The Pitt Pulled From the Marketplace [Updated]

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Dan Webb

According to a Major Nelson tweet, Fallout 3's latest downloadable episode, The Pitt, has been pulled from the Xbox Live service so that Bethesda can fix the problems that so many of you commented on in this morning's release announcement post.

The folks over at Bethesda just posted the following on their blog;

"We are continuing to look into the issues people are experiencing with The Pitt for Xbox 360. As of now it looks like the file for the English version on Xbox Live was somehow corrupted. We are currently working with Microsoft to remove the existing file off of Live to prevent any further downloads. Our plan is to replace it with a new file as soon as possible. We hope to have another update for you shortly."

Sorry folks, but it looks like you'll have to wait a little longer to feed that Fallout 3 hunger. As soon as it's up, we'll let you know.

UPDATE: According to the Bethesda blog now, The Pitt should be available sometime tomorrow, so the wait wasn't too bad. The post states:

"Our team is doing some final checks late tonight and if everything looks okay, we are hopeful it will be back up and available tomorrow."

Fingers crossed folks. Thanks to Jay Mott for bringing this to my attention.

Comments
156
  • hhah i have it
  • i can play it right now
  • GOD DAM, good they are sorting thier mistake out, but its a professional company it should not have happened
  • best get refunded or the new file recognise that ive already paid for it
  • It was to good to be true
  • And it works for you?
  • Awesome, so what happens to those of us that bought it already? Will we be able to download the proper version for free?
  • I think it will be free to those who have downloaded it before tbh, and serves to right for buying the dlc straight away, i always await feedback to prevent myself being annoyed like this lol
  • Like Bleeding Star said I have paid for the thing but didnt get to download it yet so I hope it lets me download for free.
  • hopefully when the better version comes out those of us who bought it will just get it updated
  • I'm waiting till all three are out anyway so no harm for no foul.
  • If only Treyarch worked this fast :p But it's good to see they are sorting it out asap. It's just a shame I can't play it :(
  • Well thats just PANTS. Whatever happened to BETA TESTERS?
  • People relax, Bethesdas fixing it. Just wait and relax.
  • ~Can't believe people are worried that it won't pick up something that's already been purchased. It's all part of Microsofts framework.
  • @ #10; by the sounds of it the file was corrupted during the time they moved the files to XBL. @ #4; Try entering Downtown then tell us how it's going for you ;)
  • Wow, glad I didn't start DLing last night.
  • to *8 it does not serve us right for downloading it right away- thats like buying a retail game when it first comes out and it does not work- should not happen in the first place
  • #1: this is not Bethesda's fault, its Microsofts. it clearly got corrupted during the final stage of uploading. shit happens. -------------------------------------------------------- it works fine for pc users so that obviously means the content is fine. I've waited a month and half for this...i can wait a tiny a bit longer. as for compensation...the pitt working and my money not going to waste is compensation enough for me.
  • i downloaded this 2 mins before it got pulled and there are massive red and white !'s everywhere and you can walk through everything and go anywhere quite a big fuck up shame was lookin forward to hammering this 2nite oh well can w8 a bit longer 4 it.
  • I have a massive love for fallout and oblivion so am willing to forgive many faults in the games... but what the hell happened to testing games now? I am getting the feeling that first buy customers are becoming unpaid alpha testers with the fixes for bugs coming out after the game is released. Fallout is not the worst offender in this matter. Bully wont even play most of the time unless you have live so can get the patch.
  • First MCLA South Central, now this? Somethin' smells here.
  • yea its not that big of a deal to me, yea i was looking forward to it, but i still got RE5 and halo wars to play so i dont care
  • #8 how does it serve people right?? these people have just payed good money for what they thought would be a decent experience and you find it funny that they have been let down, well kudos to you for not buying stuff until its been reviewed, do you wait until people tell you its ok to cross the road?? im dissappointed at this and hope there is a refund or someting for it because i couldve got the new Gears maps instead. I think they should refund and give a discount for the third dlc.
  • You are correct, Raider.
  • I just wonder why it took so long before anyone noticed. You'd think someone at Beth would have XBL and said "Hey, this doesn't look right," and called up to have someone remove it. It was released last night but only got pulled in the last couple of hours?
  • I got the content this moring...so do i get a credit for the problem?
  • I hope this is back on for today!!
