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Internet Historian’s look back at the fall of Fallout 76 is a sobering reminder of when hype fails to deliver

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Grand promises! Lofty ambitions! A game that smelt worse than Batman & Robin on launch. Bethesda’s Fallout 76 may just be one of the worst games of all time, and that’s a statement which can be made after some extensive patching was made. But where did it all go wrong for Bethesda? How did a studio which was known for quality and engaging games, create the digital equivalent of being forced to attend a Steve Hofmeyer concert at gunpoint?

The truth lies in hype, B-team efforts and simply too much ambition. If you’ve got the time, need something to watch and you prefer a cheeky stab at history, then sit back and let Internet Historian guide you through one of the greatest messes of all time:

Well, at least we got some nice collector’s editions out of the whole mess, right? Yeah, about that…

Last Updated: May 6, 2019

18 Comments

  1. Fallout started losing its appeal for me since FO4, so I wasn’t temped by 76……bullet dodged

    Never ever pre-order!!

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  2. Kromas

    May 6, 2019 at 13:54

    I still enjoy it. At least we get more monthly content from Fallout 76 than Anthem.

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    • Magoo

      May 6, 2019 at 14:04

      I don’t believe you anymore.

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      • Kromas

        May 6, 2019 at 14:04

        In the last 3 weeks we received 2 new quest lines as well as a dungeon.They were a bit meh I will admit. We also received player vending machines and new crafting systems and recipes as well as some much needed love in terms of inventory management.

        Also you don’t have to believe me you can go check the patch notes yourself for the last 3 weeks.

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        • Kromas

          May 6, 2019 at 14:04

          Oh and this just came out apparently.

          Join the intrepid Pioneer Scouts and climb the ranks from Tadpole to Possum
          as you strive ever upwards on missions of self-improvement and the
          betterment of Appalachia. Earn new functional backpacks that can be
          equipped to increase carry weight and customized or modded to fit your
          fashion sense.

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          • Pariah

            May 6, 2019 at 14:04

            You know. Adding more shit to a pile of shit doesn’t make it better. Just saying.

          • Kromas

            May 6, 2019 at 14:14

            The quests were not shit. They just were a bit meh. The extra content beside that was really good specially the new still system and the extra workshop stuff.

          • LoAlCo

            May 6, 2019 at 14:24

            The content is fun at least… Well the “dungeon” could have been more but the future dungeons from the trailers look cool and I think they might be instanced for a group this time.

            The quest lines were interesting and fun to discover and solve cases while listening to they’re story and how they got there. New events are pretty difficult if no team work is happening so now there is some actual challenge.
            Really curious what Nuclear Winter is going to be.

        • Magoo

          May 6, 2019 at 14:04

          Ok I believe you anymore.

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  3. Umar

    May 6, 2019 at 13:36

    Fallout 76? More like Fallout 70 Stink. Ayooooooooo

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  4. Yondaime

    May 6, 2019 at 14:43

    Speaking of games, hype trains & turd piles, is anthem ready to be bought & played or should we rather just forget it all together?

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  5. William Sebren

    May 8, 2019 at 18:21

    What a waste of time and energy, posting articles like this. And what a waste of my time to comment.

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