest of the crowd.

RELATED: Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Starts in October

When Fallout 76 finally launches worldwide on November 14 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, you will surely find out much more as you are wandering around the nuclear wasteland. Affects of bullying online are always a huge concern for everyone and can become a big issue for others. It is really nice to see that Bethesda cares enough about this that they created a measure to check the issue before implementing a major change of play in Fallout franchise.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Starts in October

Bethesda Softworks will allow players to explore those "Country Roads" of Fallout 76 prior release in October.

Ever since the post-apocalyptic action role-playing game Fallout 76 from Bethesda Softworks were announced, it is on a hype train to old-school fans and we got the recent popularity of John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" song from the trailer clip to prove that. Bethesda game director Todd Howard stated during E3 2018 press conference that a B.E.T.A. program will allow players to roam around the wastelands before the game finally comes out at the end of this year.

fallout 76 beta test october
Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Starts in October

RELATED: Fallout 76 May Have Single Player Mode Later

There is a lot of a speculation in advance regarding the title as it is apparently set in West Virginia neighborhood and an expanded map that exceeds anything gamers have played before in Fallout 4. Also, the game is not a sequel of any previous games but stands out as a prequel. According to a forum post of Bethesda, B.E.T.A. or "Break It Early Test Application" will begin in October, only a month before the release of the game and they will be randomly selecting testers.

RELATED: Fallout 76 Have No Cross-Play, Because of Sony

Officially going to become the first online multiplayer game of this franchise from 1997, Fallout 76 will be released worldwide on November 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. To be able to participate in beta testing, you have to pre-order the game from a selected retailer. Though Bethesda will be casually picking a handful of users at first to participate in the program though redemption code to enter on their official site and then will add more players gradually over time.

RELATED: Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Gameplay

Also, Xbox One owners are in luck as it is exclusively launching first on Microsoft console before moving towards two other major platforms; PC and PlayStation 4. However, it wasn't disclosed how much the time distance will be between these platforms in terms of beta release. So, form an alliance, build some settlements, work with your fellow survivors or become a notorious plunderer of the wasteland to re-establish American Dream as you see fit when it eventually comes out.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Fallout 76 May Have Single Player Mode Later

Director and creative leader of Bethesda, Todd Howard says Fallout 76 might include a single-player mode in future.

By now, we all know that Bethesda Softworks is doing a complete reinvention of their popular post-apocalyptic role-playing game series Fallout, with their upcoming release of Fallout 76. The two big changes they are bringing to the franchise is that they decided to make it an online multiplayer title and the Wasteland is about four-times larger than the size of the map you had on Fallout 4. Bethesda's Todd Howard recently said that single-player mode may come in future as well.

fallout 76 single player mode
Fallout 76 May Have Single Player Mode Later

RELATED: Fallout 76 E3 Trailer

Running impressive campaigns for this prequel of Fallout and making everyone hum along to "Country Roads" from the trailer clip, the company has scheduled for the game to release on November 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Despite being very different from the original series, the game still belongs to the franchise at its core. Since NPCs are probably going to be non-existent for the sake of PvP gameplay, devs may have considered bringing in the classic formula.

RELATED: Fallout 76 To Stop PvP Bullying

However, many eager players are still wondering what it would be like, because the developers initially showed no intention of making a single player campaign mode just like they always do. So, Howard cleared out a few things by saying that there will be other players around but whether you interact with them or not is entirely up to you and the game will not force you to either. Of course, you can exchange items with fellow survivors or even join one of those teams if you like.

RELATED: Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Gameplay

He said that, Bethesda also had plans of giving players servers to live in their own way or just invite only a few of your friends. Players are even allowed to create mods to play as they like but all of these plans have to wait as they are not available during launch. The studio probably have taken this bet after seeing how popular Grand Theft Auto Online have become over times and hopefully, Fallout 76 can evolve to that point one day and even move further from West Virginia setting.

RELATED: Fallout 76 Have No Cross-Play, Because of Sony

Although, PvE modes are considered as lonely gameplay style that is devoid of the spirit of teamwork, it certainly has its benefits for sure. Games like World of Warcraft helped many casual players to train without being harassed by jerks. Bethesda has also planned of providing DLC content for free because of the micro-transaction system they will implement on cosmetic items. Looks like, the studio is trying their best to make something that has something to offer for everyone.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Fallout 76 Was Teased in Fallout 4

Even before the game was even announced, action RPG Fallout 76 was teased by Bethesda way before in Fallout 4.

