Bethesda’s Fallout 76…honestly, I don’t even know where to begin with Fallout 76. In its current state (and the state it was in when it launched last year), it’s not exactly the game we were promised many moons ago.
Bethesda has been pretty open about its plans to continue working hard on the game, plotting out a content road map and trying to incorporate the needs and wishes of its players. Hopefully the game will be able to pull a No Man’s Sky and rise from the ashes of nukes like some sort of radioactive phoenix.
But don’t expect a resurgence anytime soon, as players have been left pretty darn p*ssed at one of the game’s latest additions – a $7 fridge.
The new addition to the Atomic Shop a.k.a the game’s microtransaction mall sets you back 700 atoms, which works out at around $7 USD. Not the cheapest but not the most expensive item on offer, but when you consider that it’s now the ONLY way you can stop your food items going off…well, suddenly, it seems pretty darn pricey.
It’s a kick in the teeth for players who’ve trusted Bethesda, who once promised that the Atomic Shop wouldn’t sell any items that were anything other than cosmetic.
Now, you can earn the 700 atoms required for a fridge by playing the game and completing quests, but it’s not as simple as that for everyone.
As one Twitter user says: “I’ve done all my challenges and to do all weekly and daily ones is bullsh*t to buy something that should be free, atomic shop was promised cosmetics only.”
I’m not sure whether it makes it worse or better than the idea of the fridge seemingly didn’t originate from Bethesda, but instead from a member of the Fallout 76 community on Reddit.
It’s nice that Bethesda is listening to the players’ ideas, but surely this one should have been a bit more thought-out?
Bethesda has yet to comment on the fridge controversy, leaving players to sound off on social media.
What do you think about the new fridge in Fallout 76?
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