PC players looking to play some Fallout 76 during the Holiday break, you may want to hold off from using public servers, as Fallout 76 hackers have been reported as stealing other players’ hard-earned loot.
Fallout 76 Reddit moderator TonyQuark issued a post confirming a recently released inventory stealing hack and warning players to avoid playing on public matches, or at the very least, to store any vital gear, so they don’t get stolen.
As many of you might know, a recent hack has been developed for Fallout 76 on PC that gives hackers the ability to steal items out of your inventory. Your caps, scrip, access to various locations and stash box/scrap box items are safe. Your weapons and armor, and any other inventory items are not safe.
Since there is no way of knowing what player is using the hack, the only way to avoid it, is to not play on a public server. If you or friends of yours have a Fallout 1st subscription, you might want to stick to playing on a private server for a while. If you do play on a public server, it might be beneficial to store your best weapons and armor. (Or maybe switch to that lower level character you’ve got lined up and don’t really care about that much yet.)
A video published earlier today demonstrates just how easy this hack has made robbing other players.
Bethesda’s has since then issued an official statement saying that they are currently working towards a fix.
We are investigating reports of a PC-only exploit that could be abused by cheaters, which may have resulted in a few players losing items that their characters had equipped. We have been actively working toward a solution for this and have a fix that we are currently evaluating for release today.
While we’ve determined that only a small number of characters have been negatively affected, we are taking this very seriously and resolving this is currently our top priority.
We would like to apologize to those of you who were impacted by this exploit. We want to make this right, and we are currently looking into ways we may be able to compensate you. If you believe you have been affected, please let us know by submitting a ticket to our Customer Support team.
As mentioned above, this issue only affects PC, and we are currently planning to bring the PC version of the game offline today to release a fix. We will let you know as soon as we are ready to begin maintenance.
Thank you very much.
We sure hope this gets resolved quickly as it may spoil some Christmas fun some may have had planned this week. Let this post serve as a warning to any fellow dwellers who do plan on playing on PC. Of course, hacks are nothing new for the title, but it’s still a big bummer for anyone who is playing legit.