Fallout 76 hasn’t exactly been great for Bethesda. Just a few of the problems stemming from the game include potential lawsuits about deceptive trade practices and an obscenely large download being required upon inserting the disc. Those incidents are unfortunately only the tip of the iceberg. Nevertheless, some players have stuck around, but unfortunately for Bethesda, Fallout 76’s next patch has now upset them too.
According to Polygon, several members of the remaining Fallout 76 community feel like this next patch completely misses the point. The main focus of the patch is the game’s Scorchbeasts. One change reduces the frequency of their sonic scream attack. Another change prevents the same crafting plan from dropping every time a player kills a Scorchbeast Queen.
One unimpressed Redditor asked, “How is this all they have to share?” The community’s current concerns can’t be fixed by modifying one cooldown stat, after all. Time and resources required to complete activities are of the community’s primary focus. Another Redditor also complained about the lack of communication from Bethesda, a company which has grown to become a mainstay of the gaming industry.
The future doesn’t look much brighter either. Bethesda has a “Known Issues and Feedback” post which lists issues the developer intends to fix in later updates or patches. However, the post does not seem to address problems related to time or to resources. Instead, it focuses primarily on the capacity of players’ stashes and network stability.
Even Bethesda’s weekly “Inside the Vault” post, which summed up the changes, couldn’t avoid drawing further ire from fans. The article closed out with a hard-sell to players of an in-game buff that can be purchased with real money. Bethesda’s selling practices related to Fallout 76 have already attracted the scorn of many so this is unlikely to help matters.
For holdouts in the Fallout 76 community, you can catch up on the previous patch update here.