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Want to appeal your Fallout 76 ban? You'll have to write an essay, says Bethesda

By midian182 · 7 replies
Dec 27, 2018
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  1. YouTube channel JuiceHead noted that a number of Fallout 76 players had received bans for using third-party apps. It’s theorized that not all of these are designed for cheating; Reshade, for example, is used to improve the game’s visuals by making lighting edits, and users who have CheatEngine installed on their PC—even if it's not used it in Fallout 76—are also reportedly being banned.

    Banning players over the use of innocent mods isn’t a new phenomenon, but in the emails sent to users, Bethesda has offered them an unusual way to appeal: “an essay on ‘why the use of third-party cheat software is detrimental to an online game community,’ for our management team to review.”

    While this response sounds hard to believe, JuiceHead shows screenshots of identical support emails in the video. He also spoke to affected Reddit and Twitter users to confirm the messages’ legitimacy.

    Back when Destiny 2 arrived on the PC in late 2017, Bungie was accused of banning players over the use of innocent third-party apps such as MSI Afterburner. The company denied this, adding that while it did mistakenly ban 400 people, they weren’t related to third-party overlays. It didn’t request essays from affected users, either.

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    Last edited: Dec 27, 2018
  2. Wessell Urdata

    Wessell Urdata TS Booster Posts: 46   +66

    Now Bethesda is LITERALLY treating their customers as 3rd graders.
     
    Clamyboy74, Bats Dude, MaXtor and 2 others like this.
  3. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,523   +1,733

    I'll simply continue to not purchase the game instead.
     
    mgwerner, Clamyboy74 and MaXtor like this.
  4. XtremeHammond

    XtremeHammond TS Enthusiast Posts: 58   +42

    Maybe they should write an essay on “Why you shouldn’t release unfinished software” first? :)
     
  5. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,246   +3,661

    I made it easier. I banned them from my machine ...... works great, saves money and avoidable frustration ....
     
    mgwerner likes this.
  6. ckm88

    ckm88 TS Booster Posts: 115   +85

    Reshade practically made Skyrim (apart from the modders who truly made the game). Bethesda...you are pissing a lotta people off. I'll definitely be NOT playing this.
     
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,778   +3,906

    How about if we just do it the old fashioned way, and write it one hundred times....

    1: the use of third-party cheat software is detrimental to an online game community,’
    2: the use of third-party cheat software is detrimental to an online game community,’
    3: the use of third-party cheat software is detrimental to an online game community,’
    4: the use of third-party cheat software is detrimental to an online game community,
    5: the use of third-party cheat software is detrimental to an online game community,’
    ;
    ;
    ;
    You get the idea.......

    99::the use of third-party cheat software is detrimental to an online game community,’
    100: the use of third-party cheat software is detrimental to an online game community,’
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,778   +3,906

    NO, Ctrl+C then Ctrl+V,Then Return, Then,Ctrl+V, Then Return, Then, Ctrl+V, Then Return, Then,Ctrl+V, Then Return, Then,Ctrl+V,Then Return, Etc.

    Plus, the numbers and colon have to be typed in before each "then Return, then,Ctrl+V".

    Let's not try to make it too easy for these scalawags. :D
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2018
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