Bethesda Game Studios rolled out a massive patch Fallout 76 on Windows PC today – console players will get the update later this week – that tweaks progression, slides base building, adds new UI features and, of course, solves a lot of errors.
One of these errors fixes, but is seriously bumming out players who enjoyed what they thought was a generous search that benefited the entire server.
Here is the current patch note, from today's Fallout 76 update:
Feed the people: Fixed a problem where completion of the People Event Event Quest feed granted Canned Meat Stew to all players on the server, instead of only the quest participants.
"Feed the People" is a repeatable multi-stage event quest where players must collect ingredients and defend a variety of food processing machines from the attackers while their canned stew is being manufactured. Until today, part of the payout was that every 24-day server of Fallout 76 got some free grub every time this event was completed. Now, "Feed the People" is far less generous and that change does not fit well with the game's altruistic players, many of whom thought the quest was a good societal advantage.
"[I] did not realize that it was a mistake thought it was a fun community they added, "Reddit user jpeek said in a top comment on today's patch note post.
"What the hell ?! I thought it was a function," using ThisCocaineNinja responded. "It's called" Feed the people ", not" Feed three people. " "When I was close to the airport and the event was there I stopped what I did to help everyone on the server with the sweet 5% exp, on top of actually" feeding "players who might be starving. Damn, I wanted more multiplayer events. Never thought it could be a mistake, it felt like such a smart idea for an event. "
For a game drawn headlines for harmful player behavior, "Feed the People" represented a moment of sharing and goodwill for players who explored the West Virginia postal code. And some of them want Bethesda to regret this particular fix, even though a server overflow of magic cane pots does not give a lot of meaning.
"It's a pity it was actually a mistake and is resolved," said Reddit user Napciyunka. "We make this event every time it comes up with a friend, you know, Feed the People. Because it felt great to have the random Canned Meat pop when I was at a lower level, we did it to pass on the good habits and help other residents out there. Surely, telecommunications cans to other people are not immersion, but oh, being a good thing to make, made me feel better even knowing that some people could enjoy free + 5% xp food. "
Although the error correction may not be good for society, it has at least given closure to some Fallout 76 fans.
"Ohhhh," Reddit user FILTHY_WHITE_MALE said, "so that's why I'm continuing to get canned food out of nowhere."