Last updated on September 9th, 2021 at 01:50 pm
Fallout 76’s Premium Private Servers Are Not Private, Its Scrap Box Is Deleting Scrap
Fallout 76 private server : The gaming industry is still trying to wrap its collective head around the sheer hilarious audacity of Bethesda charging $12.99 a month or $99.99 a year for a premium Fallout 76 subscription service, Fallout 1st.
Fallout 76 was a notoriously broken game at launch, but over time, fixed itself and added content until it created a nice little niche community.
A nice little niche community that Bethesda would now like more money from.
I knew that at least some segment of the population, however small, would indeed sign up for Fallout 1st, as again, some people are really into 76 now, but many of them are already regretting doing so.
There have been some…issues with the promised exclusive content in this premium subscription, namely the introduction of private servers, and an unlimited scrap box to hold all your junk. Here’s a growing list.
There are a few issues cropping up here. Fallout 1st players are finding that a “newly created” world they might be heading into is not actually new at all.
Players are reporting dead NPCs and looted areas when they get there, implying that these are not actually new instances, but instead re-used old instances masquerading as brand new private worlds.
The “private” aspect is up for debate too. Players with big friends lists, ie.
merchants who sell players goods in the game, are finding that they can’t prevent people from joining their private servers where they just want to relax and play by themselves or with a few friends.
Without some sort of “invisible” mode, other players can see your instance and join it.
If you were looking forward to the unlimited storage of scrap in Fallout 76 with the new Scrap Box perk of Fallout 1st, you definitely don’t want to be using it just yet.
Multiple players are reporting that they have deposited hundreds of units of scrap in these new boxes, only to find that the box has eaten it.
The scrap disappears from the instance, and can’t be found again from re-logging or anything. It’s just gone.
Players are not amused at the fact that they have now paid for the privilege of losing all of their materials, and so far, there does not seem to be any way to recover any of this.
So do not use these boxes until there’s a clear fix for this. Not that more than like, two of you reading this are going to subscribe to Fallout 1st, but still.
Given that this is both Bethesda and Fallout 76, it’s no real surprise that these things are not working as intended.
And yet when you are rolling out a ludicrously priced premium service, you better make it work as intended and not do active harm to the players you’ve managed to convince to buy it. Good lord, what next?
I’ve asked Bethesda for comment on these reports and will update if I hear back.