Fallout 76 came out two weeks ago and has, well, not had the best foot forward so far. From early price cuts to mixed reviews to problems with the game and it’s collectors edition, Fallout 76 has struggled to find its footing, even among those inclined to tolerate the issues that Bethesda games have had in the past.
I’m putting this thread together to give us a one-stop shop for discussion around the game going forward, rather than necessarily routing it through the discussion thread for Cameron’s column (which is great and included below).
Have you been digging into Fallout 76? What do you make of its arc of public opinion so far? Does its stuttered start speak to broader issues with this place and time or Bethesda’s handling of the Fallout franchise?
Waypoint Articles on Fallout 76
- Patrick Klepek, Bethesda Knew How to Satisfy Skeptical Fans at E3. BioWare Didn’t. (thread)
- Cameron Kunzelman, The Nukes of ‘Fallout 76’ Are Where Power Fantasies Hit a Breaking Point (thread)
(P.S. I am just waiting for this OP to be unearthed in two years when the game has been markedly improved, and for me to look like a fool. Let this be an archive!)