Some bugs in games are pretty funny to experience every once in a while, especially when they add an element of unsuspecting surprises, like a physics glitch that pops a vehicle high into the air, or a wall glitch that sees enemies traveling through objects like specters on a rampage. Other bugs, however, put players in a position where they can’t do anything but beseech a resolution from the developer. Reddit user Brogadyn experienced that firsthand in Bethesda’s multiplayer ARPG, Fallout 76.
In a post over on the Fallout 76 sub-reddit made on November 22nd, 2018, Brogadyn explained that he has been trying to die… in Fallout 76. You see, his character suffers from a rare condition of immortality. Somethings hurt him a little bit, but nothing is capable of killing him, much like a Highlander… from Highlander.
Brogadyn laments this occurrence, for which it has been deemed incurable, writing…
“My character currently is unkillable, and I mean… really unkillable. She can even eat a nuke blast to the face and be fine. There is literally zero ways that she can die even if I wanted her to (which I very much do at this point).”
Like anyone who encounters a condition for which they have no control, and the fear spreads rapidly through their veins, Brogadyn asked for assistance from Bethesda, only to be told from the support staff that his character likely was suffering from a status effect.
Brogadyn expresses how awful the immortality has been, and how boring it has made the game, as well as the fear of running into other players who would surely report his account for cheating, writing…
“I’ve had to limit myself to more boring activities because I do not want my exploration, or the PvP aspect ruined by my godmode, and the annoying thing is that at some point i’m just going to have to not care if they cannot fix it – my character is currently nearly level 100, and just hit the cap limit – so what the heck am I supposed to do besides actually starting to make all content in the game trivial? I’m really frustrated and I have no idea what i’m supposed to do – it seems that they can’t even slay my character for me, or at least didn’t mention that even though that’s practically what was I begging for in the ticket – but i’m unsure if it was a person replying, or simply some automated answer.”
The post became viral enough for a Bethesda rep to hop into the comment section a day later on November 23rd, 2018 and ask for the username of the account so that they could finally address the situation.
Nearly two weeks later and the post hasn’t been updated, nor has Brogadyn offered any sort of solace for those biting their nails waiting to find out how this wasteland warrior had their immortality cured. For now, all that could be done by Brogadyn was beg Bethesda for death and hope that they grant that sweet, sweet release.
But given Bethesda’s potentially impending legal troubles, I think an immortal survivor is the least of their worries right now.
(Thanks for the news tip Quickshooter)