​Fallout 76 & West Virginia Tourist Office Come Together For Unique Partnership

Bethesda and the West Virginia Tourist Office have teamed up to promote this year's massive online RPG, Fallout 76, and the state where the game is set.

According to a post on the official website, "This landmark partnership is the first of its kind," and fans can expect to see "more exciting announcements" in the coming months.

In case this makes absolutely no sense what so ever: Fallout 76 is set in a post-apocalyptic West Virginia. It's map is called Appalachia - a reference to the US Appalachian region where West Virginia is located.

Credit: Bethesda
Credit: Bethesda

Now that we've got that cleared up, what exactly is the West Virginia Tourist Office getting out of this partnership? For a start, 76 pays tribute to a number of real world landmarks and folk lore, meaning some fans might want to experience it in real life.

"Players will come face to face with storied creatures pulled from West Virginia folklore, including the Mothman and Flatwoods Monster," the announcement reads.

"They'll explore wild and varied terrain, from Appalachia's lush forests and rolling mountains to oppressive swamps and post-nuclear ash heaps. All the while discovering hints and subtle nods to West Virginia's unique landscape, history and culture."

And to lure people into visiting even more, promotional events, exclusive tours (probably based around in-game locations) and special Vault Boy sightings will be organised by the West Virginia Tourist Office.

As said, details regarding what this unique match-up has to offer will be revealed in the next few months, but it will most likely be even sooner - seeing as the game launches next month.

Not before the official 76 BETA, however, which is on 23 October to anyone who pre-ordered the game. If you haven't done it by now, what the in the Mothman are you waiting for?

What do you think about this news? Are you impressed? Will you be playing the RPG? Is it not what you expected? Let us know.

Fallout 76 is set to release on 14 November for Xbox One, PS4, and PC

Featured Image Credit: WVTourism

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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