Modding is a huge part of the Fallout community, but now it looks like Bethesda is handing out bans to players who are using third-party mods in an attempt to make Fallout 76 more enjoyable.
Previous Fallout games like New Vegas and Fallout 4 feature mods that can affect basically every aspect of gameplay and can end up turning the games into something completely unrecognizable.
Now, it seems like Bethesda isn’t too keen on players using third-party mods just to improve the experience with Fallout 76, and have begun handing out bans to players using them.
According to a new video by YouTuber JuiceHead, several redditors received the following email from Bethesda after using mods to simply improve graphics:
“This account has violated the Code of Conduct and Terms of Service by cheating. This account was detected to be running a third-party application, which provides an unfair in-game advantage, while logged onto Fallout 76.”
The good news is that Bethesda is letting players appeal the ban, by writing an essay on why using third-party apps to cheat is a bad thing.
There were some users who were banned for ‘duping’ which is using mods to gain an advantage, but some of the users were only using a shader, which doesn’t seem like it would qualify for the ban.
Considering Bethesda’s previously open attitude towards the modding community, these bans could signal a dramatic change to that moving forward.