Due to the significance of it, I’ve posted the link up top to the YouTube video from trusted community member JuiceHead (thank you Juice for covering this):
Below are initial reactions and added information.
So, instead of them sticking with an all-or-nothing stance and just sweeping everyone who used mods, Bethesda is now unbanning people. However, you have to write an essay (multi-paragraph, formatted, the works) as to why
Nexus Mods and other external third-party sites use of any third party applications or cheat software are awful and should be banned.
Which once signed will result in unbanning the user from Fallout 76. The extent of the evaluation of the essay or circumstances is not made clear, only that the essay will be reviewed by the “management team”. Which management team? I have no clue.
…I could not make this up if I tried.
EDIT 4: Clarified the issue in the paragraph above. the situation around said uses of Nexus Mods/non-application fixes discussed, however, are explained below.
EDIT: The quote from the e-mail is as follows.
This account has violated the code of conduct and terms of service by cheating. The account was detected to be running a third-party application, which provides an unfair in-game advantage, while logged into Fallout 76.
If you would like to appeal this account closure, we would be willing to accept an essay on ‘Why the use of third party cheat software is detrimental to an online game community’ for our management team to review.
EDIT 2: News sites such as DualShockers and Gadgets have also cited the reports of it being more than cheat software and applications; the latter of which has received reports that one of the detections was for the Widescreen Fix on Nexus Mods.
Along with this, they also acknowledge the criticism of letter-writing leading to a ban retraction.
More information can be found in the links below:
EDIT 3: Formatting.
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