- A Fallout 76 bug finder halted support for the game after Bethesda banned his gaming account.
- The incident is just one among many reported by frustrated community members.
- Growing tensions have led to a sort of civil a war between Fallout 76 players.
An aggrieved Fallout 76 player and bug investigator announced that he is shutting down Map76, a support platform for the game, after Bethesda closed one of his accounts.
Fallout 76 Player Claims He Was Banned for Sniffing Out Bugs
According to his statement, the publisher deactivated accounts that were used to find Fallout 76 exploits. Bethesda’s irresponsiveness compelled him to halt support for the game in retaliation.
Our accounts that we used to verify the exploit were promptly banned. We have been contacting support explaining that we are the ones who discovered and reported it, but have not gotten a response. This has been going on for weeks now.
Bethesda’s Flagship Title Suffers from Bugs and Communication Issues
The team at Bethesda has, in the past, been forced to apologize for failing to communicate well with its Fallout 76 community members and seemingly dragging its feet on addressing major issues.
The game has been plagued by a litany of UI problems since its release. Among them are stunning bugs that have, at times, severely threatened to impact the experience.
For example, an “immortality bug” rendered some players invincible. One gamer reached out to the publisher to have his character killed after he was unable to die.
Other problems had real-world consequences. In December, the Fallout platform experienced a major error that revealed customer details to other users. Some of the leaked info included credit card data and email addresses.