The launch of Fallout 76 was fraught with problems from start to finish. Numerous glitches, bugs, and issues with the gameplay have made it so that many can’t truly play the game like they wanted. Then, there were outside-the-game controversies like the one with the Power Armor Edition. But, Bethesda is promising to fix all of them like a good developer, and even going so far as to do somewhat frequent updates on what will be in the game next. The latest of these updates has come.
On their site, Bethesda details what’s coming to Fallout 76 in 2019, and again apologizes for the things that have happened to the game so far.
Our sights are set for future updates. In mid-January, we will be releasing another patch that contains many fixes, including fixes for the Lever-Action Rifle reload animation, some perk cards, and we’re dealing some crowd control at the Whitespring by implementing a fix for the robots duplicating on the resort grounds. Full patch notes will be available at a later date that covers all the fixes featured in this update.
We understand that sometimes the patch notes themselves aren’t enough, and you want to know why we’re making certain balance changes or adjustment. Beginning in 2019, patch notes will include some brief thoughts from our developers that hopefully gives the community more insight into the changes we’re making and why.
We’re also hard at work on a new mode where you can work together, or not, without PVP restrictions. We’re already having fun playing it at the office and we’re hopeful to roll it out to all of you sometime in the first quarter of the year.
Whether the upcoming fixes, or the new mode, will help make the game better is a bit up for debate right now. But, we should at least give Bethesda the chance to make it right.