  • wow so much has happened in nine hours. I went to bed at 1 am dreaming of the content I was going to have in the mourning. I got up took a shower ate some breakfast , then checked xbl and was like wtf! so I came to this site and what do you know, the first news article is the pitt is pulled from xbl. Talk about a bummer!
  • Got 10 ingotts keeps freezing after...:'( stupid microsoft......
  • Ummm correct me if im wrong but if you gotta download it again when its fixed there should already be a tick beside it saying that you've paid for it? I know this happened to me ages ago with some DLC that got corrupted but when it got released again after being fixed i managed to download it for free as i'd already paid for it in the beginning?
  • They should say sorry and let you have it for free lol
  • WTF!!!....... been waiting ans waiting. Fucking gay. Out of all the DLC it had to be fallout. Would rather this happen to GOW2, since they need all the help thay can get fixing shit.
  • The DRM should allow you re-DL the corrected DLC.
  • First MCLA DLC mess up, now this. TBH, this is BS, we actually PAY for this?. PSN is looking more and more appealing everyday......
  • And to all the complainers -- trust me, everyone's shit stinks once in a while. Kudos to Bethesda for being on this with the quickness.
  • Say sorry probaly give it you for free lol keep dreaming m8 not gonna happen just like live will NEVER be free
  • At least they are aware of the problem and are working on getting a fix on it. I really want to dl this but I've heard of all of the problems that's associated with it.
  • mine works just fine iv only noticed one glitch
  • Because it's Fallout 3, pretty much the greatest game ever, I can wait and forgive.
  • "First MCLA DLC mess up, now this. TBH, this is BS, we actually PAY for this?. PSN is looking more and more appealing everyday......" How are you paying for this? It was delayed like a freakin' month. Now you're all pissy because you'll have to wait a few more hours? Jesus, go to PSN then. One less whining baby around here.
  • they should apologize by making it free once they get it fixed
  • Unfortunately nobody could have predicted this. I wasn't a problem with the programming but rather a corrupt download (as they said). If this is the case this should be fixed very quickly, depending on the help from Microsoft. If that was the problem then there is nothing that could be done as sometimes these thing just happen, rare as they may be.
  • And on top of this, my OA download will not work! It get's to 69(LOL)% and then dies! :'( They've stolen my money!
  • To all those concerned about getting a refund or downloading the fixed version for free. No you wont get a refund but since you paid for it you can delete and redownload a piece of DLC as many times as you want, thats how xbl works...just like the wii, you have paid for the content and therefore own it. When they put it back up you will be able to re-download it, have no fear micrsoft is here.
  • I really everyone throwing a fit right not at Bethesda for this. Wondering how they could release an unfinished game, or why they didn't test it or anything. You know, because a corruption during uploading, that is Bethesda's and Microsoft's fault. It's a computer file, they have been known to get corrupted on occasion. It's not because they coded the game wrong, it's just because it happened. But hey, maybe if htey complain enough at Bethesda, they'll get that free DLC they want so bad... sheesh.
  • that lasted long on the marketplace....
  • damn so i have to download this again?????????
  • Oh well, I was saving it for the games drought this summer.
  • @1 Wow. even professional companies do make mistakes you should know this how old are you? @36 Please don't let us stop you from going over to PSN, its not like they don't make mistakes to, its a part of life no one is perfect. I can't wait for this either but then I realize its a game and that a couple of (days or weeks) is really nothing. We should find out whos at fault b4 every1 blames the wrong people. Every one makes mistakes.
  • i got it this morning and it took forever to download, and it has locked up on me twice and there are some graphic glitches in the game. i just hope they fix it soon, i need something to play i am board.
  • Why is everyone bitchin and saying it should now be free, if they told you when it was announced that it would be released in July you wouldn't give a flying fuck, your just pissed cos you gotta wait a few extra hrs/days, WTF peeps go buy a playstation see how long it lasts it'll get some of the idiots off xbl in the process
  • Do you guys seriously think they're not going to refund it/give it to you for free? Come on.
  • Major Sadface here, its abit of a joke that they managed to mess up the file but what can you do. I'm sure its only a small error in the coding that shouldn't take that long to correct.
  • ha i still have it lol
  • Just curious, I paid for it via Xbox.com (currently at work) and set the download for when I turn the Xbox on when I get home, does this mean my download will not go through until it's put back up on MP or will I still download the glitched version? Any answers much appreciated!
  • hopefully its back up later today. it sucks we have to wait a little longer, but to the people saying it should be free now- are you ****ing serious?? its probably going to be a one day delay tops.
