Showing posts with label Fallout. Show all posts
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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Fallout 76 May Add Pets

In a latest AMA session on Reddit, Bethesda developer team has hinted for adding pets to Fallout 76.

Shortly after release of online action role-playing game Fallout 76 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2018, developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks received a barrage of negative reception for bugs and missing elements.

Following launch of Wastelanders free update, Bethesda added new quests and NPCs for F76. In a recent AMA session on Reddit, lead designer Ferret Baudoin and project lead Jeff Gardiner has expressed interest of adding pet as well.

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Fallout 76 May Add Pets

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Aside from fixing bugs and adding story bits, Wastelanders content update has introduced non-playable characters to interact with players. From here on, most reasonable step for Bethesda would be adding some pet companions next.

Previously, both Fallout 3 and its successor title Fallout 4 had a canine cohort Dogmeat, who acted as an aid. Hopefully, human settlers will get to meet more exotic animals in near future other than just dogs in open-world of Appalachia.

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Baudoin and Gardiner have made the following statement when asked if there will be pets in Fallout 76.

Now that we have our companions system in the game, we are looking to add pets as well.

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Now that there is a companion system in place, pets would likely to be a fantastic addition to Fallout 76. Players who like to go solo can surely use a company at West Virginia base, be it a strange creature like Mirelurk or Mothman.

Wastelanders free update for Fallout 76 has managed to garner praise and is probably ushering a redemption era. Bethesda Softworks is finally trying to make up to past shortcomings and may end up including a story DLC at some point.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Fallout 76 and Wastelanders Update Comes to Steam

Wastelanders free update for Fallout 76 is coming on April 7, making debut on Steam same day as well.

In an attempt to save their 2018 online action role-playing game Fallout 76 from heaps of controversy, developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks is planning to introduce major changes in upcoming Wastelanders expansion update.

This latest free content patch will release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms on April 7, 2020. On that same day, Bethesda is also launching Windows PC version of the game on Valve's popular digital distribution outlet Steam.

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Fallout 76 and Wastelanders Update Comes to Steam

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Get ready to go back to West Virginia and watch a new trailer below to know more details on Wastelanders.




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Wastelanders update will include a bunch of new main story quest, revamped version of in-game quest and human NPCs. There are purchasable content bundles featuring cosmetic skins and C.A.M.P. items themed on two factions.

Raider content bundle comes with a faction flag, mine car planter, Raider C.A.M.P. and stash box for building and decorating your C.A.M.P. Conquest loot bag, marauder Power Armor skin, Pathfinder outfit and Pillager backpack are cosmetic only.

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Wastelanders Raider Content Bundle

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Settler content bundle to have themed faction flag, garden truckbed trailer, Settler C.A.M.P. and stash box as tools to build. Mechanic outfit, relief backpack, traveler Loot Bag and vigilante Power Armor skin are added for allegiance swag.

Anyone with a Standard or Deluxe Edition copy of Fallout 76 can access Wastelanders update for free. Aside from individually purchasing these content bundles, players can also acquire them by owning Wastelanders Deluxe Edition.

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Wastelanders Settler Content Bundle

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After trying to push their own official launcher for PC titles to players for years, Bethesda has finally decided to bring their titles to popular PC gaming platform Steam and Fallout 76 was originally scheduled to arrive within last year.

However, people who are willing to switch from Bethesda.net to Steam should know that Atoms and Fallout 1st membership balance will not be transferred between versions as they are specific to their platforms, except Atomic Shop items.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Fallout 76 Wastelanders Update to Bring Back Faction Reputations

Wastelanders update for Fallout 76 will reintroduce human NPCs and reputation system that rewards for faction loyalties.

Aside from many missing features, player complaints for online action role-playing game Fallout 76 were largely focused on linear quests types and developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks plans to address that issue in Wastelanders update.

Though there has not been a confirmed release window for when upcoming Wastelanders expansion would be releasing, Bethesda has recently revealed a bunch of important details about how its faction reputation system will work.

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Fallout 76 Wastelanders Update to Bring Back Faction Reputations

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F76 had its fair share of enemies such as mutant creatures and robots in past but no human companions were around. Survivors who fled West Virginia during a Scorched outbreak earlier are now making their return to Appalachia.

One of the most prominent aspects of Fallout franchise like human NPCs are coming back in two major factions; Raiders and Settlers. You start from being a total stranger to them and will eventually become a close confidante over time.

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Working through a reputation system, you can make some new friends and earn some rewards. Since both groups don't really know you at all, they can't just trust anyone right away and you have to earn your keep among them as a newcomer.

Try changing their views on you by completing quests, offering information and take down enemies to become a good neighbor. If you came to be as reliable by your actions, your reputation will surely grow with these parties.

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Faction Reputations Will Return

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Players can rank their way up to seven levels from Hostile or Cautious, to Neutral, Friendly, Ally and furthermore. You will receive in-game notification showing your reputation progress with factions each time when you will earn some.

Similarly, one can be on bad side of these factions if they chose to be overtly hostile towards everyone. It would be really interesting to see if groups can be at odds with someone so much that there is no going back building that relationship.

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Reputation amounts will vary on size of different activities and usually a story quest will grant you a huge deal in ranks. Completing daily quests and making certain conversation choices earns you smaller sum of boost in reps.

Bethesda never cleared whether players can be at good stand with both groups since they both are two opposed team. Improvement of reps rank with Raiders and Settlers makes more items available for you to purchase from vendors.

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Reputation Rank Status

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Check out your current reputation status with each faction at any times in social menu via a pop-up. You can find it located nearby your account name at top-right side and see what rank progress you are heading towards up next.

