Who’s Still Playing This?
The bad luck (or maybe a better term would be bad management) continues for Fallout 76, as the most recent event titled “Fasnacht Parade” turned into another nightmare for the troubled online shooter. As fans dove into the update based off of a real Appalachian tradition akin to Mardi Gras, it wasn’t long before it was discovered that the event was broken.
Following the launch of the event, a user on Reddit posted a message commenting on the fact that a particular mission wasn’t spawning the enemies needed to acquire a critical item required to progress. Bethesda went on to comment on the post, confirming that things were broken:
“Shortly after we enabled Fasnacht Parade yesterday, we began receiving reports that critters were not spawning correctly during certain objectives, which would cause the event to fail. We’ve implemented a fix for this issue internally, and we are actively testing the event right now to ensure critters are spawning normally. Once we’ve verified Fasnacht is working correctly, we plan to re-enable it as soon as possible, and we are currently targeting 10:00 a.m. ET tomorrow, May 27.
Additionally, we know that this has caused frustration for many of you in the community, and we want to make it right. We’re going to extend Fasnacht until Tuesday, June 9, so that you have two weeks to take part and earn rewards. Additionally, we’re planning to add a bundle of items to the Atomic Shop that you will be able to claim for free, starting next Tuesday. We’ll have more details to share on the bundle’s contents later this week.”
TechRaptor did mention that the issue had been identified by private test server playtesters, but given that Bethesda was unable to reproduce the bug, the broken version of the event was released to the public.
The general consensus on Bethesda’s response to the issues at hand has been positive.