  • Just completely downloaded it before the pulled it of. Not going to try though before the new file is up.
  • microsoft tracks everything that you have purchased. go to xbox.com, click market place. hover your mouse over my account, select download history. their ya go a complete history of every thing you have ever purchased on live. a record a.k.a your digital receipt.
  • Yeah, if you had the first version, you couldn't even get past the first part of the first quest.
  • I was planning on downloading when I get home from school. This sucks!
  • Can someone please tell my why companies are incapable of: a) Releasing when they actually say they will and/or b) Releasing broken content that has a blatant bug within it that somehow "slipped" past testing?
  • oh well, stuff hapens.. not everyone os perfect.. its not like bethesda made the pitt, and never did a test run on it..
  • Oh well.... Back to Gears 2!! Woo!
  • Guess I will wait for the Brotherhood DLC now. Hopefully they can find some fuckin beta testers to work out the bugs first
  • @ #58 By releasing a broken product Bethesda, technically, has broken the law, false advertising. A free product as an apology would be a lot cheaper than a class action law suit.
  • @ #66 WE are the beta testers. We don't get paid either, we actually pay to be beta testers. This seems to be the new craze with EA, Ubisoft, and Activison... why should't Bethesda get on board?
  • Yeah, that was really fucking gay to have the whole thing freeze my xbox when i tried going through a damn door. They should be aware if a file is corrupted or not, i mean, have they heard of testing? I was really happy with bethesda until now. They better fix the dlc fast.
  • that's just fine because my xbox red ringed yesterday.
  • Even if the file got corrupt in the transfer from Bethesda to MS, you'd think they'd have zipped or rar'd it and did a CRC or MD5 check.
  • Dont worry guys, if you already paid you will get the fixed version free, bethesda already said it.
  • omfg, im tired of everything getting pulled...
  • Yay! I love this game: 61: It isn't a "broken" product. It got corrupted. As in, out of anyone's control. It's something that cannot be predicted and they had nothing to do with. You could sue them, and the court would laugh in your face. 63: It is not a blatant bug. You would have to be next to brain dead to not notice something like that if everyone in the world is experiencing it. It is a file corruption (Grr... broken record...). Out of their control. As for the other question, easy. They give out their hopeful deadline, but in the end, a bug or something appears that needs resolving. If they released it then, you would all complain and moan about it, and wonder why they didn't take more time (funny how annoying the average consumer is, huh?). Better to release somet
  • lucky for me i didn't download it yet
  • Bethesda should have pulled an Operation: Anchorage and delayed this content as well...a perfect plan tomorrow is always better than a good plan today...
  • Alright, so what about people who got it this morning and the spent 800 points. When it comes back out, will we get to hit Download again or did I just waste 10 bucks on something that wasn't MY fault. Such bullshit if I have to spend another 800 points
  • get a move on xbox live i got microsoft points in game to play the pitt! snarf snarf
  • #75 You'll be able to download the Pitt again for free. Once you pay for something on XBL, you can download it again and again for free. So no, you didn't waste 800 points.
  • @63 They are capable of "releasing broken content that has a blatant bug within it that somehow "slipped" past testing". I guess you didn't read what everyone is upset about. @76 Operation Alaska is the only DLC that was released on time. I wonder if the last DLC will be pushed back again.
  • Relax, you wont have to pay the 800 again. Its a small setback. I'll wait. Its not that big of a deal, really.
  • lol @71 shitty bro
  • Even the great ones make mistakes. It's easy for us to say it shouldn't have been released all glitchy, but it's not the first time it happened, and it certainly won't be the last. At least we know that because it's Bethesda, it'll still be worth the wait.
  • everyone is saying " where's the beta testers; why didn't this get tested before they put it up on the marketplace" they obviously aren't oblivious enough to do such a task without testing how it handles on the network. The file just got corrupted between the time when Bethesda had it and Microsoft had it... it is neither's fault, files get corrupted... it has happened countless times for me on my computer, just relax and it should be up fairly quickly.
  • this is happening to all the DLC now. what the beep is up. is it MS fault or the Game Developers?
  • So, I already bought the Pitt. I'm not going to have to buy it again in order to play the fixed version am I?
  • man that would be so cool if they were like hey everybody guess what, its all fixed! before the end of today
  • No achievements? WEAK!
  • To those who think they have to pay again to play the fixed version, don't be an idiot. Just re download it once the fixed version is up. Oh and #87, there are new achievements. ....... Strong?
  • I was just about to get this right after I downloaded TEN this morning...Oh well, I can wait till they fix it
  • Owned everyone Owned
  • aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh! i want it put it back!
  • I wonder if it will be fixed today.
  • D; Ive already paid for it
  • I actually got to play it, because i dled it at 7am this morning and just got on it awhile ago. Theres GIANT red exclamation points EVERYWHERE. And i tried to go into the Downtown area and it wouldnt let me, maybe because their fixing it.
  • Huh, I just think no one reads the comments anymore and just posts because they think they have breaking news...
  • Quit complaining, technology isnt perfect and never will be, there will be mess ups here and there. Just forgive and be patient, just because you cant play it right now dosent mean your life is over and you will never be able to play it.
  • Thank God I decided to play Halo Wars instead of Fallout tonight
  • Man, I had a terrible day at work, and I was looking forward to this tonight. Sigh.....oh well, what's a few more days?
  • I downloaded it before they took it down and better not have to pay for it again....
  • I stopped at 70% to go to school, and when I come back I hear this? It says its still downloading but it wont continue, what am I going to do???
  • does people read other post before posting????? OK LISTEN ALL YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR IT AGAIN WHEN IT WILL BE FIXED
  • Wow this is stupid, I woke up and bought it, then turned on Background Downloading and left for school. I can play it, but it's SO glitchy. Just entering the bridge, there are floating objects, Red diamonds with a ! on them, and really bad textures and pop-up. I'm glad they're fixing this.
  • So does that mean I have to delete my existing DLC, then re-download the new one? I have the DLC already, although it isn't the most reliable thing in the world. Currently my main save is stuck inside The Mill, as entering Downtown freezes my game. Oh well, hopefully they fix it up so that I can enjoy the DLC as it should be enjoyed.
  • @97 amen to that.The thing got corrupted during upload.That can and does happen occasionally.Bethesda have recalled it VERY quickly and will surely have it out and fixed pretty fast.Not many other companies would act quite so quickly,they'd just leave it in a mess.
  • it happend with oblivions dlc as well... come on Bethesda get it sorted. i've wasted money on this, i hope to get the fixed version for free
  • its been hit with the dlc plague thats going around *cough*midnight club*cough*
  • That really sucks. I can't wait anymore longer.
  • Wtf with all these pullbacks, srsly now.
  • Shit, I VERY nearly downloaded this, I was searching for it when I got home and it wasn't there I refreshed the marketplace and it popped up and I nearly bought it but went on Rock Band 2 with my girlfriend instead. Lucky escape I guess.
  • Geez most you all are just looking to point fingers at who's to blame. Files get corrupted for no good reason sometimes, period. I dol'd it 4am this morning and made my way to find out it was f'd also, but come on it's not the end of the world. They'll fix it and send it back out to us. Yeesh
  • @36 Ok you wont be missed with that kind of attitude. Still late I knew ps3 wasn't getting fallout3 content updates. lol
  • This sucks, we have to wait what? Another day or two? New Gears update keeps us busy anyway. And great job by Bethe, getting on this quickly. As for MS giving this for free or discounted...It'll be a cold day in hell before that happens, hah! They apologized, they're fixing it. It's all good.
  • i think they should knock off some cost point since something always comes up and us as loyal fans have waited and havent complained much.
  • 114: That's bull. You all have been complaining. IT IS NOT THEIR FAULT! It got corrupted. Everyone should just stop their whining. You act like you all deserve some compensation, when in the end, you just want a cheap way out.
  • I'd settle for a release tomorrow. If its back on the market tomorrow, all is forgiven. @115 We don't deserve compensation huh? Remind me how the economic system works again? We're going to wind up paying $90 - $100 for the game. If I recall correctly, the DLC is stuff they WANTED to put in the game, but didn't have the time. Now, I may be wrong, but I recall reading that in an interview. At the very least, I guarantee one of the packs was something they wanted to put in the original. IF thats the case, wouldn't it have been released with the game, costing a measly $60 in comparison?
  • Wow, If the version I downloaded at 6:50 AM this morning (PST) doesn't work, I hope Bethesda give me a refund.
  • I wasnt even aware today was the day it was to be released. so I can wait a little more. not gunna kill me or anyone else.
  • /cry
  • lol i don't think we deserve compensation, fair enough they've given us a broken add on, but its not like they are going to charge us twice or something. Just be patient, at least we know they are already working towards a fix. However if it takes longer then a week, then it obviously shouldn't have been released in the first place, and in that case, yes i'd agree that we'd be entitled to a refund.
  • Didnt they say it was a *CORRUPTED FILE* - how do you beta test a corrupted file? Let them pull it off, figure out what corrupted and fix it. I'm sure you guys will be able to 'redownload' it without any trouble like all DLC.
