Fallout 76’s glitched NPCs will steal your best weapon when you die, and you can’t get it back

Editor’s take: Let’s face it: Fallout 76 was by no means what it was hyped as much as be. From the early growth phases to the launch and all through the next fixes and updates, the sport has been misrepresented and has had one downside after one other. The most recent is a sport breaking glitch involving poorly executed NPC AI that can loot your physique once you die.

Bethesda launched its newest main replace to Fallout 76 final week referred to as “Wastelanders.” The growth provides human nonplayer characters (NPCs) to the sport, one thing that gamers have been clamoring for since launch. Nonetheless, the NPCs are turning out to be extra of a nuisance than a enjoyable addition for the long-troubled sport.

Gamers have been complaining to the Fallout 76 subreddit that the brand new nonplayer characters are stealing their most hard-fought gear when they’re killed. The brand new NPCs will accompany gamers on particular missions, and that’s the place the issues set in. Typically the AI bots will loot customers’ corpses when killed. After respawning, some have discovered their most prized weapons gone from their stock. Positive sufficient, one of many NPCs might be seen utilizing it.

“I used to be taking part in the Using Shotgun occasion, and I died,” stated one redditor reporting the bug to Bethesda. “I did not even have that gun outfitted after I died however one of many pleasant NPCs that include you stole my LMG with over 1300 rounds.”

One other person described the issue as a “game-breaking bug.” Sport-breaking certainly. That participant misplaced a Gatling gun — a weapon that may solely be crafted with a number of assets and solely after grinding your Gunsmith perk to stage 4.

What’s worse is there doesn’t appear to be any method to get your objects again. NPCs can’t die, they’re merely knocked unconscious for a short while, and there’s no method to loot or pickpocket them, as you possibly can see within the above video.

Bethesda has responded to the reviews saying that builders are presently “investigating” the bug, however had no different info on the time of this writing. Within the meantime, customers are advising different gamers to go away their greatest/rarest weapons in stoarage when doing the Using Shotgun and Radiation Rumble missions till the builders have a repair.