On August 4th Bethesda released Update 21, which had a wide range of fixes and additions to Fallout 76. The update had a couple major highlights, such as the Fortifying ATLAS content that will give players the ability to help the Brotherhood of Steel to unlock events and receive awards. What many players are talking about though, is a change to C.A.M.P.s that has builders in a state of unrest.
Update 21 in Fallout 76 had a lot of fixes and a few new additions that players will certainly look forward to in the near future. Between the Fortifying ATLAS community event, another new public event on its way “A Colossal Problem”, and the Appalachia Meat Week seasonal event, you would imagine that a lot of FO76 players have a lot of good things to talk about.
However, on Reddit and the official forums, builders are anything but happy with the changes to C.A.M.P.s. Initially players believed that the unassuming fixes wouldn’t really cause many problems, but it was soon found out that these fixes restricted many of the ways they were building their bases. The response was so overwhelming that the Community Manager Valseek responded to the backlash. An excerpt of the forum post is below:
"We want to acknowledge that we hear your concerns about the fixes we released for C.A.M.P. building in Patch 21. So many of you are incredibly passionate about C.A.M.P.s in the community, and we absolutely love the creations you share with us and everyone else.
To give you more context, these fixes addressed issues that, while seemingly harmless on the surface, could and were being used by some individuals to take advantage of unintended exploits. Something we overlooked is how this would impact certain quirks in the C.A.M.P. building system. This is unfortunate, and it was not our intention to limit or remove parts of the C.A.M.P. system, but those issues needed to be fixed…
We hear your frustration on this, we’re talking through what we can do to make it better, and as soon as we have more concrete plans in place, you all will be the first to hear about them.”
This is clearly not the first time Fallout 76 has received such backlash, it seems like at times it’s very hard to find a feature that has been added or fixed that hasn’t seen some sort of consternation. Still, Fallout 76 has come a long way from it’s turbulent launch, with a recent release of their first season.