Beta phases are known to have problems, but it seems Bethesda Game Studios’ Fallout 76 has graced unfortunate gamers with an uncanny experience (and then some) that even has die-hard fans conflicted.
Folks who’ve played Fallout 4 will know of some of the following issues that have been reported regarding the latest Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. However, one issue that seems to be new is a bug that “deletes the game” spawning jokes from the Fallout community like “That’s really nice of them. The game deletes itself for you” or “Game is so aware of its demise, that it is committing suicide.”
Anyway, you can hear about the latest issues plaguing Fallout 76 that YouTuber YongYea covered:
The above video details a list of problems, one being that folks couldn’t log-in into the Bethesda.net launcher and that beta testers encountered a nasty bug forcing the user to re-download the game to play.
We are actively investigating an issue causing PC players to redownload the #Fallout76 B.E.T.A. If you see a progress bar, please allow the download to complete. Thank you for your continued patience while we work to resolve this issue.
— Fallout (@Fallout) October 30, 2018
Many gamers took to Twitter and other means to get in contact with Bethesda where conversations like this one emerged:
More like never happens since a majority of testers just got their game deleted…
— KermitDaHussla (@IzeaEspinoza) October 30, 2018
Some people believed it was a client error, which could have been the case whereupon it was followed by a straight up wipe from certain victims’ hard-drives:
nope! checked my hard drive and its not there 🙁 im gonna have to reinstall when the servers are working again, luckily my internet is pretty fast so it isnt the end of the world or anything
— Ensor🌈🌈🌈🌈 (@fugayku) October 30, 2018
The next video by YouTuber GhostRobo, a fan of the game, almost covers the same things as YongYea but the video relays the pros and cons of the game, and how some features create a conflicting feeling deep within:
Reddit user CapsuleJX took to the keyboard to address another issue plaguing Fallout 76, which happens to be physics tied to frame rate:
“Why are things still being tied to frame rate? It’s one thing for a game from, say, 2002 to be 30 FPS locked or something but nowadays, with high frame rates becoming increasingly popular, it just reeks of laziness.”
Another user with a screen name of SquireRamza replied with the following:
“It’s because the very bones of their current engine is STILL the same thing they made Morrowind in.
They’d rather jury rig the same engine over and over again for 16 years than put forward the time/effort/money to build a new engine that doesn’t crash every 20 minutes.”
Bethesda released a statement about Fallout 76’s physics being tied to frame rate by saying “a fix won’t be out until the game launches.”
With all of those groundbreaking bugs and issues, Bethesda has extended the beta or B.E.T.A time. Thanks to usgamer.net you can look over the beta schedule right here:
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