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

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.

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Bethesda to Replace Fallout 76 West Tek Bags

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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.



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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.

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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.



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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.

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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.

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.

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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.



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.

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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.

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Player-Filled Wasteland

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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.

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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.

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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.




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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.

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Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle

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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!

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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.




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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.

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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.

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Elite Pro 2 & SuperAmp Pro for Xbox One

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.