Bethesda Confirms Fallout 76 Bans For Accessing Developer Room
Last week, Fallout 76 players discovered that it was possible to access a developer room within the game, which let non-developers produce every item in the game and talk to an unused non-playable character in the room. At the time, it was rumored that Bethesda was banning players who got into the room and agreed to unban them if they explained how exactly they got in. Bethesda has now confirmed that they are banning players who have seen the hidden room.
In a statement posted on their Polish Facebook, with an official English translation given to Eurogamer, Bethesda explained that third-party software is required to access the developer's room and thus those players are getting banned.
"We are looking into accounts where players have obtained items by accessing areas of the game that are not intended for the public," Bethesda wrote. "These areas are only accessible to PC players that are using 3rd party applications to get into these areas... In an effort to ensure the integrity of these characters and accounts, these accounts are being temporarily disabled pending further investigation."
Basically, Bethesda has no idea how people got in, but they believe it to be an intention transgression using software not designed by them, and they're looking into how. The developer has since moved the location of the room, but ever-persistent players are still finding traces of it, presumably at risk of a temporary ban.
Fallout 76 is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.