Fallout 76 players discover developers’ room, get punished for entering

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It would seem that no floor is in sight for Fallout 76 to end its fall from grace. While Bethesda Studios have made numerous attempts to make nice with its fanbase, players of its new RPG have gone rogue.

While Besthesda has had to deal with players replicating high-powered items and going on the rampage, a process known as duping, it has now emerged that players have gained access to the developers room on the server.

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This is a room, or “vault” if you like, that contains the plans for every item available in the game, as well as those that are still meant to be released in eventual updates. Players were even surprised to find that the room also contains a lone NPC named Wooby. You can imagine what they did to him.

According to Eurogamer, the existence of the room had been circulating on Reddit for a few days now, but had been known by some individuals for a number of weeks. Bethesda has been known to use developers rooms in their single-player titles, which can be accessed on PC via a series of console commands. With Fallout 76 being an online multiplayer game, it begs the question as to why the room was not kept on a private and secure server, rather than on their public ones. The developers room can be seen in this video, which is a re-upload of the original by a Mr X that was subsequently removed:

But before you decide to go in and claw Wooby to death, be warned. Bethesda is coming down hard on intruders and is suspending the accounts of anyone who enters. And if you do not respond to their inquiries as to how you got into the room, your account will no longer be usable. And even then, your compliance will still be met with an investigation into your account.

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But there are further reports that this can be avoided by creating mule accounts, using them to enter the room and grab items, and then transferring them to their other accounts. Bethesda seems to have not caught yet onto this, but considering the severe repercussions they’re enacting, that might not be the case for long.

Last Updated: January 16, 2019

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