Last week we learned about another scandal in connection with Fallout 76. Players managed to get into the so-called development room in the game, thanks to which they gained practically unlimited access to production’s content. And it's not just about hard to get items, but also about elements that have not yet been added to the game. Game designers responded with numerous bans, but only now Bethesda Softworks has issued an official statement. Developers informed on Facebook that they will block all accounts and characters which are going to be detected in "closed areas".
The information is important as the previous wave of bans concerned only the people who reached the development room. Meanwhile, many of these "explorers" did not waste their time and quickly sent their trophies to separate accounts, from where they could be transferred to other players. Although Bethesda managed to change the location of this place over the weekend (it is still possible to get to the original location, but you cannot interact with the objects present there), nevertheless a lot of these illegal loot was traded. In addition, the announcement specifies that the blocks are only temporary, although it is not stated how long they will be active.
The discovery of entrance to the development room is another and definitely not the biggest affair that Bethesda had to face after the premiere of Fallout 76. The title made its debut on 14 November and for many it turned out to be a disappointment. The game was technically underdeveloped, and in other respects it left a lot to be desired. As a result, it did not gain the acclaim of, nor players. The latter was additionally irritated by the collector's edition, especially when it turned out that the so-called influencers received free gifts of much higher quality, which could confuse many buyers who watched the materials of these people. Then we had data leakage and gossip about lootboxes, which definitely did not improve the image of Bethesda in the eyes of players.