We know now that upcoming online multiplayer action role-playing game Fallout 76 from Bethesda Softworks, which we know to be a prequel to Fallout series was first revealed back in May 30, 2018 after a day-long waiting on Twitch. However, some keen-eyed players have recently dug down that the game was actually teased back at 2015 in their previous installment Fallout 4, suggesting the developer/publisher has been planning for this game for a very long time, even before E3 2018.

fallout 76 tease fallout 4 bethesda
Fallout 76 Was Teased in Fallout 4

RELATED: Fallout 76 To Stop PvP Bullying

Despite the game being launched as a massively multiplayer online game among the franchise, Fallout 76 will stick to its roots. We have the overall feeling of a hazardous Wasteland of West Virginia setting, the V.A.T.S. system and all those friendly vault tech videos featuring Pip-Boy in retro animation to prove that. Vault 76 was mentioned and hidden in plain sight all along during the opening of Fallout 4 right before the bombs were dropped in 2077.

RELATED: Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Gameplay

A recent post on Reddit shows a still from the game from the opening moment inside Sole Survivor's home, where a TV was playing and the tease was right there.

"Since debuting Vault 76 last year, in honor of America's Tercentenary, Vault-Tec continues to expand with plans for well over 100 Vaults around the country."

fallout 76 tease fallout 4 easter egg
Fallout 4 Teases Vault 76

RELATED: Fallout 76 Have No Cross-Play, Because of Sony

Also, a computer terminal in Citadel from Fallout 3 has cited from where Fallout 76 is picking up. So, developers of the series have been planning to introduce Vault 76 from long before it was known to all. We just hope that it lives up to players' expectation but couldn't figure out why it opened up so late. We will probably find that out when Xbox beta testing or as Bethesda says, Break-it Early Test Application will open up soon. The game will eventually launch on November 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

RELATED: Fallout 76 May Have Single Player Mode Later

Fallout 76 will not start as any other games from franchise and many may not are aware of the fact that the game is build up abandoned plans of a multiplayer mode for Fallout 4. That completely makes sense for two of them being so connected. The game offers to explore new areas as it is already four-times bigger than the last title and a full-scale PvP experience focused on teamwork will make it more interesting. Since they are willing to add single player campaign in near future, fan petition seem to have worked well.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Fallout 76 Have No Cross-Play, Because of Sony

Forthcoming action RPG Fallout 76 from Bethesda won’t have cross-platform play, because Sony is reluctant to support the feature.

Considering upcoming action role-playing game Fallout 76 from Bethesda Softworks is going to be the first online multiplayer title of the series but it will not have the cross-platform play feature in it and Sony Entertainment is the one to blame for that. When asked about why they won't support cross-play in their latest forthcoming title, director and creative leader of Bethesda, Todd Howard set the record straight by stating how Sony was not as helpful as everyone else.

fallout 76 multiplayer cross-play sony
Fallout 76 Have No Cross-Play, Because of Sony

RELATED: Fallout 76 Announced

There was a time when cross-play over different gaming platforms might have sounded like a far-fetched idea but these days, they are not. However, for owners of Sony consoles, they still are a dream. Many players would have hoped to have the experience though this game but seems like; they are more worried about not getting the cut and not being left out. They simply did not like the concept of someone spending money for games on other platform and then trying to play it on their consoles.

RELATED: Fallout 76 E3 Trailer

Fallout 76 is releasing worldwide in November 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Microsoft has already came on board with cross- console play a few months ago with Rocket League but Sony was not as sporting as their competitor and decided not to participate. Most recently, the company raised their bar of ridiculousness by preventing players from using their Fortnite account to play the game on Nintendo Switch. They are taking the same stand with Fallout series as well.

RELATED: Minecraft Nintendo Switch Cross-Play

Director Howard said that they had plans to include cross-platform for multiplayer in their game but that is currently not possible because of Sony, as they weren't as helpful as the studio wanted them to be. This clearly signifies that developers are quite pissed at their policy but maybe serious pressure from everyone can make them change their mind. Microsoft and Nintendo already teamed up for this initiative of sharing their platform with games like Minecraft and Fortnite.

fallout 76 bethesda cross platform play sony
Todd Howard Calls Out Sony

RELATED: Fallout 76 To Stop PvP Bullying

Allowing cross-platform play is very consumer friendly step as many gamers have their friends who own a different console and would still love to join in for a game together. It was the courtesy of former Sony Online Executive John Smedley, we know now that the company only didn't take part because of a dumb reason like money and not considering player satisfaction at all. In their defense, they pointed out that Sony wouldn't take part in order to provide a safe experience for their players.

RELATED: Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Gameplay

Back in 216, when Bethesda allowed mod support for Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition on PC and Xbox One through "Creation Club", the service was not available on PlayStation 4. When inquired, the publisher revealed that they were forced to give up because of their critical evaluation process that doesn't want players to be able to do anything they wanted. While they were holding back PS4 players, Microsoft didn't waste time to take leverage over their competitor.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Gameplay

The latest C.A.M.P. featurette for upcoming online multiplayer action RPG, Fallout 76 teaches you about crafting and building mechanics.

