There’s a Fallout 76 glitch that turns a power-armor using player into a terrifying diaper-wearing Slenderman.
Well, terrifying or hilarious, depending on your love of Slenderman. And diapers.
Fallout 76 is a bug-filled mess. We’ve sort of come to expect Bethesda games to release with certain issues, but we would’ve thought a game built on the same engine as Fallout 4 would at least have gotten some of the kinks out. Apparently turning Fallout 4 into a multiplayer game introduced so many new bugs that players are still finding them, with some being game-breaking and others being just visual hiccups.
One such bug happens to fall into both camps, depending on the player. It involves getting into a shiny new set of power armor and then finding that armor to have disappeared, leaving you standing there in a horrifically warped body wearing nothing but your underpants.
So last night while playing Fallout 76, my son's character had the creepiest glitch ever. His power armor molded with his body making what you see below. We were crying laughing as he walked around as the Tighty Whitey Horror. #Fallout76 pic.twitter.com/C483ysuaj1— Grand DM (@Grand_DM) November 21, 2018
It sort of looks like a character from Ark, only all the sliders that control your limb length have been set to maximum while the torso length has been set to minimum. It’s both funny and, well, kinda scary at the same time.
The issue seems to have something to do with how Fallout 76 renders the player’s model once they get inside the armor. All the player’s outer clothing is removed and then the model given freakish proportions to better fit the armor.
Why Bethesda did it this way is anyone’s guess.
For some players this is just a funny little glitch, but to others, it’s a game-breaking bug. Polygon reports that some players are completely immobilized in power armor, unable to do anything but look at their creepy naked bodies. Still others report the game entirely locking up, crashing, and then when the player reboots their armor is gone from their inventories.
I can't get out of the "power armor"! I've been stuck for about 2 hours now pic.twitter.com/5C214M3B1G— Adrian V (@CH0COLATE_CAKE) November 14, 2018
So far the glitch is still in the game despite being reported as early as the open beta test. Bethesda has got to be working on some pretty serious patches (which we already know from the 47GB patch that came shortly after release), but they’d better get this game fixed if they want a score over 50% on Metacritic.