Players were left wandering a wasteland of confusion. What was going on? Was this a new storyline? Did Bethesda remember that the Fallout series was supposed to be about how nuclear weapons are a bad thing? And then it turned out that no, it was a bug caused by a bad piece of programming which broke when the real-life date changed from 2018 to 2019. Bethesda was soon on the case and launched (although not from a silo) a hotfix that took care of the issue. Or at least, it took care of it for now. It's hard to say for certain, considering that it only seems to manifest itself on New Year's Day. (On the upside, if it happens again, we can just rerun this article with the dates slightly changed.)
Adam Wears is on Twitter and Facebook, and has a newsletter dedicated to depressing history facts. It's not as heartbreakingly sad as it sounds, promise!
If you loved this article and want more content like this, consider a visit to our Contribution Page. Please and thank you.
Also, we'd love to know more about you and your interesting lives, dear readers. If you spend your days doing cool stuff, drop us a line at iDoCoolStuff at Cracked dot com, and maybe we can share your story with the entire internet.
Follow us on Facebook. If you like jokes and stuff.
Recommended For Your Pleasure
WARNING! You are about to ascend SPOILER MOUNTAIN!
Some forgotten celebrities refuse to take it lying down.
After more than 20 films, our brains understandably have glossed over certain moments.
- By JM McNab
- May 17, 2019
Coming up with an original idea for a movie is hard.
Your body is a freakish, disgusting, totally metal wonderland.
- By Kelly Stone
- May 10, 2019