Entries in Bethesda (18)

Sunday
Dec092018

‘Rage 2’ looks like it’s going to be a Bethesda Launcher exclusive on the PC

Looks like Bethesda is trying its luck again by skipping Steam once more to launch Rage 2 on its own. Instead of the Steam Logo or a generic PC logo on the game’s pre-order page, the Bethesda Launcher logo is there. While the game developer hasn’t announced any exclusivity plans, it’s safe to assume it’s going to be an exclusive, much like Fallout 76.

Fans who play on the PC might not be happy with this development because of recent events—which include everything from a security breach that leaked user information from the company’s support site to issues with Fallout 76. It makes sense that Bethesda would want to skip Steam, so they’d avoid giving the company 30 percent of its revenue. But whether users are willing to risk using Bethesda Launcher again is another story. Only time will tell. The game launches on May 14, 2019 for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: Game Rant 

Thursday
Dec062018

Bethesda support site for ‘Fallout 76’ leaks customer information

If you think things couldn’t get any worse for Bethesda, well, they just did. The latest issue has customers reporting that they’re getting access to other customers’ personal data when they submit support tickets through Bethesda’s support site. Earlier in the week, Bethesda told customers to file claims on the support site if they’d purchased the Power Armor edition of Fallout 76 and want their canvas bags replaced. What this prompted though, is that some customers got information they shouldn’t have access to, like addresses, emails, and some even partial credit card information. Bethesda resolved the issue after taking the site down for a bit. But there will expectedly be fallout (pun unintended) from this latest trouble and Bethesda has to pick up the pieces once again.

Source: Polygon

Tuesday
Dec042018

Bethesda will actually ship canvas bags for ‘Fallout 76’ Power Armor Edition buyers

Not as advertised, this was the bag Power Armor Edition buyers were getting

Buyers of the US $200 Power Armor Edition box for Fallout 76 were not happy when they received the bundle and found a rather cheaply-built nylon bag in place of what was promised to be a “West Tek Canvas Carrying Bag.” Last week, Bethesda tried to get back into the good graces of the players by giving them 500 atoms (in-game currency worth around US $5) to make up for it. But now it looks like they’re going to live up to their word. Bethesda announced on Twitter that it is “finalizing manufacturing plans for replacement canvas bags” and those who bought the Collector’s Edition should fill out a ticket by the end of January. The developer didn’t say when the bags will be shipping, but at the very least they’re living up to what was promised.

Source: Engadget

Monday
Nov262018

Bethesda reportedly rescinds its ‘Fallout 76’ PC refunds

Late last week, there were reports that Bethesda was offering refunds to PC players of Fallout 76 for those who cited problems like performance issues. But new developments suggest this might not be happening. A recent post from Reddit user ZPKane suggests there was a refund offered before but the company has since rescinded the offer. ZPKane first got an email from Bethesda when he voiced his displeasure about the game’s performance saying they couldn’t process the refund at the moment, but they will get back to him when they can. While waiting for the refund to push through, he got another email saying that the downloaded game isn’t eligible for a refund.

While doing research on the issue, Spiel Times found Bethesda’s refund policy which states, “If you want to download digital content within the 30-day cancelation period, you must agree to waive your cancelation rights.” So, for now this might be the reason why the refunds aren’t pushing through. Bethesda hasn’t released a comment on the matter just yet. 

Source: ComicBook