Gamers are not taking it easy on Fallout 76 and Bethesda itself isn’t helping itself either. We know that Fallout 76 game engine is same as the Fallout 3 just upgraded but, turns out it also uses the game code from Skyrim and Fallout 4.
Fallout 76 is already being criticized for being a bad game that reuses assets from Fallout 4. But, it seems that Fallout 76 game code has been copied directly from Fallout 4 and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
This is according to a Twitter user, who also posted some pictures to back up his claim. As you can see in the images below, the Fallout 76 game code files are clearly titled Dragon. This indicates that Fallout 76 final boss, Scorchbeast Queen, uses the same animations of Dragons in Skyrim.
Not only that, when Fallout 76 boots it checks for the Fallout 4 disc, textures, save files, and more. Furthermore, it is clear from the images that aside from the same game engine and code, Fallout 76 also uses texture files from Skyrim.
It is clear that Bethesda not only reused its game engine for Fallout 76 but, also Fallout 4 and Skyrim game code. This is lazy development at its best. it is something that I didn’t expect from Bethesda.
Also, this is not the only blunder Bethesda has caused with Fallout 76. Interestingly, Bethesda has even managed to screw up its Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition.
According to users, who bought the Fallout 76 special edition, they didn’t exactly get what was advertised. According to consumers, Fallout 76 Canvas bag is made of nylon. What is more interesting is Bethesda is offering $5 worth of compensation for a $200 Fallout 76 Special Edition.
According to Bethesda’s refund policy, those who have downloaded the game aren’t eligible for a refund. Meaning if you have downloaded the game and haven’t played it for a minute, you are still ineligible for a refund.
If you want to download digital content within the 30-day cancelation period, you must agree to waive your cancelation rights.
It takes some serious nerves to pull something like that especially for a bad game like Fallout 76. It also makes sense why Bethesda moved away from Steam and released the PC version on Bethesda.net.
Steam refund policy states that players can return the game within 2 weeks following launch and having a playtime of fewer than 2 hours.
Possibly, Bethesda was aware in which state Fallout 76 will be released and that is why it skipped Steam as its distribution platform for the PC version.
Fallout 76 is an open-world multiplayer game developed by Bethesda. The game is available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.