Bethesda fans who’d played Elder Scrolls and Fallout titles weren’t surprised to find that Fallout 76 had plenty of bugs of its own. Players have been messing with the game’s economy, discovering exploits, and glitching their way into a developer room for weeks. Now, though, Bethesda has had enough, and is cracking down on bug exploiters.
In the latest news update posted to Bethesda’s website, Bethesda revealed that those who continue to take advantage of bugs in Fallout 76 will soon face serious consequences.
“We want Fallout 76 to be a happy and healthy world for all players, and we know that there are concerns with players finding and abusing exploits,” Bethesda wrote. “We’re working hard to find, fix, and address these as they show up. The number of players raising these to our attention has been incredibly helpful in our process of getting to the bottom of these exploits and we greatly appreciate it. We want you to know that we take these exploits and those abusing them VERY seriously.”
Bethesda explained that problem players will be removed from the game. Exploits that will get players kicked out include using cheat apps or mods, accessing areas that are supposed to be inaccessible, or duping items. Bethesda encourages players to submit tickets if they think they’ve accidentally exploited something, and also asks players to report others who are taking advantage of the bugs and glitches in the game.
Bethesda has been trying to fix some of the worst exploits, including moving the developer cell’s location (which contained several items and cosmetics not yet meant to be released to the public). Fans are still able to access several parts of it, though item interaction seems to have been turned off. Those accounts that have contraband items from interacting with the forbidden area, however, may be banned outright.
The announcement concluded with the news that Bethesda plans to release the game’s next major patch at the end of the month. Hopefully, it will fix a few more of the bugs before players get banned for exploiting them.