Yesterday, I booted up the game, and it froze and subsequently crashed before I even made it past the main menu.
Fallout 76 servers are down tonight for scheduled maintenance.
Bethesda's website has now caused problems for the developer, after customers claimed they could see other customers' personal data when requesting support through their online help system. On December 4, the studio did exactly that for this week's patch.
Bethesda is facing yet another public image stumble. One says to "please rest assure I have no desire to stalk you or mess with your Fallout 76 experience", though players remain understandably concerned that not everyone who got access to this info will be so nice. That can be hard, given how often the game crashes. Specifically, a Community Manager stated "Hi guys, we've resolved this issue" in a forum thread on the subject.
Bethesda said fewer than 123 tickets were submitted during that "exposure window", as the publisher called it.
In addition, the fact that numerous changes appeared to increase the amount of busy work in the game rather than reduce it, and were also accompanied by a litany of new bugs and glitches, made the patch that was supposed to feel like the beginning of a long road to redemption feel more like one step forward, one step back. Fervor only grew when it was revealed that Bethesda gave similar canvas bags to influencers as part of a preview event.
There are no official patch notes available for this update.