Is Bethesda winning over fans in regards to Fallout 76? Or are they ticking them off again?
Bethesda has been fighting a battle in regards to Fallout 76. The game was supposed to be the next step in the Fallout franchise, but instead, it’s been a nightmare of bugs, false promises, and critical response from fans and reviewers in the gaming world. And now, it’s about to happen again. As Patch 8.5 is going to bring in Repair Kits, which can heal up items to their former glory without issue.
But, the problem fans have is that these are going to be in the Atomic Shop, which is the microtransaction store. Which means the item will only be available to those who are willing to pay for it, which gives a competitive advantage to those gamers.
However, Bethesda doesn’t see it that way, and they’re moving forward with it.
“First, thank you to everyone in the Fallout 76 community who took the time to share their feedback and concerns about adding a utility item like Repair Kits to the Atomic Shop,” Bethesda said. “Over the past couple weeks, we’ve examined all the feedback and today we want to share our thinking when it comes to these types of items and how they relate to the Atomic Shop. When we originally announced the Atomic Shop last year, we said that it will not provide anything that offers a competitive advantage. We remain committed to that statement and take it into account when we evaluate every new item that we bring to the Shop, both now and in the future.”
It’ll be interesting to see how far they go with this before they have to wind it back.