Fallout 76 players discover many undocumented changes in patches, Bethesda vows to be more transparent

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 10 December 2018 12:31 GMT

Fallout 76 players are upset yet again, this time because of stealth changes in the game’s latest patches.

Fallout 76’s most recent update, version 1.0.2.0, upgraded the stash limit for all players, and brought about several other changes and fixes.

Shortly after the patch’s release, players began to come across several changes the patch notes did not mention. These run the gamut, from new drop rates and limits, to fixes for certain exploits players had been making use of since launch.

There are several Reddit threads full of players reporting changes they had spotted.

Some of the changes are understandable, and many are typical resource and economy tweaks not uncommon for live service games. The problem, of course, is that Bethesda failed to communicate them ahead of time, which inevitably meant players are more likely to receive the changes negatively.

Fallout 76 players’ relationship with Bethesda has been strained since before the game launched, and it seems like the developer either miscommunicated or mismanaged one major aspect after another, so it’s easy to see why players have antagonised Bethesda.

Since then, Bethesda issued a statement vowing to be more transparent with patch notes in future updates.

“For the upcoming patch – and all future patches – our goal is to deliver accurate, comprehensive notes. If we miss something, we’ll work to get it right and deliver the information to you as quickly as we can,” promised the developer.

Later, Bethesda announced that this week’s Fallout 76 update will launch first on PC (tomorrow), before arriving on consoles Thursday. Bethesda said it doesn’t want to hold back PC fixes since it’s able to patch the PC version faster than consoles.

In other news, Bethesda recently announced that Fallout 76’s first in-game events will will kick off next year.

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