Bethesda released its big January patch for Fallout 76 that came with a lot of balance changes and bug fixes. The only problem is that it also re-introduced a lot of old bugs that previous patches fixed. Now Bethesda has announced it is working to fix those same bugs again.
Yesterday Bethesda released Patch 5, a massive update that came with a patch note several pages long. And while the fixes were meant to continue Fallout 76's redemption back into the community's good graces, the patch also accidentally re-introduced bugs from earlier in the development cycle. It is the latest mishap to befall Fallout 76 since launch.
"We are aware that some issues were unintendionally introduced (and reintroduced) in Patch 5, including problems with Bulk Junk autoscrapping, Known Plan/Recipe tags in the UI, Bobby Pin weight reverting back to 0.10lb, and others," a Bethesda community manager wrote in the Fallout 76 subreddit. "The team is working to identify how this happened so we can prevent this from repeating in the future."
Bethesda says that it is working on fixes for Patch 5 including solutions to the Bobby Pin weight, Bulk Junk bug, and Plans and Recipes bug. The hotfix will be released as early as the end of this week or early next week at the latest.
Even Fallout 76's most devout players pushed back against Bethesda for the latest mistake. The r/FO76 subreddit has been bombarded with negative threads bemoaning the latest mishap to befall Bethesda's live-service Fallout game. And that's months after Fallout's rocky launch which included problems with the installer, personal info leak, and an item duplication glitch that flooded the in-game market with rare items.
Fallout 76 is Bethesda's live-service multiplayer game set in the Fallout universe. Taking place in post-apocalyptic West Virginia, Fallout 76 was meant to simulate the single-player Fallout experience but in a multiplayer experience. Unfortunately, a troubled launch and lack of content has dampened excitement for the title.