Fallout 76 Players Have Already Found A Way To Cheat Nuke Codes

Bethesda’s online multiplayer game, Fallout 76, doesn’t seem to be getting the love it had anticipated, with lots of players and critics panning the game for being “lonely” and filled with bugs.

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One of the biggest parts of the game involves the nukes, but it seems even those are easy to cheat, with players already having found a way to get around the process of collecting codes.

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In case you didn’t know, Fallout 76 is littered with silos which contain nukes, and can only be used by collecting code fragments. These code fragments are pretty hard to come by as they’re only available when you’ve killed a Feral Ghoul Officer – which are randomly spawned across the map.

Once collected, they then need decoding by using various clues in the game.

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Getting enough nuke codes to unleash a nuke is a pretty big deal. Not for use as a weapon, the nukes will actually spawn difficult enemies and rare loot when used in specific areas in the map.

Before you go hunting for Feral Ghoul Officers to get your codes though, you might want to try one of the ways around it…

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Players have developed several programs [via Kotaku] to decipher codes automatically, including Waffle_cop on Reddit.

Waffle_cop created NukaCrypt, which takes incomplete nuclear codes collected by players, and works out the possible decryptions.

The website states: “Enter the known keyword letters below. If a letter is unknown put an underscore or a question mark.If only one or two key letters are known then running this may make your browser unresponsive.”

Although this is a much easier way to get your nukes, it’s not exactly the most fun.

Whether Bethesda can find a work-around for programs like NukaCrypt is unknown for now, but it’s definitely going to unbalance the game!

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