Messy Launch, Poor Sales Causes Drop In Fallout 76 Price

Fallout 76 launch was a messy one with a slew of bugs, lifeless world and game mechanics that don’t really work. Suffice to say fans aren’t happy and Fallout 76 has already dropped its price just over a week after launch.

The Game Collection has dropped Fallout 76 price to £39.95 on both PS4 and Xbox One. Not only that, as noted by VG247 most retailers are offering Fallout 76 for £50.

This represents a significant discount in a short time considering Fallout 76 launched just a week ago. However, I doubt this price cut for Fallout 76 would be enough for gamers to pick it up.

Not only that, Fallout 76 is the lowest rated game in the entire franchise. Interestingly, Fallout 4 DLCs have higher-scores than Fallout 76.

Fallout 76 is currently at 49 on Metacritic. It is clear that critics didn’t like the game and they aren’t holding back on the criticism. Not only that, user reviews aren’t favorable to the game.

According to Critics, Bethesda’s attempt at its first-multiplayer experience is a “Failed Experiment”.

The reasons for the game being criticized are the outdated game engine, persistent bugs from previous titles, VAT system, and lifeless world and more.

Not only that, online infrastructure is shaky at best as there are server crashes and more. It is clear that Bethesda didn’t have the experience nor the competence to develop an online multiplayer game.

What is more interesting is that the unlocked frame rate was a built-in speed hack in Fallout 76. To avoid this, Bethesda had to lock the Fallout 76 FPS on 60.

The reason behind locking the FPS was to keep the player walking and running speed uniform. The game’s Physics was tied to frame rate.

But, with a recent patch, Bethesda fixed the issue and players can play the game with unlocked FPS. Furthermore, Bethesda achieved it by untying the game’s physics from the FPS.

Also, Fallout 76 is open to hacks. Bethesda has no checks on the servers for tampered files and mods. Players can make changes and the server will let it pass. Also, the network traffic is unencrypted.

However, there is a chance that Bethesda will fix these issue down the line. But, the fact remains that Fallout 76 is a bad game and the dev team really need to make drastic and positive changes.

Fallout 76 is a multiplayer title available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.