Bethesda has banned a swath of Fallout 76 players for using third-party software, including mods and cheating programs. If those players want to get their accounts back, they have a way to appeal the decision – as long as they are willing to write an essay in defense of their actions.
Reddit community, reported that numerous players received emails from Bethesda's customer support, explaining that they were banned for cheating. The developers had closed their accounts.
Some players argued that these were unprompted –
The most interesting part of this recent wave is the note at the very end of the email, as highlighted in JuiceHead's video.
"If you would like to appeal this account, we would be willing to accept an essay on 'The use of third-party cheat software is detrimental to an online game community,' for our management team to review, ”the support email reads.
their bans, but Bethesda has been known to be cheeky in the past. If go as receipts go, there are screenshots of identical support emails included in the video, which suggest that these users may not be around.
"In fact, we have three instances of this email across three different leads leads me to believe it's pretty legit," said JuiceHead, who privately spoke to users and Twitter users.
We've reached out Bethesda for further confirmation and will update accordingly. Meanwhile, the affected Fallout 76 players continue to argue that they were unfairly banned, pointing to the vagueness of this email as proof. Guess that means it's unlikely any of them will be completing this homework assignment.