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Fallout 76 Update Plans

Bethesda offers a lengthy post on Reddit apologizing for a lack of communication while responding to the rampant criticism of Fallout 76 from dissatisfied owners of their RPG prequel. They offer specifics on two updates coming to the game soon, with the first expected one week from today and the second expected one week after that. Beyond this general outline, they also promise full release notes for the first patch later this week. There is now a similar post the Fallout 76 Website that's substantially the same, though the tone is far less conciliatory. Here's the Reddit version:

We know you’re frustrated and angry at the state of things right now, whether it’s the issues you’re running into in the game, or the lack of communication about fixes, updates, or news. To be clear, this account is run by us, Bethesda Game Studios community team. Yesterday we posted to let you know that we’re still here gathering your feedback and, more importantly, working to get info from the team we can share. We didn’t want you to think the silence meant nothing was happening. We're sorry and understand this was not the right approach, and we’ll work to make a better bridge between you and the dev team at BGS.

We’re posting an article today that has further information about the upcoming updates that were mentioned a few weeks ago. In addition, we’re aiming to get you the patch notes for these updates quicker and will have them available for December 4th’s update later this week. Probably Thursday or Friday. We’d like to make these articles weekly to make sure you know what the studio is working on as it relates to issues you may be experiencing, quality of life requests you have, or new features they’re excited to share.

Please take a look at the below to see what we’re posting today on Fallout.com, and as always, let us know if you have any thoughts or feedback. This article covers high-level issues being worked on as the patch notes will go at length into what’s being fixed with each update.

December 4, 2018 – Next week’s update will bring an increase to the Stash limit, as well as a variety of performance and stability improvements, balance changes, and multiple bug fixes to the game. We’ll have full patch notes available later this week ahead of Tuesday’s update. Some notable issues being addressed in this update include:

  • Stash Limit Increased: We know many of you have been asking for an adjustment to the Stash storage limit, and we’re happy to share that we’re increasing it from 400 to 600. While this is somewhat conservative, we plan to increase the storage cap further once we verify that this change will not negatively impact the stability of the game.
  • Boss Loot: Players should correctly receive two to three items after taking down a boss, depending on the creature’s difficulty and level.
  • Cryolator Effects: Players hit with the Cryolator are now Chilled, Frosted, or Frozen depending on how many times they are hit. The duration of movement speed reductions applied by these effects have also been decreased from 2 hours to 30 seconds.
  • Respawning When Overencumbered: We’ve resolved an issue affecting players who die while overencumbered that only allowed them to Respawn at Vault 76. Now, overencumbered players will be able to respawn at the nearest discovered Map Marker.
  • Stuck in Power Armor: We’ve addressed an issue in this patch that could cause players to become stuck inside Power Armor. We’re also aware that there are some additional cases where this can occur, and we are actively investigating them.

December 11, 2018 – The next update after December 4 is currently planned for the following week. Like previous patches, it will include a variety of bug fixes, but we’re also planning to bring some more notable changes and features to the game. You can catch a preview of these improvements below, and a full list of changes will be included in the December 11 patch notes.

  • PC Additions: A Push-to-Talk setting for Voice Chat, 21:9 resolution support, and a Field of View setting are all being implemented on PC with this update.
  • SPECIAL Respec: After level 50, you’ll be able to choose between a new Perk Card, or moving a SPECIAL point you had previously allocated.
  • C.A.M.P. Placement on Login: Your C.A.M.P. will no longer be automatically blueprinted and stored if someone is occupying your location when you log into a server. Instead, you’ll receive a notification that your space is occupied. If you decide to find a new home for your C.A.M.P. on that server, it will be free to do so. However, if you don’t attempt to place down your C.A.M.P., you will be able to switch to a new server where that spot is vacant and your C.A.M.P. will be fully assembled and waiting for you.
  • Bulldozer: This is a new C.A.M.P. feature that will allow you to remove small trees, rocks, and other obstructions so it’s easier to create and place your C.A.M.P. when and where you want it. You can also use the Bulldozer to clear these items from the surrounding area to make your C.A.M.P. feel more like home!

