While Fallout 4 is already a commercial and financial success, players continue to experience odd gameplay moments when travelling the Commonwealth wasteland.
While Bethesda is known for creating games that feature huge content rich open worlds through their Fallout and Elder Scrolls franchises, players have come to expect a number of glitches or bugs upon release such as these visual glitches that were seen in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Even though Fallout 4 represents the latest and greatest from Bethesda, it too has a number of issues that fans have discovered or inadvertently run into.
Many of these bugs are harmless, such as the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. book duplication glitch, while others make for a good laugh when shared over social media. IGN Editorial Designer, KT Kasarda, recently posted a few quick videos of her experience in the Commonwealth wasteland, showing off a few moments where bugs managed to infiltrate her gameplay sessions. The first manages to strike during a shoot out with a group of Raiders, where upon entering V.A.T.S. the viewpoint from the gun sight swaps around until it appears the player is warped to a different area completely.
The second video shows her character talking to Piper, a companion players come across when visiting Diamond City. While normally a common thing to do in the game, Piper’s character model is laying down on the ground almost like she’s in an animation reserved for dead characters. The funniest part of the clip is the fact that her character continues to communicate with the player like normal and when she’s dismissed, her prone body begins to move along the ground before stopping again.
Thankfully, these odd moments do not appear to have damped Kasarda’s spirit as she mentions in another tweet that she’d like to continue these daily bug moments if at all possible.
Fallout 4 has been both a critical and commercial success for Bethesda, though as some players have found out, the experience isn’t for everyone. While containing an almost overwhelming amount of content and quests for players to tackle, the game doesn’t appear to be clicking with everyone, be it from the visuals, bugs and glitches, or from newer gamers who are not used to the lack of direction the game purposely hands players.
Bethesda is not resting on the game’s success however as the developer has moved quickly into bug squashing mode. A beta program for the PC version of Fallout 4 is available for players to join and the first of many patches has been released to members. After a period of testing with these beta users, the patch will then be made universally available for players on PC followed by console players after.
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Fallout 4 is now available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.