Fallout 76 players are being banned for a surprising reason

Published: 23/Dec/2018 23:55 Updated: 24/Dec/2018 0:06

by Bill Cooney


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.


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.”