Fallout 76 is not a very good game, but there are bits of the game that are endearing, rewarding and even addictive, especially if you like hoarding digital guff. There are people who genuinely love the game, and continue to pour hundreds of hours into combing the wasteland.
Reddit user Glorf12 is one such player. Glorf12 claims to have put over 900 hours into Fallout 76, and has collected an unfathomable amount of ammo in the game as a result. Since grabbing the Bandolier Perk, which reduces ammo weight by 90%, Glorf12 has roamed West Virginia, scrounging for ammo with reckless abandon. “Given the sheer amount of time I have spent playing I have legitimately collected ludicrous amounts of ammo,” Glorf12 said.
Bethesda has banned the fellow as a result, suggesting that the sheer number of bullets collected must surely be the result of cheating. They probably don’t believe somebody’s spent 900 hours in their game either. Here’s a look at the email they received informing of the infraction:
While the player has traded ammo across two accounts, it seems to be the sheer amount of ammo hoarded that’s the cause for concern.
“I cannot be more adamant that I have never once owned an item in excess of 100,000 and I believe I have been banned due to others reporting me,” Glorf12 said. “I often use 2 accounts to transfer items between my characters. I even detail it in the comments of the above reddit post how and why I do this. My belief is that people see a level 450+ player trading with a level 2 character and immediately think REPORT HIM REPORT HIM REPORT HIM. I even get some players who harass me when I’m attempting to trade items.”
Either way, one of the few people really playing Fallout 76 has been banned for really playing Fallout 76.
Last Updated: February 20, 2019