Bethesda's games are riddled with bugs and Fallout 76 is no exception. It even brought about bigger problems as it will not let you uninstall the beta files unless you purchase the game. It could be either a malicious practice or a mess up.
Odd I uninstalled the beta on one of my old computers without issue same with the PS4 beta.
Wait. Doesn’t the os uninstall the data for programs? Is the game blocking the os some how?
If the below which was omitted from this article but on the alternate source might explain the issue for now (maybe it needs authentication to the server which if true is still rubbish just to uninstall a game): There is still no feedback from the officials, but there are speculations that the reason why PC users can’t uninstall Fallout 76 is that the servers are still down after the Beta period. While it’s still not clear why this issue is happening, we recommend not to manually delete the data of the game until the issue has been addressed.
Bethesda does something similar, you can't uninstall their games unless you're logged into the Bethesda.net launcher.
Sounds like something EA would do on purpose.
Not surprised, Bethesda almost bricked my PS4 Pro just by playing Fallout Shelter on my PS4. google it "fallout shelter ps4 power off".
How do you get almost bricked out of a shut down issue?
I can imagine the constant database rebuilds weren't helping. So def not bricking the console but potentially causing data damage.
@Dark_Overlord Yeah and add the fact that I didn't know what was causing the sudden power off because it usually happens after switching to a different game after playing Fallout Shelter. (it doesn't happen when you are playing Fallout Shelter it happens after you switch to other games.) And not to mention UNTIL today they haven't fixed the issue when it has been present for several months now. lol @ bethesda.
Another day another fallout 76 drama. Revo should do it
just nuke it
Seems like you should be able to do it in a cmd prompt before windows loads..
From the video it clearly just looks like a bug/design flaw. I would guess it's trying to open an exe to uninstall but the launcher is denying ALL exe's from executing because they do not own the game which is just stupid. They could jusst uninstall Bethesda.net launcher and delete the files. It's a pretty ridiculous bug but hardly the end of the world and I know everyone wants a reason to shit on games they don't like these days but saying it "doesn't let players uninstall beta until they buy it" is just looking for things to be angry about for clicks and the author knows it. Not everyone has had this issue.
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