Fallout 76 servers went offline this week to address the item duplication issue, and alongside of it, Bethesda posted a preview of next weeks patch, and information on planned weekly events.
Duping has been an issue in Fallout 76 since the discovery of an exploit allowing to replicate items in their inventory.
Because of this, a ton of of high tier items started flooding the game and being sold for real-life cash on ebay.
Bethesda took action this week and took many items created through the abuse of duplication exploits out of players’ inventory.
According to a post from the game’s community manager, there were over 400 weapon and armor items identified as common duplication targets.
During the investigation, it was determined less than 1% of all Fallout 76 accounts combined across all three platforms needed to have duped items removed.
“Players who had multiple copies of any of these duped items, whether they obtained them using an exploit or by acquiring them from another player, will find that all but one of each of those items have been removed from their characters,” reads the post.
“Power Armor was exempt from item removals, but we are actively discussing another wave of action to target these items in the future.
“Additionally, if a player had multiple copies of duped items removed as part of today’s actions, we also performed a follow-up search of their account for very large amounts of Nuka-Cola and removed those, as well.”
Bethesda said it will continue to monitor the situation closely and take action as needed.
In March, players have the new PvP Survival mode to look forward to as well as an additional PvE content update the studio is calling Wild Appalachia.
The latter will be part of the first big content drop of the year kicking off with Patch 7, and will span the next few months. In addition to new quests, events, and challenges, it will also bring new content to C.A.M.P.s, Crafting, and much more.
A roadmap for 2019 will roll out later this month, and will provide you with a look at what’s coming to Fallout 76 with Wild Appalachia.
In the meantime, you can look forward to Patch 6 landing next week. It is set to be released simultaneously on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and will be the last update ahead of Wild Appalachia and Patch 7.
Below you will find a preview of what to expect in Patch 6, as the full notes are still being complied.
Fallout 76 – Patch 6 Preview
- Stash Limit Increase to 800 – We know this continues to be a big one. Next week, we are raising the Stash limit from 600 to 800 pounds. Like last time, we are constantly evaluating storage space and discussing ways we can make improvements, but not at the expense of server stability. We hope this additional increase to 800 pounds will help you store even more of the awesome item’s you’ve found in the Wasteland.
- The M79 Grenade Launcher and the Auto Grenade Launcher are now classified as Heavy Weapons – A fix is being made to properly label the M79 Grenade Launcher and Auto Grenade Launcher as Heavy Weapons. They will also now correctly benefit from all Heavy Weapons perks except for Heavy Gunner, as we believe it makes more sense for these weapons to benefit from the Demolitions Expert perk.
- Accidentally Damaging another player’s C.A.M.P. will no longer tag you as WANTED – From our Known Issues list, players who accidentally shoot, hit, or disturb another player’s C.A.M.P. will no longer become WANTED and viewed as engaging in PvP. Instead you must actively work to be malicious to another player and DESTROY their C.A.M.P. objects for it to be considered a PvP action and become marked as WANTED. We will closely monitor player feedback to this change.
- Player Icons now display in more areas throughout the game – Once Patch 6 arrives, hovering over a player on the map will now display their player icon, and Workshops will display their owners’ player icons, too. Additionally, when viewing a turret created by another player, you’ll now be able to see the owner’s name and player icon in the turret’s nameplate.
- Quest containers during the Feed the People and Path to Enlightenment events now only accept quest items – With this fix, players can no longer accidentally transfer items from their inventories into these quest containers. As a result, you should now be able to complete these events without fear of losing non-quest items.
There will be many more fixes in Patch 6, so be on the lookout for the patch notes next week.