Bethesda will release a new Fallout 76 official trailer highlighting major features of Wastelanders expansion on February 4. Human NPCs and reputation system may be coming in too late but they can still be a game-changer if done right.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Fallout 76 Buyers in Australia to Get Refunds

Australia is allowing some Fallout 76 players to get refunds after they were being "mislead" by Bethesda/ZeniMax.

In past, many players have tried getting refunds for a total train wreck launch of online action role-playing game Fallout 76 but all of their requests was denied by developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks back then except a lucky few.

Apparently, player frustration has reached to a certain critical point where Australian Competition and Commission had to make a move and now, some players in Australia has become eligible to get refunds for their purchase.

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Fallout 76 Buyers in Australia to Get Refunds

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ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda has misled their customers when their rights for a refund were denied on technical terms and they have accepted to ACCC that their actions were in conflict with Australian Consumer Law.

Bethesda has created a product that came in a messy state, had lagging and server problems along with many other issues that should have been fixed or given refunds to consumers in Australia when they experienced those faults.

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Regarding entire Fallout 76 debacle situation, ACCC Commissioner Sarah Court had the following to state.

When a consumer buys a product it comes with automatic consumer guarantees, and retailers must ensure their refunds and returns policies do not misrepresent what the Australian Consumer Law provides.

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Buyers were denied refunds by ZeniMax on the ground that they were not "entitled" to get one but ACCC has ordered them to give money back to players in Australia who made refund requests from November 24, 2018 to June 1, 2019.

Most recently, Bethesda has launched Fallout 1st, a paid subscription service for Fallout 76 and managed to let down their player community once again because of being released in a buggy state and having many key features missing.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Fallout 76 Summer 2019 Content Roadmap

QuakeCon 2019 reveals new Battle Royale map and Vault raid is coming to Fallout 76 as part of summer roadmap.

Although developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks heavily promoted their 2018 online action role-playing game Fallout 76 as one of the biggest game of entire Fallout series, it fell flat upon release because of a number of issues.

Even so, Bethesda never gave up on it and released a new Battle Royale game mode called Nuclear Winter back in June. Recent announcements from QuakeCon 2019 today confirm a new Battle Royale map and Vault raid is coming soon.

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Fallout 76 Summer 2019 Content Roadmap

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August 20 will see Vault 94 raid in newest patch where players will team up in groups of four to take on three missions each week. Of course, people can go out and take part in smaller groups to earn legendary items as rewards.

Then on September, Nuclear Winter will introduce a new map set on Morgantown for 52-player Battle Royale, which will be have an urban environment offering more verticality in empty buildings, contrary to their current rural map.

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Battle Royale will put players within Fallout universe against each other and become an overseer for Vault 51. With a Nuclear Storm on their tail, everyone competes to survive as long as possible before it closes in on them.

In future update, everyone will begin from same level and rank up to get various Perk Cards in each match. Currently, reports of duplicates for overseer rank-up rewards are being looked at and most likely to get fixed very soon.

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QuakeCon 2019 panel has spilled more details on Fallout 76 summer roadmap and discussed Doom Eternal.




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Developers are also working on their upcoming Wastelanders update that will add human NPCs to the game for players to interact with using dialogue trees that are more Fallout 3 than Fallout 4 and is planned for launch in November.

Bethesda also mentioned that private servers for Fallout 76 are coming soon but didn't specify when they are going to do it. They need to work on balance changes to improve server performance and fix crashes to offer a better experience.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Bethesda Settle Lawsuit Against Westworld Mobile Game

Bethesda settles their lawsuit claim with Fallout Shelter developers over Behaviour Interactive Westworld mobile game publisher Warner Bros.

Back in June 2018, Bethesda Softworks filed a lawsuit against Behaviour Interactive over the allegation that they have made base-building mobile game Westworld a shameless rip-off of their free-to-play simulation game Fallout Shelter.

Apparently, both parties and Warner Bros. Entertainment has agreed to resolve the lawsuit claim over the matter after reaching an amicable settlement recently. The plaintiff has filed a notice in federal court on December 12 following the resolution.

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Bethesda Settle Lawsuit Against Westworld Mobile Game

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Behaviour has previously worked with Bethesda to develop Fallout Shelter that was launched for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 2015. Even though it lacked endgame goals, people found it quite addictive to play.

The game based on the popular HBO series debuted lately with almost similar gameplay features in addition with some of the same bugs from an early version of Bethesda's title, causing them to raise eyebrows in suspicion of Behaviour re-using their code.

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If the animations and art style of the game was not similar enough to recognize, the glitches made it obvious and for using their copyrighted code, they proceeded with a lawsuit against their former partner until they assured of not using any code from Fallout Shelter.

Westworld rights holder and publisher of the mobile game based on the same sci-fi Western franchise WB was also included in the claim suggesting their involvement in encouraging the developer to re-use the code to speed up the release.

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Bethesda has now come to a peaceful settlement with Behaviour Interactive and Warner Bros. Entertainment under undisclosed terms. They also agreed to bear their own cost regarding the dispute and fees for their attorneys.

Currently, sci-fi thriller mobile game Westworld is still available on App Store and Google Play to download and enjoy on both Android and iOS devices. On the other hand, Fallout franchise owners have solved their second lawsuit of 2018 after the Oculus VR headset debacle with Facebook.

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!

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Fallout 76 Nuka Cola Dark Rum Outrage

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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.

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Fallout Classic Collection Free for Fallout 76 Players

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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.

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



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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.