Bethesda’s attempt to fix a Fallout 76 blunder leaks angry shoppers’ PID [Updated]

From Ars Technica

Fallout 76 special edition: helmet unboxing and details
Enlarge / The yellow “bulb” lights up with a tap of the right-side helmet button. That’s the only light-up element.

Sam Machkovech

Bethesda’s latest video game, Fallout 76, launched last month with its share of uneven reviews and responses (including our own), and chief among players’ complaints is that the always-online game is quite buggy.

But to borrow a term that Bethesda itself used to describe the game’s pre-release beta period, Fallout 76 is facing a new “spectacular issue,” albeit one that’s technically outside of the game client. Instead, the issue comes from the game’s equally troubled $200 Power Armor edition: buyers of the Power Armor edition who went to Bethesda’s site to resolve the issue were seeing their personally identifying data (PID) leaked to everybody else who was trying to resolve the issue.

This requires backing up for context. Fallout 76 could be pre-ordered in a pricey Power Armor set, complete with a wearable…

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