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Fallout 76 cheaters have a hilarious way to escape the ban

Fallout 76 cheaters have a hilarious way to escape the ban

All of the controversy surrounding Fallout 76 keeps getting weirder and weirder. First it was nylon bags, then it was a head-scratching support ticket glitch, and now the topic shifts to essays. As it turns out, at least a few Fallout 76 players have been banned, and in order to get the ban lifted, Bethesda is asking them to write essays on the evils of cheating in video games.

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Bethesda’s free game Fallout 76 apology has backfired

Bethesda’s free game Fallout 76 apology has backfired

Fallout players are getting a surprise treat, with Bethesda confirming free games for anybody who played Fallout 76 this year, though as you might have predicted it hasn't exactly gone according to plan. The move comes after widespread criticism of the game, which has seen the developer struggle with server downtime and more.

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Fallout 76 support ticket glitch exposes customer data

Fallout 76 support ticket glitch exposes customer data

Fallout 76 is proving to be one mess after another. First, the bugs and the broken state the game launched in left some players regretting their purchase, and then there was even more disappointment surrounding one of pack-in items that shipped with the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition. Instead of the canvas bag that was seen in pre-release advertising materials, buyers received a cheap nylon bag, which certainly made the Power Armor Edition's $200 price tag less palatable.

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As Fallout 76 beta begins, Bethesda has a message for fans

As Fallout 76 beta begins, Bethesda has a message for fans

Today is a big day for Fallout fans and Bethesda alike, as the beta for Fallout 76 begins on Xbox One. Fallout 76 is a pretty big release for Bethesda, as it ventures into what is uncharted territory for the company: multiplayer. Bethesda's biggest franchises, The Elder Scrolls and Fallout, have traditionally been single player ones, but Fallout 76 turns all of that on its head by being a multiplayer-only game.

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New Fallout 76 details surface as beta looms

New Fallout 76 details surface as beta looms

Fallout 76 is nearly upon us, and with a beta test for the game beginning later this month, players who have pre-ordered are probably wondering what to expect. New details about the game are coming down the pipeline today, with Bethesda detailing a variety of different things about the game. These include details on things like grouping, PvP, and even fast traveling.

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Fallout 76 beta start dates revealed as opening cinematic debuts

Fallout 76 beta start dates revealed as opening cinematic debuts

One of the most interesting launches of the year is likely going to be Fallout 76. This new game represents a big move for the Fallout franchise and for Bethesda in general, and it's a multiplayer game in a traditionally single player series. There are definitely a lot of people curious to see if the Fallout formula can work in a multiplayer game, and those people don't necessarily need to wait until the game launches to find out.

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Fallout 76: perk cards, anti-griefing, modding private servers

Fallout 76: perk cards, anti-griefing, modding private servers

At E3 last June, Bethesda dropped multiple bombshells, many of which still have to actually land in players’ hands. One of the most anticipated but also most doubted of the pack is Fallout 76, an online survival version of the widely popular franchise. The skepticism and concern mostly come from the Herculean task of bringing elements that made Fallout a hit to an online setting without also bringing the most hated elements of online games. And at QuakeCon, Bethesda revealed exactly how it plans to do that.

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Fallout 76 beta detailed, launch timing revealed

Fallout 76 beta detailed, launch timing revealed

Fallout 76 is a title quite unlike any Fallout game Bethesda has made before. As revealed at E3 2018, Fallout 76 will be an entirely online game, which is a massive departure from Bethesda's usual single-player approach to its epic RPGs. If you're a bit hesitant because this big shift in direction, you're not alone, but thankfully Bethesda will be hosting a beta test that allows interested players to get an early look at the game.

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Fallout 76 cross-play bad news is all Sony’s fault says Bethesda director

Fallout 76 cross-play bad news is all Sony’s fault says Bethesda director

Cross-platform play is something that's on the minds of a lot of gamers at the moment, and Sony has been getting a lot of negative attention because of it. While the industry in general seems to be moving toward a future where anyone can play games with their friends regardless of platform, Sony has been the last major holdout. Sony's unwillingness to play nice with other platform holders seems to have quashed plans for cross-play in yet another game, and this time around, it's Bethesda's Fallout 76.

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Bethesda lawsuit calls ‘Westworld’ game a Fallout Shelter rip-off

Bethesda lawsuit calls ‘Westworld’ game a Fallout Shelter rip-off

Warner Bros. has been slapped with a lawsuit from Bethesda over its Westworld mobile game, calling it a "blatant rio-off" of Fallout Shelter. The lawsuit was recently filed in Maryland, and it accuses Westworld developer Behaviour of using "copyrighted computer code," among other things.

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Fallout 76 confirmed as an online game, out later this year

Fallout 76 confirmed as an online game, out later this year

We knew that Fallout 76 was going to be the main attraction at Bethesda's E3 press conference, and the company certainly didn't disappoint in that regard. Bethesda's Todd Howard took the stage to talk at length about Fallout 76 tonight, and in doing so, he gave us a much better idea of what to expect from the game. He also dropped a pretty big bomb (no pun intended there) by announcing that Fallout 76 will be an "entirely" online game.

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Fallout Shelter now on Nintendo Switch, PS4

Fallout Shelter now on Nintendo Switch, PS4

The Fallout franchise is one of those games that aren’t exactly household names but have definitely amassed a faithful following to have been going for years, approaching two decades even. Over time, it has grown from its PC roots to other gaming platforms but it was only with Fallout Shelter that the franchise broke out into mobile. Met with surprising success, the simulation game is now coming to even more devices, including the PS4 and, of course, the Nintendo Switch.

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