Bethesda has banned multiple Fallout 76 players for cheating, hacking and modding. It seems that players can get their account back if they are prepared to write an essay. Some players have reported that they were banned for using graphics-altering software such as reshare, which is not used for cheating.
Bethesda customer support has asked banned players to write an essay which they will review and then they account might be unbanned. The support email reads as follows:
“If you would like to appeal this account closure, we would be willing to accept an essay on ‘Why the use of third-party cheat software is detrimental to an online game community,’ for our management team to review.”
A couple of players have reported that they have got the same email, so it will be interesting to see if any of these users actually do write an essay. Keeping in mind how they are taking to social media in order to prove that they were ‘wrongfully’ banned, however, it seems unlikely that these players are going to play ball.
I do not think that the devs have the time to read each and every essay but then again Bethesda does have a pretty massive community that would be more than happy to do something like this. The developer could as the community for help. It will be interesting to see what Bethesda has to say about the matter and what the company was thinking of trying to implement such a system.
We will keep you updated regarding the matter, so stay tuned for more information.
Let us know what you think about all this and whether or not you think there should be a proper solution to the problem.