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Fallout 76's beta reportedly isn't uninstalling for some players

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As promised, the Fallout 76 beta (opens in new tab) had its fair share of bugs, and while the beta has now ended, it hasn’t quite stopped causing problems. Some PC users are reporting that the Bethesda.net launcher won’t let them uninstall the game. It’s a bit clingy. 

One Reddit user showed how trying to remove Fallout 76 resulted in a pop-up on the launcher claiming that they did not have access to the game. Another thread suggests that this is an ongoing issue. A Reddit user cancelled their Amazon pre-order and then found themselves unable to uninstall the beta. Bethesda forum members have similar complaints

This isn't the first issue that seems to be connected to the Bethesda.net launcher, which the publisher opted to use instead of other platforms. One error forced some players to redownload the beta, and Bethesda extended the hours of the beta in response.

We've reached out to Bethesda for comment, and we'll update if they get back to us. 

Cheers, VG24/7.

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long or talking about his dog.