Law firm investigates Bethesda over Fallout 76 refund policyConsumers left with an “unplayable experience”, says Migliaccio & RathodHaydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterTuesday 27th November 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleBethesda Game StudiosBethesda Game Studios is under investigation by law firm Migliaccio & Rathod for its refund policy towards Fallout 76 consumers. According to the Washington DC-based firm, Bethesda is refusing to issue refunds to people who bought Fallout 76 and found it unplayable due to bugs and technical issues. Just four days ago, multiple users on Reddit claim they were able to get refunds out of Bethesda. However, since then the developer has reportedly stopped issuing refunds. While the Bethesda has been criticised in the past for releasing buggy games, Fallout 76 apparently goes beyond the pale, and was hammered by critics for being consistently broken. Migliaccio & Rathod paralegal Bruno Ortega-Toledo said: “While minor bugs and glitches are expected with the release of most new games, Fallout 76 launched with a 56gb patch that has proven to be but a starting point for the game’s problems.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “Gamers who have tried to receive a refund because of the game’s myriad glitches have been unable to do so since they downloaded the game, leaving them to deal with an unplayable experience until patches bring it back to a playable state.”While Migliaccio & Rathod is a firm with experience in class action lawsuits around consumer rights, no formal action has been taken against Bethesda. GamesIndustry.biz has contacted Bethesda for comment.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesIndiana Jones and the Raiders of the Blockbuster IP | PodcastLatest episode available to download now, in which we discuss the resurgence of licensed gamesBy GamesIndustry Staff 3 months agoSaved by Morrowind, striving for Starfield: Todd Howard and the story of BethesdaThe director of Elder Scrolls and Fallout discusses the past, present and future of both series in his Develop:Brighton keynoteBy James Batchelor 6 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
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