New utility items, called Fallout 76 Repair Kits, are set to be launched in the game from Bethesda Softworks very soon, but players are not happy about it. Players are accusing the company of breaking a promise it has previously made to not have pay-to-win elements in its Fallout 76 game.
The Fallout 76 Repair Kits is expected to be added to the game once the new patch has been released. Bethesda announced this new addition to the game, explaining that it has received a lot of requests from Fallout 76 players to add these new utility items to the game.
Repair Kits are new utility items that will help you spend more time looting and shooting, and less time toiling away at a workbench fixing your gear. We’ve received lots of requests for Repair Kits, and we’re excited to add them in the weeks following Patch 8.
The company goes on to explain that there will be two forms of Fallout 76 Repair Kits, Basic and Improved Repair Kits.
While the Improved Repair Kits are rewards for in-game grind, Basic Repair Kits are ticking players off, because these items are sold in the Atomic Shop. Basic Repair Kits can be purchased from the game’s store using the game’s virtual currency called Atoms, which can be earned in-game or can be bought with real money.
It’s for the ability to purchase the Fallout 76 Repair Kits through the Atomic Shop that’s causing players to accuse Bethesda of going back on its word to not have elements in the game where players are rewarded by paying money. As gear degrades in the game, having Repair Kits could give players an advantage when they can instantly repair their gear, especially in the game’s Survival mode. One Redditor explains that it’s not the Repair Kits per se, but more about Bethesda’s “broken promise”, which is causing the outcry from players.
It’s that pattern, and the broken promise, which is what people are angry about. Not the repair kits themselves, as a mechanic. So please, Bethesda, don’t mistake the outcry. Repair kits are fine. PAYING ATOM for repair kits is not-fine.
Players have been voicing their disagreement with the new Repair Kits. So much so, that the moderators for the Fallout 76 subreddit had to issue a flooding statement and procedure for the overwhelming amount of responses the subreddit has received due to these new updates to the game.
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