Fallout 76 Speed Hack Discovered

Fallout 76 Speed Hack Discovered

Gotta go fast.

Fallout 76 players seem to have discovered an unfortunate relationship between the framerate and a character's speed, leaving open a vulnerability that could create some serious problems in a multiplayer game.

On PC Fallout 76 ships without customization options for framerate and that's because framerate is tied to character speed which absolutely gives players an advantage in multiplayer games. However, players discovered that by changing a few lines in Fallout 76's .ini file can unlock speed hacks. Several videos have been posted online seemingly showing off the speed hacks in Fallout 76.

Similar hacks were discovered in Skyrim and Fallout 4, which makes sense since both Fallout games share an engine. However these weren't problems when the games were just single-player. Because Fallout 76 is a multiplayer game, things like boosted speed absolutely contribute to an advantage in online play whether it's in PvP, PvE, or resource gathering. Luckily it looks like there's going to be a fix.

Bethesda told Polygon that it is "aware of the issue" and that a fix will come when the game launches. But until then it looks like the beta might be open game for a little speed boost.

Fallout 76 is coming out on November 14 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. There's been some problems with the PC beta yesterday but hopefully everything will be smoothed out by launch. You can read our Fallout 76 guide here.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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