Thank you, and please don’t stop letting us know how we can improve our communication and what else needs to be addressed in the game. Once we finalize the patch notes for the December 4 update, we’ll be sure to post them here and all patch notes and weekly updates going forward.

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20. Re: Fallout 76 Update Plans Nov 28, 2018, 13:18 DarkCntry
 
Gamer outrage, it's so beautiful...  
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19. Re: Fallout 76 Update Plans Nov 28, 2018, 09:46 ForgedReality
 
tl;dr: We're attempting to polish a turd.  
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18. Re: FINAL FANTASY XV Demo Nov 28, 2018, 09:23 shinchan0s
 
This game ain't worth fixing lol.  
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17. Re: FINAL FANTASY XV Demo Nov 28, 2018, 07:52 Nighthawk
 
still here gathering your feedback

That's what your beta test is for. Not to run it for a short amount of time and expect to catch everything after just one attempt.
 
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16. Re: Fallout 76 Update Plans Nov 28, 2018, 07:51 Mordecai Walfish
 
Too little to late Bethesda. You squeezed this turd out prematurely, had the balls to charge $60 for it to hardcore fans you knew would gobble it up,and then spat on their faces with discounts below half of what they paid within a couple weeks of release? I bet Valve is estatic they didn't leave this turd in their punchbowl. Can you imagine the hassle of dealing with all the return requests for this one? Valve has it somewhat automated with the time limit for returns which is no doubt something Bethesda wanted to avoid, because in a survival game especially it can take a long while to get into and see the benefits/flaws of its many interlaced systems.  
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15. Re: Fallout 76 Update Plans Nov 28, 2018, 02:32 Luke
 
Shareholders: we want money ! , get that game release "
You can finish it when it is released!


Okaaaaay
 
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14. Re: Fallout 76 Update Plans Nov 28, 2018, 02:06 SirKnight
 
yonder wrote on Nov 27, 2018, 20:28:
robdot wrote on Nov 27, 2018, 20:06:
The personal weight limit needs some fix. Your always overweight,or your weapon is broken,or armor is broken, your hungry,your thirsty. Your encumbered. Your weapon is broken. Your armor is broken. Your hungry. Your thirsty. Your radiated. Your encumbered. Your weapon is broken. On and fucking on. This single aspect needs fixed before the game can be any fun at all.
My what?
And my what?
And my what?
And my what?
And my what?
And my what?
On and fucking on.
You're (HA!) allergy to basic English rules needs to be fixed before you're (HA!) whining can be addressed.


Kind of sad what he was going for went over your head like a 747.
 
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13. Re: Fallout 76 Update Plans Nov 27, 2018, 23:49 Wallshadows
 
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 27, 2018, 22:43:
Welcome to the survival game genre.. Constantly managing that kind of stuff is fun for some people. Makes you feel vulnerable and like you're struggling just to be alive, so then being fit enough to actually do stuff is more of an accomplishment. If it doesn't appeal to you, you should probably find something else to play.

This is more or less why I went full QoL with my build and worked around that. Dromedary, Lead Belly and Slow Metabolizer at max rank really take a lot of the micromanagement out of the game while also allowing me to cut back on the ridiculously limited inventory space.
 
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12. Re: Fallout 76 Update Plans Nov 27, 2018, 22:43 jacobvandy
 
robdot wrote on Nov 27, 2018, 20:06:
The personal weight limit needs some fix. Your always overweight,or your weapon is broken,or armor is broken, your hungry,your thirsty. Your encumbered. Your weapon is broken. Your armor is broken. Your hungry. Your thirsty. Your radiated. Your encumbered. Your weapon is broken. On and fucking on. This single aspect needs fixed before the game can be any fun at all.

