2020 is shaping up to be an excellent year for Bethesda, who seems to be moving on from the many Fallout 76 controversies to try and make good on some broken promises.
December proved to be a pretty dire time for Fallout 76 players, as a game bug allowed for some nefarious players to delve deep into the inventories of other players and steal anything they liked.
The numerous complaints from devastated theft victims didn’t fall on deaf ears though, as Bethesda has not only been able to reimburse any stolen items, but they’ve even gone on to treat those who had their inventories looted.
Interestingly, some players are reporting that not only have their gotten their stolen goods back – but they’ve actually got them back twice. Hey, don’t bite the hand that feeds you.
Bethesda has also gone on to throw some free in-game currency to those who lost items over Christmas, which truly is a good guy move.
Over on Reddit, one player has shared an in-depth account of their theft, and has definitely been compensated for their losses.
They write: “[I] can comfirm I received a 1:1 clone of my character. !No Atoms as of yet! CAMP/Scrapbox/Stash/Entire character geared.
“EVERYTHING has been doubled… Now I’m feeling the need to give back to this awesome community. If you are new to the game [PC] or needing some help, I think I’ll do a lottery of some kind to hook a handful of people up with a ton of scrap.”
Nice to see those reaping the benefits are willing to pay it forward!
Good job, Bethesda!
In other Bethesda news, it’s been confirmed that DOOM Eternal won’t feature any microtransactions.
DOOM Eternal’s creative director, Hugo Martin, shared the following: “[There’s] No store. Nothing u [sic] can unlock in eternal with XP has anything to do with player abilities or content that would impact your game in anyway. The only thing u can unlock with XP is COSMETICS,” writes Martin.
“These cosmetics have no impact on how u play, they just look cool. Eternal is a $60 game, not a free to play game or a mobile game – we are giving u a complete experience with no store just like you’d expect.”
New year, new Bethesda?
Featured Image Credit: Bethesda