Well, that was… entirely expected. Fallout 76, one of history’s greatest lessons on when hype fails to deliver, just so happened to be punting an exclusive membership yesterday that would hand over a private server to a player and various other goodies in exchange for a few bottlecaps every month or a real-world dollar equivalent.
The promise here, was that any player who ponied up would be the first in line to receive and test out new features for the live service game so long as their subscription was up to date. Instead, many players have been the first to experience a wild new line of bugs, with one, in particular, acting as a metaphor for the entire experience: The scrap box.
The attraction here with Fallout 1st was that said scrap box would allow for unlimited storage in a game that was already stingy with how much it allowed you to stow away. To the horror of Fallout 1st subscribers, that infinite void in which they’ve chucked many a prized item has instead gobbled up their goods, never to see the light of day again. “Our initial investigation indicated that this was a display issue, and that no items had gone missing,” a Bethesda representative said to Polygon.
However, we have since found that a small number of players have in fact experienced a loss of scrap items after placing them into the Scrap Box and then loading into a world. Resolving this issue is currently our top priority. We are also exploring ways to restore the missing items.
Over on Reddit and the game’s support forums, those few dedicated fans who still believe in the Fallout 76 are naturally livid, especially as how their hard earned cash which was supposed to create a private server for them to relax in happens to have busted security as anyone on your friends list can scale the invite-only barrier.
Fallout 1st. First to take your money, first to break the second it’s released into the wilder world.
Last Updated: October 25, 2019