Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

Fallout 76 vaults its way into West Virginia's official state tourism campaign

Fallout 76 vaults its way into West Virginia's official state tourism campaign

In addition to the Mothman (whose first and only sighting came at Point Pleasant in 1966), it's the place to go if you want to know the true West Virginia backstory of that over-leveled, headless Grafton Monster, Mega Sloth, or Flatwoods Monster that just sent you packing.

Ahead of the full game's release date in November, Bethesda will host a Fallout 76 beta later this month.

Fallout 76 will include all manner of notable landmarks found in West Virginia. Like DC before it West Virginia is fairly close for the Bethesda (Maryland) team, so it stands to reason that they'd be able to save quite a budget on location scouting and might have a more intimate relationship with the land.

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Although West Virginia is basically destroyed in the game, there are a plenty of in-game references to the state. Given the massive monetary success of Fallout 4, it makes sense that the state tourism board see an opportunity to boost tourism to the state.

With the release of Bethesda Game Studios' latest installment in its post-apocalyptic "Fallout" video game series coming up next November, West Virginia is embracing the game's setting in the Mountain State.

West Virginia's own governor, Jim Justice, even commented on this partnership and gave the following quote. "And now, we get to share a piece of that with people all over the world through the unique lens of this video game". Of course, there's also a great look at how the multiplayer interface works, what the Perks system has been updated to, and how the combat works with the changes to the VATS system.

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