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

Published: 19/Dec/2018 0:18 Updated: 19/Dec/2018 0:35

by Wyatt Donigan


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.

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.

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.

With the release of the holiday emotes, Bethesda should be ashamed from r/Fallout

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.


Fallout TV show coming to Amazon Prime

Published: 2/Jul/2020 18:49 Updated: 2/Jul/2020 19:31

by Alan Bernal


Bethesda Game Studios and Amazon are creating a Fallout TV series based off of the developer’s legendary RPG.

The studio is working with producers at Kilter Films Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the minds behind HBO’s critically acclaimed series Westworld, Bethesda announced. Amazon has licensed the rights to the Fallout franchise, paving the way for a full series commitment from the entertainment giant.

“Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time… So we’re incredibly excited to partner with Todd Howard and the rest of the brilliant lunatics at Bethesda to bring this massive, subversive, and darkly funny universe to life with Amazon Studios,” Joy and Nolan said in a joint statement.

Amazon and Westworld creators are teaming up for a Fallout TV show.

Kilter and Amazon have an overall deal that will see them bring multiple shows to the Prime Video service. The Fallout series is reportedly in the development stages.

The world of Fallout and the miniature stories within the main campaigns of the titles give the producers a rich catalogue of lore and characters that could be integrated into series of their own.

“Fallout is an iconic global franchise, with legions of fans worldwide and a rich, deeply compelling storyline that powers it. And Jonah and Lisa are the perfect storytellers to bring this series to life,” Chief Operating Officer and Co-Head of Television at Amazon Studio, Albert Cheng said.

While the announcement confirms that a full show is in the works, Executive Producer at Bethesda Todd Howard has been looking to make a show on Fallout for quite some time.

“Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen,” Howard said. “But it was clear from the moment I first spoke with Jonah and Lisa a few years ago, that they and the team at Kilter were the ones to do it right.”

The name of the series is currently being referred to only as ‘Fallout,’ though that can change depending on the development of the show.

Details for the upcoming series are scarce as the studio ended their brief announcement teaser with the test pattern that’s been synonymous with the Fallout series that reads: “Please stand by.”