Fallout 76 is never too far from controversy, and it seems the game is in the spotlight again after players discovered a secret developer room hidden in the game.
The room features plans for every single item in the game – even ones which are yet to be released – and a load of top-tier weapons.
Creepily enough, the room is also home to one human NPC who’s doing a pretty poor job of guarding the developer’s most secret of secrets.
The original video of the discovered room has since been deleted, but you can check out a reuploaded version below.
So what exactly has been found?
Cranbog over on Reddit explains the phenomenon in a little more detail, explaining developer rooms are “useful for QA to test various weapons/armor/etc. without necessarily having to go find all those items in the game. In the single player games, they were also useful for people who make mods to test things.”
Cranbog adds: “This setup allows QA to use the same sorts of techniques that players would be able to do in order to test things, versus spawning in items or testing them with code or console commands. I would argue that it’s also preferable to using codes/console commands (not sure if they exist in 76, but I doubt it) because you don’t want players in a multiplayer game having access to those.
“I’m not sure why the dev room is able to be accessed by players in the multiplayer game, though I’m sure it wasn’t intentional.”
Over on Twitter people have branded the move as Bethesda taking the “lazy” option.
With recent confirmed reports of people accessing the developer room shows just how lazy Bethesda was with this game. (There’s even a real human NPC in it) it’s just the Dev room from Fallout 4 with another building and 76 items placed I’m it, Yet another asset flip.
— Shinsetsu Otaku (@ShinsetsuOtaku) January 13, 2019
#Bethesda You are in a sticky situation right now, my friend. All of this controversy of the Dark Rum, Developer Room, Leakage of personal info, High market prices, and etc. wouldn’t have happened have you decided to work on the game more instead of releasing it in early access.
— Half-eaten Snickers bar (@BorkapisBepis) January 14, 2019
It’s now being reported that Bethesda is actively banning players who manage to get into the room.
Players stumbled onto a developer room that has pretty much everything, including unreleased content, as well as a human NPC you can kill and loot. Bethesda is suspending those who enter, and if they don’t answer the support e-mail about how they got in, they’re banned for good.
— metal gear printer (@ColorPrinter_) January 13, 2019
Looks like another oopsie for Bethesda…