Just when you thought things were starting to settle down with Fallout 76, another incident has riled up the playerbase, and this time it’s all about a fridge and a scrap-collecting robot.
Fallout 76’s latest update dropped yesterday, and introduced a number of quality of life improvements along with some new maps. A glance at the Atomic Shop section, however, revealed several new utility items were also added – such as refrigerators, which can be placed at C.A.M.P.s to reduce the spoilage rate of stored food and drink by 50 per cent. There’s also a WALL-E wannabe in the form of the Collectron Station, a C.A.M.P. item that spawns a little scrap-collecting bot to search the nearby area for scrap and simple items.
What’s the big deal? You may recall an article back in April about Fallout 76’s repair kits, which allow players to pay to restore their items. Players accused Bethesda of breaking its “no pay-to-win” promise, pointing to several statements assuring players this would not happen. Such as this one from Pete Hines (senior vice president of global marketing and communications) when talking to the Metro about the Atomic Shop: