A law firm is planning a Class Action Lawsuit against Bethesda for Deceptive Trade Practices as they failed to fulfill refunds for Fallout 76.
Migliaccio & Rathod LLP, a Washington D.C based law firm, posted on their blog today that they’re currently busy working on a Deceptive Trade Practices Investigation against the Fallout developer.
Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Bethesda Game Studios for releasing a heavily-glitched game, Fallout 76, and refusing to issue refunds for PC purchasers of the game who found it to be unplayable because of its technical problems. 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. 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.
Several cases of Bethesda refusing to acknowledge refunds for Fallout 76 have been shared on social media in the past few days with the developer noting that these users are “ineligible” for refunds.
Many speculate Bethesda expected this to happen which is why they refused to release the game on Steam, where they would be forced to comply with Steam’s refund policies.
Fallout 76’s Metacritic currently sits in at 50, making it not just the lowest rated Fallout game ever made, but also one of lowest rated games of the year. A real shame for a series that was expected to challenge for the Game of the Year with each entry. You can check out our review of Fallout 76 here. The game is even being discounted everywhere, with several retailers slashing 50% off just about two weeks after the game’s release.
What do you think of the whole Fallout 76 fiasco? Did you apply for a refund? Did you get it? Let us know in the comments below.