Fallout 76 Player Has God Mode And Bethesda Won't Remove It

Ford James,

November 22, 2018 9:21 AM

One Fallout 76 player somehow received godmode and despite his attempts to remove it, Bethesda hasn't taken notice.

If you haven’t played any Fallout game before, the concept is simple. You have to survive the hostile environment and mutated enemies, completing quests and finding new locations. Fallout 76 adds in multiplayer, so there’s other players all doing the same things as you across Appalachia (the name of the Fallout 76 map). Some enemies are seriously high leveled and you’ll struggle to kill them… unless you’re Redditor Brogadyn.

“So this is sort of a frustrated post at this point,” he begins. Strap yourselves in. “My character currently is unkillable, and I mean... really unkillable. She can even eat a nuke blast to the face and be fine. There is literally zero ways that she can die even if I wanted her to (which I very much do at this point). It was a bug that suddenly appeared, but I feel I would be able to reproduce the state again given the circumstances it happened.”

Brogadyn could take on a hundred Grafton Monsters at once with their current powers.

Brogadyn didn’t disclose the exact scenario that caused their character to become invincible, likely to prevent other players from abusing the exploit. They did explain that they sent in a support ticket to Bethesda last Friday though, and they didn’t receive a reply till yesterday, November 21.

Disappointingly but not unexpectedly, Bethesda’s response was cookie cutter. It went into detail about how the player can check their status on the Pip-Boy, followed by other “basic information” that Brogadyn says “feels like a huge kick in the teeth at this point.” Brogadyn goes on to explain that their enjoyment with Fallout 76 is being severely hindered because the threat of dying isn’t there. They can’t engage in PvP because it would ruin the game for other players, they say their character is almost level 100 and they’ve hit the cap limit.

“I'm really frustrated and I have no idea what i'm supposed to do,” Brogadyn closes out the Reddit post with. “It seems that they can't even slay my character for me, or at least didn't mention that even though that's practically what was I begging for in the ticket - but i'm unsure if it was a person replying, or simply some automated answer. I'm just writing this because i'm frustrated, and I really have no clue on how to fix the issue to allow myself to progress again both gear wise, and story wise. Some of the given mutations right now are twisted muscles / talons - so my actual spec of rifles is somewhat nerfed when I cannot cure these ever so i've just been running around melee smacking things without any melee perks since Friday, which isn't necessarily fun anymore.”

In the long list of bugs and exploits found in Fallout 76 since the game launched last week, this one is undoubtedly one of the most severe. In the comments, people suggested engaging in PvP in order to kick up enough of a fuss that Bethesda has to take notice. Brogadyn hasn’t replied further though, so for now, their character is stuck as an unkillable god. In other Fallout 76 news, check out the patch notes from earlier this week.

All images courtesy of Bethesda.



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