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Bethesda appears to have thrown the towel in when it comes to convincing players to use its own game client and store.
Fallout 76 has just been updated with its first free content update, breathing some new life into a world that wasn’t brimful of it at launch. Wild Appalachia adds a big ol’ bunch of new features to the ailing online RPG, including new questlines, features, events, a brewery crafting system for some dodgy moonshine, and masks, lots of terrifying masks.
It may a shambling ghoul of a game at this point, but Bethesda has little choice but to keep working at Fallout 76 and try to make it come good. Bethesda recently announced a new PvP survival mode for Fallout 76 which got a section of the fan base raging. The developer has quickly reassured fans this isn’t the only new content coming to Fallout 76 in March, with plans in place for additional PvE end-game content.
UPDATE: Bethesda has shot down reports that Fallout 76 could potentially be going free-to-play, categorically stating "There is no truth to this rumor". 
Bethesda’s torrid time with Fallout 76 has, sadly for the publisher, continued into 2019. Fallout 76 players have discovered a hidden developer room within the game’s open-world and have begun rummaging through it to discover unreleased content and secret, potentially game-breaking weapons and items.
Okay, this is just getting awkward now. Bethesda’s list of Fallout 76 gaffes is now growing longer than Santa’s naughty or nice scroll. Fresh from Nylonbag-gate, Bethesda’s support website has now been granting total access to the support ticketing system for anyone that submits a ticket.
UPDATE: Bethesda has performed an about turn and announced it has finalised manufacturing plans for replacement canvas bags for anybody who purchase the $200 Power Armor Edition of Fallout 76.
UPDATE: It turns out Fallout 76's new 15GB patch (47GB on console!) isn't totally without merit. Bethesda's update uncaps the frame rate once again, allowing gamers to play above the 63fps frame rate lock.
Nvidia’s getting a bit too rapid with its graphics driver updates these days. In fact, we’d quite like them to slow down. It’s only been a few a matter of days since the GeForce 416.81 driver and now the GeForce 416.94 WHQL GPU driver is ready and waiting for GeForce owners to download.
The Fallout 76 servers have gone live a full day early, so if you've been waiting to play Bethesda's next open-world RPG, now's your chance. I've just finished giving it a couple of hours test run to find out how the performance in the launch version of Fallout 76 is.
AMD has ushered forth a new AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.11.1 graphics card driver just in time for Battlefield V’s early access and next week’s launch of both Hitman 2 and Fallout 76.