The bad news keeps coming to Bethesda Studios Fallout 76, as a Washington, DC law firm is discussing the idea of launching a class action lawsuit against the developer. At the heart of the potential filing are complaints that Bethesda engaged in deceptive practices to encourage better sales and increase revenue, all to the detriment of its customers.
Law firm Migliaccio & Rathod LLP led Reddit on Monday morning to announce that they were investigating the situation and wanted people to contact them specifically if they had bought the game and then tried and did not receive a refund . As of Monday night, the post received almost 2,000 comments, most people who were frustrated with Bethesda for launching what they feel to be a rather flawed product in Fallout 76.
In giving its reason for the suit, the company made clear that refusal to issue refunds was the main focus, but they also saw real problems with the state in which the game was launched. "While small bugs and crashes are expected with the launch of most new games, Fallout 76 released with a 56GB patch that proved to be just a starting point for the problems of the game, "says the post.
Of course, the law firm explored a veritable rage among the gaming community, just as Bethesda dealt with its newest title in what is now one of the longest series the company has in its portfolio. Not long after the Reddit post was released, Migliaccio & Rathod claimed they had received such a response that their site fell.
The reported response seems consistent with the level of anger in general among players who were eagerly awaiting another chapter Fall universe. Exploring a totally different time period as well as finally being able to explore the wasteland with other players was something that many fans seemed to be looking forward to. Of course, some of Bethesda's superiors admitted that they were more than a little nervous about adding a multiplayer look to a singleplayer series so far.
It turns out that Todd Howard and company had cause to worry. Reviews for Fallout 76 has been one of the worst for any game that this development team has set up. Sales were apparently bad enough that the price of the game was discounted by up to a third of the MSRP, just over a week after the first title hit stores. Even the attempt to camouflage the price drop as just another big Black Friday offering exploded on their faces.
People who bought it Fallout 76 for just $ 59.99 more, a few days ago they were already annoying enough to convince Bethesda to start distributing cash in the game as compensation. The company facing a full lawsuit is, at this time, just one more problem to be added to the stack.
Fallout 76 is available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.