Despite it being a long time since Fallout 76 came out it seems as though Bethesda are still determined to cause as much hassle and problems for the development of the game and the reputation they have with their fans as possible.
Recently an update for the game came out that introduced a few new things into the game. Of course one of these additions was new items into the Atomic Shop, their microtransaction centre for the game. Two items in particular have caused outrage in the community just like when repair kits were added to the shop a while back. The first is a refridgerator which helps stop your food from spoiling quickly by storing them within the container and the second being a robotic pod that you can place down to help scavenge materials for you.
Now the reason this has caused anger is due to the stance Bethesda stated they had about the Atomic Shop which was they said that they would only sell cosmetic items there and nothing that could change or alter gameplay. These items very clearly change the game and give some small advantages to people who are willing to pay for these new additions. Alongside this it has come to many people’s attention that the robotic salvage station was actually seemingly supposed to be in the original game due to the fact that the pod itself and the robot could be seen in one of the promotional trailers before the game was actually launched. This has led to many people speculating that the item was cut before the release so that they could sell it later down the line as a microtransaction and with all the bad will this game has given to consumers I would be inclined to agree with this theory.
It seems as though this storm of bad press and angry players will never end concerning 76, I actually wonder how on earth Bethesda will claw back their reputation with the next game they develop. Please don’t add microtransactions to the Elder Scrolls…
That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.