The launch of Fallout 76 was a catastrophe.
From unforgivable bugs and knowledge breaches, to collector’s version objects that had been the very definition of the phrases ‘false promoting’, the as soon as lauded sequence went from controversy to controversy after the launch of its first MMO. Fallout 76, based on most, was lifeless on arrival.
However 4 years later, a lot to everybody’s shock, vault dwellers are nonetheless rising. And never solely are they nonetheless actively and obsessively taking part in, however they’re doing a little extraordinarily bizarre issues, from black markets, Shakespeare troupes, and full-time courier companies, all the best way to roleplaying cannibals and lure camp serial killers. I wished to resolve why Fallout diehards are usually not solely nonetheless taking part in the as soon as ridiculed recreation, however why their 76 obsession is taking the MMO additional than was ever supposed. That is the Inside Story of the bizarre followers nonetheless taking part in Fallout 76.
Usually an IGN Inside Story is on the market as each a video documentary and as a written article. However, on this event, I really feel very strongly that the video documentary format is the easiest way to expertise this story. And in order that’s precisely what we’ve achieved: this Inside Story is video solely.
I might love so that you can try the total video, hear the Fallout neighborhood’s voices, and observe my journey into the wasteland. I met some fascinating individuals, and our adventures collectively simply can’t be achieved justice with written phrases alone. That being mentioned, when you’re nonetheless uncertain, right here’s a bit details about the bizarre followers of Fallout 76 I met who had been variety sufficient to indicate me a complete new aspect to the nuclear apocalypse. Hopefully these particulars entice you to test it out.
The Legacy Weapon Hunter
Matt Wills is a legacy weapon hunter and dealer. Undecided what a type of is? Within the video, Matt exhibits me a few of his spectacular (and very lethal) assortment of prized possessions, explains what legacy weapons are, how they got here to be, and the way the followers of Fallout 76 started a black market arms commerce policed by volunteers. It’s an underground world that launched me to our subsequent character…
The Wasteland Courier
Prissela solely performs Fallout 76 to behave as a courier for different gamers, making certain dangerous and high-stakes trades go easily. She’s certified, educated, and even has a Trustpilot-style ranking. Behind Prissela’s duties is an emotional story about how she bought into this “profession” due to unlucky occasions that occurred in the actual world, which you’ll study all about within the video documentary.
The Theater Director
Northern Harvest is the Director of a Shakespeare manufacturing group referred to as The Wasteland Theatre Firm. He shares his tales of the historical past and conception of the troupe, and kindly invitations me to audition for his or her upcoming manufacturing of Shakespeare’s basic comedy, a Midsummer Night time’s Dream.
The Cannibal Cultist
Darth Nick is a founding member of Fallout 76’s notorious cannibal clan, EATT (Institution of Appalachian Style Testers). Darth Nick introduces me to the world of roleplaying cannibals in Fallout 76, exhibits me round their hidden lairs, and invitations me to participate of their extremely odd initiation course of.
The Entice Camp Builder
Jeepin Jeeper is Darth Nick’s cannibal brother-in-arms, however he has a style for extra than simply digital flesh. His speciality is designing and constructing elaborate lure camps, home of horrors-like buildings designed to lure in unsuspecting gamers/victims for a one-way go to. I obtain an invitation to one in all his favourites and it doesn’t go properly for me…
The Fallout Podcaster
Kenneth Vigue is the founding father of CHAD: A Fallout 76 podcast, a long-running audio drama that chronicles the depressing (and humorous) lifetime of a wasteland survivor. However Kenneth isn’t only a podcaster; he’s additionally the creator of Fallout For Hope, a fan-created charity drive that helps out not solely fellow wastelanders in real-world want, but in addition a kids’s most cancers analysis charity, all via the car of Fallout 76.
That is only a small style of my Appalachian adventures. I hope it was sufficient to steer you to observe the total documentary. However when you’re nonetheless uncertain, why not try the trailer?
Dale Driver is IGN’s UK Video Lead and he’d wish to thank Matt Purslow, Katie Laurence, Will Batchelor, Danielle Jones and all of the wonderful Fallout 76 gamers who helped and contributed alongside the best way. Observe Dale on Twitter.