Fallout 76 Developers Request Essay From Banned Players To Restore Accounts

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Bethesda Studios, the developers of the popular Fallout game series, recently banned a swath of players for allegedly cheating. The “cheaters” had no warning from the company that their accounts would be closed.

However, the developers send the affected parties an email about how to appeal the closure. Those affected would have to write a paper on “Why the use of third-party cheat software is detrimental to an online game community?”

The Fallout 76 community responded to the bans on both YouTube and Reddit with many unsure what software led to their ban. Some player reports suggest Nexus Mod Manager and Cheat Engine were possible causes.

Mod software is used for an array of reasons like duplicating money or rare items or making players un-killable. Some banned players said the mods were used to address the game’s issues and/or graphics as well as any changes that didn’t affect other gamers or the gameplay itself.

Since the email made no mention of what cheat software had been used, some Fallout subreddit players feel the essay request is audacious and disrespectful with the assumption that every mod is bad.

Fallout 76 was released in November and has had a number of problems such as glitches in the game and hollow gameplay. Players, at one time, considered a class-action lawsuit against the developer for refusing to give refunds on the game and not giving the canvas duffle bag it promised for those who purchase the game’s deluxe version. The developer accidentally exposed players’ personal information stored on the customer-service portal.

When YouTube user did submit an essay to Bethesda and said their account was restored. They said the ban wasn’t an in-game ban but a ban from the forums on Bethesda.net. They wrote the essay is real, and if people really want to be unbanned, this is the way to do it.

Although Fallout 4 and Skyrim were known for their modding community, these games are single-player (not online multiplayer). Thus, allowing game-altering mods could lead to an unbalanced playing field.

While Bethesda is trying to stop people from cheating – to ensure the game is fair for everybody – it may be running the fun avid Fallout players have for the game.

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