The chaotic launch of Fallout 76 continues to give Bethesda headaches. The press was irreconcilable to the analysis, the community seems to have turned its back on it, and Now there is a class action opportunity for a game malfunction.
One of the most popular in the industry says that in the open game Bethesda in the world there will be many mistakes (with varying degrees of seriousness), at least during the first month. Players already know and pay this price for the opportunity to dive into the huge detailed and dynamic worlds.
The Fallout 76 case was different. From the beta, the name was problematic, with errors that even brought to erase all the game files in its PC version. Even a 47 GB patch (larger than the game itself) released during the first week was able to offer a solution for all the bugs that fill the vast world of Appalachians.
Unlike other games Bethesda, fallout 76 does not have a rich universe, entertainment development, history atrapante and memorable characters you can control.
As expected, after they were faced with an experience that did not live up to what the company had promised, many PC players began to demand their money back. Although the store’s Terms and Conditions guarantee that once the game is completed, the customer will not be able to request a refund, multiple forum users ReddyThey do not claim to receive a refund.
However, this rule was put into effect before an apparent wave of requests, and users who tried to recover their money began to deviate. "Customers who downloaded the game cannot request a refund" That was the answer they received.
All these steps and turns came in all the opportunistic ears of a law firm that claims to investigate claims and consider a lawsuit against the company for deceptive business practice. Migliaccio & Rathod LLP explains in his statement Bethesda launched the "very problematic" game and now "refuses to offer compensation to computer PC buyers who find it unplayable due to its many technical problems."
“Although some problems are expected to be launched during most games, Fallout 76 was released with a 56 GB patch, which turned out to be just the beginning of the game’s problems,” the text says. "Players who requested a refund for many of the problems in the game were rejected for loading them, leaving them with a non-playable experience until the patches bring him back to the game state. ”
In addition to the opportunities that a law firm can turn these claims into a class action lawsuit (which is not enough), Fallout 76 attracted the attention of a law firm is a sign of the storm Bethesda is in.
“Customers who downloaded the game cannot request a refund,” the company told players.
Low sales of the game forced the company to lower the price. The original sixty dollars have been forgotten. The name can be obtained in virtual stores for $ 35 for Black Friday offers, but the official store has already been reduced to forty dollars forever.
The forty percent discount less than two weeks after launch did not match the users who paid the full price, so Bethesda also launched an irregular compensation campaign.
According to Isaac Goldbaum, a user of the Reddit forum, 500 Atoms were added to his account after contacting the company with “anger”. Atoms are one of the currencies of the game. They can be used to acquire aesthetic modifications, and they will purchase missions in the game or with real money in the amount of one hundred dollars.
Compensation for the equivalent of five dollars, when the price difference is 25, does not seem too fair, especially if it does not apply to all users. Other players followed the lead of IzaakGoldbaum, but did not have the same luck, so it seems that the company has not yet defined a plan for the future.
Presently fallout 76 is a real problem. The worst game in the history of Bethesda (after the disastrous Rogue Warrior), the players started a negative campaign in the networks, and the servers are becoming increasingly empty.
In this scenario, there seem to be two possible outcomes: Bethesda magically arranges the game and falls in love with the community again, or Fallout 76 becomes free with microtransactions, since during this time there are so many massive role-playing games. Place bets