  • cant wait. started playing it at ~4am when it came out. and then had to go to work. hope that its fixed soon on account of no work tomorrow :D
  • Major Nelsons last report is: I just found out The Pitt is not going to be back on Marketplace until tomorrow. That's all I know right now.
  • I am sooo waitin to play this!!!!
  • in regards to that update. anyone know if they are going to try and throw it up at 4am? or just whenever its up its up? cant wait to play it again ^.^
  • YAY! not a long wait at all for them to fix this. luckly they got to this fast and made it their top priority. Bethesda=Godly
  • YAY! Does anyone else love the name Bethesda?
  • at least they managed to fix it before TOO many people downloaded it
  • @ 127: no I don't even know how to pronounce it properly.
  • @129 ba-thez-da
  • Any idea how they'll fix my ruined level 20 save. I don't mind waiting for the fixed DLC, but my whole save was corrupted, leaving me to start ALL OVER.
  • Thank god im stuck in the Mill, can't go to downtown or the game will freeze hopefully my file save isn't FUCT.
  • @102 Mine got stuck at 75% then I went to breakfast came home and it was at 100...
  • @130 ALWAYS have multiple saves. That's part of video games 101.
  • I downloaded it and I am stuck in The Mill after you have to collect the ingots as I can't get back into Downtown. If people who have already downloaded it, delete it, will it mess up their save file as they are saved in the middle of Pitt DLC content?
  • Ooo i was just gonna get ms points today after school and then i saw this... thank god it should be back today so i can dl it when i get home :)
  • @135 Im curious also because if so im screwed.... [IMG]http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k382/Comatose77/11AbFAIL.jpg[/IMG]
  • Can someone msg me how to get my gamer tag in that box...
  • Curious Question: Will first-time buyers actually get a refund? It always says there are no refunds for this item, but what if they made people pay another 800MSP for the patched version? Unless it's just gonna provide a patch for the old version and put the fixed version back onto the Marketplace. Who knows? If they sold it free I'd be IN THERE! ;)
  • i wish people would stop asking questions on here that have already been answered in the forums go to the fallout 3 forums and look at the "update for the pitt" threads
  • Why is there so much bitching if you're going to get the update for free if you already downloaded it, and it only took a matter of hours for them to fix it?
  • Downloaded it AFTER it was taken offline and it loads up still, though not much point trying to progress until the update is done. Does anyone know if we'll have to re-download or if it will auto-update? Those who've paid for it will get it for free i'm aware of that, i'd just rather not wait for the 500mb to d/l again :-S Saying that, at least we'll all have some Pitt fun over the next 24hrs, wooooo :-D Better late than never . . . !
  • Funny the french one over here in Canada is still up lol. No problems there I suppose. I wanted english because it takes me longer to read french so I have the screwed up copy on my hard drive lol. I still have to finish anchorage funnily enough. I haven't had motivation to do so since it bored the pants off of me. Maybe I'll start a new game and see just how broken the Pitt is.
  • Been looking on the Marketplace no Pitt yet
  • #144 I have also been looking for the past couple of hours and nothing still has popped up! too bad we can't get a email or something to tell us when it's live for us to download.
  • I just got word that The Pitt DLC is now uploading and should be available for download sometime this evening. When it is up, I'll let everyone know. In the meantime, if you downloaded the corrupted content, you'll want to delete it. From the Xbox 360 dashboard: Select My Xbox Select System Settings Select Memory Select Hard Drive Select Games Select Fallout 3 From there, you'll find your game saves and DLC content. Just delete The Pitt DLC file. When the new version of The Pitt becomes available, you'll be able to re-download it at no additional cost. I've received several questions about game saves. We highly recommend using game saves made prior to the DLC content being loaded to your game. Thanks for your patience, we hope you enjoy playing The Pitt.
  • @146 Just to backup comments, it's been announced on the Bethesda Twittter page, so touch wood we'll be charging round "The Pitt" as of tonight :-D
  • On the Xbox.com guys it has The Pitt up at 492MB, I am not sure if it is the wrong version or not but it's up there
  • Scratch that guys.... they just added French back on it
  • i see the pitt on market...is it rpaired or broken version?
  • Im sorry guys but again it looks like it's up! People at the Bethesda forum are DLing it http://www.bethsoft.com/bgsforums/index.php?showtopic=970713&st=120&gopid=14024911&#entry14024911 7th Page
  • @151 Go to the forum link that I posted... people that are DLing it are constantly updating us
  • Is the Download gonna be tonight???
  • @151 That'll be the fixed version (English)
  • Unfortunate......luckily I have enough other games on the go to not really get frustrated by this set-back.
  • i got it and downloaded it
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