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Fallout • Dec 19, 2018

Fallout 76: Bethesda released new microtranscations and the community isn't happy about it

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Fallout 76: Bethesda released new microtranscations and the community isn't happy about it

In the month since Fallout 76 was released, there has been issue after issue both inside and outside the game, with the latest seeing even more heavy backlash from the community.

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While Bethesda has been hard at work trying to improve Fallout 76 after an incredibly shaky launch, the problems just continue to mount and counteract any steps forward the company has made.

Just in time for the holidays, Bethesda has released some holiday emotes and other items for sale in Fallout 76’s shop, but fans don't seem to be feeling the holiday spirit.

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The holiday bundle was released at a “discounted” price of 1200 Atoms (roughly $12), which is said to be half off the full price of 2400 Atoms, despite never having been available at any other price point before, which rubbed many users the wrong way.

In fact, one Reddit user even cited a German Supreme Court case as evidence that Bethesda could actually be breaking certain laws by offering up items at a discount without ever having sold them at the higher, undiscounted price.

Any potential and unfounded legal issues aside, fans are more simply upset at the quality of the bundle’s items, with many lamenting the fact that the items don’t come with animations of any kind and are essentially .png files that can be sent to friends in-game.

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If that wasn’t enough, even more fans were upset when a reused hairstyle from Fallout 4 was added to the game as a purchasable item.

These are just a few instances of fan outrage, as Reddit has been flooded with even more examples of upset players looking for answers from Bethesda.

There’s been no official response from the developers at the time of writing, but there is another patch planned for release on December 19.

Patch notes for the update have not been released, but there is no doubt that the community will be anxiously awaiting some good news on potential adjustments to the game’s shop.

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