Welcome to the survival game genre.. Constantly managing that kind of stuff is fun for some people. Makes you feel vulnerable and like you're struggling just to be alive, so then being fit enough to actually do stuff is more of an accomplishment. If it doesn't appeal to you, you should probably find something else to play.
 
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11. Re: Fallout 76 Update Plans Nov 27, 2018, 21:46 bigspender
 
IF they make it free to play I'll give it a crack otherwise let it die plz.  
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10. Re: Fallout 76 Update Plans Nov 27, 2018, 21:28 Retired
 
aka "sorry, we were to busy counting our money and didn't care about what was going on."

After watching some Twitch streams, I am glad I passed on this.
 
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9. Re: Fallout 76 Update Plans Nov 27, 2018, 20:57 Wallshadows
 
Over level 50? Welcome to bullet sponge simulator where it takes you fifty rounds of your perked out 50 caliber machine gun to kill a super mutant or just three power strikes from an unmodified Super Sledge without perks.  
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8. Re: Fallout 76 Update Plans Nov 27, 2018, 20:49 Kxmode
 
Nimh wrote on Nov 27, 2018, 18:21:
Good business decision to not sell this on Steam!

It wasn't on accident.
 
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7. Re: Fallout 76 Update Plans Nov 27, 2018, 20:31 ExGemini
 
yonder wrote on Nov 27, 2018, 20:28:
robdot wrote on Nov 27, 2018, 20:06:
The personal weight limit needs some fix. Your always overweight,or your weapon is broken,or armor is broken, your hungry,your thirsty. Your encumbered. Your weapon is broken. Your armor is broken. Your hungry. Your thirsty. Your radiated. Your encumbered. Your weapon is broken. On and fucking on. This single aspect needs fixed before the game can be any fun at all.
My what?
And my what?
And my what?
And my what?
And my what?
And my what?
On and fucking on.
You're (HA!) allergy to basic English rules needs to be fixed before you're (HA!) whining can be addressed.

Begone...
 
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6. Re: Fallout 76 Update Plans Nov 27, 2018, 20:28 yonder
 
robdot wrote on Nov 27, 2018, 20:06:
The personal weight limit needs some fix. Your always overweight,or your weapon is broken,or armor is broken, your hungry,your thirsty. Your encumbered. Your weapon is broken. Your armor is broken. Your hungry. Your thirsty. Your radiated. Your encumbered. Your weapon is broken. On and fucking on. This single aspect needs fixed before the game can be any fun at all.
My what?
And my what?
And my what?
And my what?
And my what?
And my what?
On and fucking on.
You're (HA!) allergy to basic English rules needs to be fixed before you're (HA!) whining can be addressed.
 
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5. Re: Fallout 76 Update Plans Nov 27, 2018, 20:06 robdot
 
The personal weight limit needs some fix. Your always overweight,or your weapon is broken,or armor is broken, your hungry,your thirsty. Your encumbered. Your weapon is broken. Your armor is broken. Your hungry. Your thirsty. Your radiated. Your encumbered. Your weapon is broken. On and fucking on. This single aspect needs fixed before the game can be any fun at all.  
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4. Re: Fallout 76 Update Plans Nov 27, 2018, 19:51 Darks
 
Finally, some good patches are coming. The Stash and FOV and Bulldozer are Hugh.  
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3. Re: Fallout 76 Update Plans Nov 27, 2018, 19:28 Frijoles
 
The duration of movement speed reductions applied by these effects have also been decreased from 2 hours to 30 seconds.

Wow, that's quite a change. Having a movement reduction for two hours would be horrible.
 
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2. Re: Fallout 76 Update Plans Nov 27, 2018, 19:27 Dacron
 
One of the users added a "few" bug reports to that thread.

Really shows how little QC was done. He maxed out reddits 10k character limit posting bugs, and had to add another post listing more.
 
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1. Re: Fallout 76 Update Plans Nov 27, 2018, 18:21 Nimh
 
Good business decision to not sell this on Steam!  
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