Bethesda Responds to Fallout 76 BETA Feedback Ahead of Final Release Next Week

Bethesda has posted a list of what they plan on changing in Fallout 76 for the final release.

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In a post on the official Fallout 76 subreddit today, Bethesda Game Studios addressed some of the Fallout 76 community’s biggest concerns regarding the current state of the game.

While the broad response to Bethesda’s post has been of appreciation, the answers provided have only scratched the surface of some of the many problems reported, and don’t offer very concrete solutions.

Here is the list of what Bethesda has promised will either be addressed “on or close to launch” and/or what they’re looking into remedying “post-launch”:

  • Ultra-Wide Support: We will support 21:9 post launch. Once available, or shortly before, we’ll be sure to post our patch notes that let you know when to expect it.

  • Larger Stash Size: We’ve seen this one come up a lot and understand the frustration. While the Stash size at 400 weight limit can get easier to deal with over time, we do plan on increasing it in the future.

  • Push-to-Talk: While we aim to create a consistent experience no matter what platform you’re on, we understand that some of you on PC would like the option for Push-to-Talk. Our goal with voice chat being on by default is to highlight that the world is alive with real people, other players like you. We like to start with encouraging player interaction and will look into adding this in the future.

  • FOV Slider: We haven’t supported FOV sliders in our previous games as it is known to break a lot of animations and causes a lot of clipping to occur onscreen. You do have the option to zoom out in third person on PC by holding View and moving the mousewheel, but we won’t be able to have it for first person view.

  • Exploits of Various Types: Many exploits we’ve seen reported have been known and will be addressed in a future update.

  • Issues with social menu and inviting friends/making teams/etc.: Those who were experiencing issues with the social components will find that many of these issues have been fixed. We will continue to fix issues as they arise as fast as we’re able to, so keep letting us know when you run into them.

  • Hunger not being sated: Some were saying their “Hunger bar” wouldn’t replenish no matter how much they ate or how cleared of diseases they were. This issue has been addressed and will be in a future update so no more hungry dwellers.

  • Loud Gunshot/Noises: The issue of players hearing sudden random gunshot/loud sounds around Appalachia will be addressed in a future update near launch.

This list addresses all of the Fallout 76 BETA problems we noted in our article on the subject, except for the issue of your display name being tied to your Gamertag/ account.

However, the solution for the push-to-talk dilemma seems to be “we like it that way” and Stash Box size doesn’t look like it will be unlimited. We’ll see what the final release brings next week.

You can find Bethesda’s post in the Fallout 76 subreddit here.

Fallout 76 is set to be released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on Nov. 14.

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