Fans discover that in the latest update for Fallout 4, Bethesda has patched out the popular infinite bottle caps glitch, without declaring so in the patch notes.

With massive games like Fallout 4, bugs and glitches are to be expected. Luckily, Bethesda is usually quick to recognize these issues and patch them out of their games with frequent updates, with Fallout 4 receiving its first update across various platforms over the course of this past week. Unfortunately for those looking to take advantage of one of the game’s most popular exploits, however, this update has made that impossible without some added frustration.

After downloading the latest update for Fallout 4, players will discover that the infinite bottle caps glitch no longer works. In order to once again utilize the infinite bottle caps glitch, players will have to uninstall the game completely, reinstall it, and then opt not to download the update.

In any case, patching out the infinite bottle caps glitch is sure to upset some fans. There are those that feel that these kinds of exploits should remain in place, and that patches for games should focus on eliminating only the harmful glitches and bugs. After all, an exploit like the infinite bottle caps glitch could help someone playing the game on a system without console commands focus on just settlement building instead of being forced to explore the wasteland for resources, for example.


Something else that may irk fans of the game is that a fix for the infinite bottle caps glitch wasn’t even listed in the patch notes. Since Fallout 4 is a single player only game, some may have chosen to simply not download the update had they known that the infinite bottle caps glitch was being patched out. It’s odd that Bethesda would simply leave this information out of the patch notes, but perhaps it was done to keep people from doing just that.

While it’s sad to see the infinite bottle caps glitch go, it is unclear at this juncture if the patch fixes some of Fallout 4‘s other exploits, such as the one that allows players to obtain the Cryolator weapon at the beginning of the game. It also doesn’t seem to fix the Mosignor Plaza game-breaking bug, but expect that issue and more to be addressed soon in future updates for Fallout 4.

How do you feel about Bethesda patching the infinite bottle caps glitch out of Fallout 4? Do you think exploits like these should be ignored, or do you think all glitches and bugs should be fixed no matter what? Give us your thoughts on the matter in the comments below.

Fallout 4 is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: Tech Times