Bethesda recently banned a group of Fallout 76 players for life after allegedly engaging in a homophobic attack on other players, according to Eurogamer.
One of the victims, AJ, sent video of event to Twitter on November 15th. It shows that players shoot him while calling out homophobic comments about the game's proximity talk.
"We have come to eliminate all gays," they say. "Eliminate the queues. We must decontaminate AIDS."
The "Fallout 76s" anti-grief mechanic prevented his bullets from handling significant damage to the lower level avatars, and AJ told Eurogamer that he hoped they would just be bored and left [1
Finally, they managed to kill the player's characters and they respawned on another server.
AJ said he wrote the video to Twitter because "Fallout 76" does not have the ability to report other players. Bethesda reacted with a link to his website-based player reporting feature, but AJ and his friends had problems with it. It requested video of the event, but did not accept video files. The page would not even load for AJ, he said. "It seems very difficult to report players," he said.
One of the players is a secondary education called NathanTheHicc. He reportedly reported his own video of the YouTube event entitled "Cleansing of the queers" (it seems to be gone now), but told Eurogamer that he does not hate gay people.
"It was just a late night to have fun and after the first meeting (seen on my channel) we felt it would be fun to offend them on one or Otherwise, you can call evil, but I think it's just playful immaturity, he said.
"I'm not sorry for the incident. I will not apologize for the opportunity. I plan not to do anything like this in the future, but to be fair, I did not plan the first event, I just found them and decided to review it.
A Bethesda spokesman told Eurogamer that it gave NathanTheHicc and his friends a three-day ban while the customer support team examined the incident. After it was reviewed, it decided to permanently ban the players who committed the homophobic attack.
"We will not tolerate this kind of behavior by any of our players or against any of our players," said it. "We will continue to investigate alleged breach or abuse – together with Microsoft and Sony – and take action when necessary."