Bethesda has extended the Fallout 76 beta after an unfortunate bug last night deleted the entire 50GB game client from some users' PCs.
In a fantastically alarming tweet, Bethesda warned fans to "not click any buttons on the client for the time being", which made it sound like people's computers were about to explode.
Subsequent messages explained there was an issue causing PC owners to redownload the hefty beta game file, and that if you saw a progress bar you should allow the download to complete again. No one's ISP still caps their data usage, right?
This morning, Bethesda owned up to the problem - it was all its own vault! To make up for the issue, the publisher has extended Fallout 76's Thursday beta slot.
UK Folks,— Bethesda UK (@Bethesda_UK) October 31, 2018
1st Nov: 6pm ? 3am UK
3rd Nov: 9pm ? 1am UK
4th Nov ? 7pm ? 2am UK https://t.co/f1pU1SJNe5
As noted previously, Fallout 76's beta sessions involve some late nights here in Blighty, with play sessions mostly geared to American or UK trucker timezones.
Well, Bethesda did warn everyone Fallout 76 may have some spectacular issues. Guess what! Bethesda was right.