After publishing a list of user complaints about the
Fallout 1st subscription service for Fallout 76
has a response from Bethesda Softworks that addresses a few of these
A Bethesda Softworks representative said that an update to
private world settings will be coming soon, to allow players to control all
access to their private servers. The company also examined the Scrap Box and
private server recycling issues.
For Scrap Boxes, Bethesda said that “a small number of players with a large
quantity of scrap are experiencing a display issue causing their Scrap Box to
appear empty.” The studio thinks this is a user interface issue and that players
have not lost any scrap; they should still be able to access it when crafting
from workbenches, as usual. “We are actively working to address this issue, both
internally and using the data and characters folks from the community have
provided us,” Bethesda said.
Regarding recycled servers, Bethesda denied that players are getting used or
recycled worlds. “When a Fallout 1st member starts a Private World, a dedicated
world is launched on an [Amazon Web Services] server. Players who have seen
looted containers upon login may be experiencing the expected behavior upon log
out and log in. Loot is instanced for each player in containers. As Fallout 76
players know, if you loot a container on one server, and then log out and log
back in to another server, the container remains in a ‘looted’ state for a
period of time.”
And as to private worlds’ privacy, “we understand this is not what players
expected for their Private Worlds,” Bethesda said, meaning that anyone in a
friends list may join a private world without invitation. “We are looking to
provide an option in an upcoming patch that will allow Fallout 1st members to
restrict access to their servers more completely.”
Update, 11:40 p.m.: Bethesda Game Studios has continued to investigate the Scrap
Box issue and now acknowledges it is more than a menu display problem for a
small number of users.
“Our initial investigation indicated that this was a display issue, and that no
items had gone missing,” a Bethesda representative told Polygon. “However, we
have since found that a small number of players have in fact experienced a loss
of scrap items after placing them into the Scrap Box and then loading into a
“Resolving this issue is currently our top priority,” the representative said.
“We are also exploring ways to restore the missing items.” Developers are trying
to come up with a hotfix to resolve the issue ASAP.