Renowned to make story based single player games, developer/publisher Bethesda is playing a risk game with their upcoming online multiplayer action role-playing game Fallout 76. Eager players have to wait till November and have a lot of details to know about the game before that. So, they dropped a brand-new trailer showcasing how Construction and Assembly Mobile Platform (C.A.M.P.) tool will work in the game just like previous installment from the franchise, Fallout 4.

fallout 76 camp gameplay trailer
Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Gameplay

RELATED: E3 2018 News and Rumors

Witness how building and crafting works in the trailer below as it would come handy to survive in the wasteland of West Virginia.




RELATED: Fallout 76 Announced

Fallout 76 is already breaking tradition by debuting as the first MMO in the series and having an extended map that surpasses even the likes of Fallout 4. To make sure you don't get bored in this huge map, you can team-up with fellow survivors ad claim the lands for yourself. With C.A.M.P. tech, you can terraform toxic grounds into a piece of land where you can set up shop. Use the portable device innovatively and erect quarters with others to re-establish American Dream.

RELATED: Fallout 76 E3 Trailer

Setting up new establishments and re-modeling them with friends will not let you be done with it. Monstrous creatures like Scorchbeast can crash onto your build at anytime and you have to put maximum team effort to take it down before it destroys everything you've built so far. While taking your victory selfies upon defeating the monster, don't forget the threat of a nuclear war that can evaporate you as well. It implies that, you can even attain nuclear launch codes to launch rockets on enemy camps too.

fallout 76 camp west virginia
Wasteland of West Virginia

RELATED: Bethesda Sues Westworld game as Fallout Shelter Ripoff

Keeping that point in mind, also watch out for attacks from rival teams, because no matter how much secure your stronghold is, there are players out for scavenging who will cross paths with you and that experience might not be very pleasant. Even though developers are assuring to introduce an in-game mechanism that prevents jerks from bullying around and ruin your fun, no measure can absolutely make sure that an outside party cannot kill you ever. So, it will be wise to watch your back.

RELATED: Fallout 76 To Stop PvP Bullying

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, construction will be a major part of the game as you need to rebuild society. At Bethesda's E3 2018 press conference, a presentation displayed how building is an essential part of the new game but the new trailer spills more detail for a clearer concept. So, it would be really useful if fans get acquainted with C.A.M.P. mechanics beforehand they enter the world. Bethesda Softworks releases the game on November 14 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Fallout 76 to Stop PvP Bullying

With Fallout 76, Bethesda is planning to stop people from bullying other players in multiplayer PvP experience.

So far, what we know about upcoming action role-playing game Fallout series is that a new installment titled Fallout 76 is already announced and it is set to release on November 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We also know that the game will be online multiplayer focused and that raises one particular concern for many. Developers of Bethesda promised that despite being played online, players won't be able to harass each other as they used to in previous titles.

RELATED: E3 2018 News and Rumors

As this is F76 is the first MMO in the whole series, not only it creates scope for numerous opportunities of adventures but also brings a few trouble along with it. Aside from any other hindrance that could ruin the gameplay experience, one major problem is players bullying fellow players but Bethesda might have a solution for that and their Senior Vice President Pete Hines also talked about how they are planning on tackling this picky issue that has been going on for some time.

fallout 76 pvp bullying
Fallout 76 To Stop PvP Bullying

RELATED: Fallout 76 Announced

Since the game will avoid using NPCs, the only occupants of that world are either robots or other participating players like you. Not only that, the Wasteland of Fallout 76 is apparently four times larger than any other that you have ever found in any of the previous games of the franchise and developers also introduced an advanced ecosystem for that. There are some very helpful hands around and some ruthless bandits come to play but some downward bullies are going to get it this time.

RELATED: The Elder Scrolls: Legends to Replace Developers

If you have ever come across one of these sadistic people, you know that they would do whatever they wish just because they can. Upon encountering a stranger in this world, you have to figure out whether that person is a friendly neighbor or an opportunistic seeking marauder. That much tension is normal and allowed but if someone decides to harass you over and over again or keeps killing you repeatedly, the PvP established in the game is designed to stop this from happening.

RELATED: Fallout 76 E3 Trailer

Other people coming to get you should be seen as just another Deathclaw creature from Fallout 4. You can either try and kill one or die fighting before moving over to do something else. It simply cannot keep chasing you throughout the map. The game simply doesn't allow someone to engage in a grudge against someone and over time, developers will tweak the system even more to improve this function to deliver a leveled playing field for everyone as a measure against cyber-bullying.