Fallout 76 fans outraged at private server subscription model - Dexerto

Fallout 76 fans outraged at private server subscription model

Published: 23/Oct/2019 22:34 Updated: 23/Oct/2019 23:16

by Scott Robertson


The long-awaited feature of private worlds is finally being added to Bethesda’s open-world RPG Fallout 76, but how they’ve gone about doing it has drawn the ire of the game’s remaining fans.

It’s hard to imagine a worse launch than Fallout 76 had. Despite its rough release and the numerous bad decisions and bad luck that plagued it, the game began to experience a slight turnaround in recent months, similar to other multiplayer looter shooters like The Division and the original Destiny.

But despite the progress they’ve made, Bethesda and Fallout 76 have used V.A.T.S. to target themselves in the foot once again, thanks to the $100 price they’ve set for annual access to private servers.

On October 23, Bethesda announced Fallout 1st, a “premium membership” subscription that grants players access to, most notably, the option to host and private servers for you and up to seven friends. 

1st subscribers also get a deployable Survival Tent, a Scrapbox to stash crafting components, new emotes and outfits, and of course, a monthly dose of the game’s in-game currency, Atoms.

BethesdaThe purchase page for Fallout 1st subscriptions

In the announcement post, Bethesda even acknowledged how much players wanted access to private servers, saying that “the community has been asking for the ability to play in private worlds since before the launch of Fallout 76.” 

That access has now been added to the game, but behind a subscription that costs $13 a month, or $100 for a whole year. According to Bethesda, only the private server host requires a subscription.

The announcement has drawn a slew of backlash from people online, with the announcement tweet itself notching a telling reply-to-like ratio of nearly 6000 replies to nearly 2000 likes. Twitter user @BemaniStar used the perfect image from Fallout 4 to summarize the internet’s reaction to the new service.

This decision could not have come at a worse time for Bethesda and Fallout 76 when you consider the market conditions, as The Outer Worlds is set to officially release on October 25. 

That game is developed by Obsidian Entertainment, who developed Fallout: New Vegas, a well-received installment in the Fallout series, and Obsidian have taken many aspects from Fallout that fans love and have applied them to The Outer Worlds.

By essentially offering Fallout 76 players a single player service that they have to subscribe to, they may have inadvertently sent current and future Fallout 76 fans right into the waiting arms of The Outer Worlds.


Dr Disrespect trolls mobile gamers and players take the bait

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:49

by David Purcell


Dr Disrespect has taken a cheeky swipe at mobile gamers on Twitter, asking how anybody can even consider it to be a “serious” way to play – but players are fighting their corner. 

The Two-Time has had a whirlwind 2020 by all accounts. He’s moved platforms from Twitch to YouTube, and while some might have expected his influence on the gaming world to perhaps decrease in that move – he’s still one of the best at stirring the pot.

Of course, a lot of franchises that made their name on PC and console, like Call of Duty, PUBG, FIFA and Fortnite, have brought their games to iOS and Android.

Though, Doc doesn’t seem to be a fan.

Dr Disrespect takes aim at mobile gamers

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Instagram, @drdisrespect
Dr Disrespect has turned into a mainstream symbol of the streaming world, and sure knows how to get people talking.

On November 26, literally out of nowhere in vintage Doc style, he decided to joke about the idea of playing games on mobile.

He said: “I’ve got 3 state-of-the-art 1ms speed color calibrated monitors staring at me, a keyboard with titan switch optical keystrokes and a mouse that weighs literally nothing backed by a 200k multi pc setup….and you have the guts to tell me mobile gaming is a serious thing?”

As you might expect, he’s sparked a huge debate in the replies – with some arguing for and against his point of view.

One user, by the name of Yettobegin, said: “Well Dr.D not everyone can afford a good PC setup and that’s why mobile gaming is so popular in southern Asian countries.. Anyways I don’t hear any mobile gamers fighting for validation as a “Gamer”.. If u want to play in mobile and have fun who cares?!”

If you thought that was a strong response, wait until you see this.

Tribe Gaming’s Ferg challenged the self-professed best video gamer in the world to a 1v1 in CoD Mobile, with $100,000 on the line. As of writing, that has not been accepted, but it shows there’s certainly a lot of people out there wanting to prove him wrong.

This was not the only challenge, with Elijah Jackson offering a $10,000 wager of his own.

XSET Juicy, who plays PUBG Mobile competitively, also fired back – saying maybe gaming on mobile is too “difficult” for Doc to handle.

Nothing might come from this or Dr Disrespect actually might take up one of the offers, in a way to shoot down mobile gamers who stand in his way.

No matter what, though, he’s certainly achieved his objective of drumming up some debate. What happens next should be interesting.