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Writers track real W.Va. locations that appear in Fallout 76 map

A landscape featured in Fallout 76 includes architecture from an earlier era that still exists in West Virginia.
Information being updated. New locations added. Last update 11/15/2018 The new virtual map for the Fallout 76 video game is filled with real-world locations in...

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores Cranberry Bog

The Fallout 76 map of Cranberry Bog appears to be located in southeastern West Virginia.
Editor's Note: This is the second installation in John Barton's exploration of the Fallout 76 map of West Virginia. Here, he surveys Cranberry Bog....

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores Toxic Valley

Highlights from the Fallout 76 of Toxic Valley may reveal as much about West Virginia's Chemical Valley.
Editor's note: the third installment in John Barton's examination of a map of the soon-to-be-released Fallout 76 video game investigates the Toxic Valley region,...

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores The Savage Divide

Highlights from a Fallout 76 map of the Savage Divide pay homage to the Allegheny Mountain region.
Editor’s note: The fifth installment in John Barton’s examination of a map of the soon-to-be-released Fallout 76 video game investigates The Savage Divide region,...

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores The Ash Heap

Highlights from the Fallout 76 of the Ash Heap may reveal as much about West Virginia’s coal-mining history. Image courtesy Bethesda Softworks.
Editor’s note: the fourth installment in John Barton’s examination of a map of the soon-to-be-released Fallout 76 video game investigates The Ash Heap region,...

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores The Forest

The Fallout 76 map of The Forest includes many features borrowed from central and western West Virginia.
Editor’s note: The sixth installment in John Barton’s examination of a map of the soon-to-be-released Fallout 76 video game investigates The Forest, based principally...

"Fallout 76" driving record traffic to West Virginia Explorer

The megasloth from Fallout 76.
Fallout from the announced release of the "Fallout 76" West Virginia-based video game is driving record traffic to West Virginia Explorer, according to its...

Abandoned mine shaft lore in Fallout 76 a real-world concern

A gated mine opening along a rail trail near Ansted, West Virginia, attracts an interested hiker.
In Fallout 76, abandoned mine shaft story-lines play an important role, yet beyond the video game, abandoned coal mine openings in West Virginia pose...

Mothman Museum a highlight of Point Pleasant visit

The Silver Memorial Bridge spans the Ohio River at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Mason County.
The weather was turning cold in mid-November 1966 when stories of a strange creature began to scatter like autumn leaves across West Virginia. Men...

Fallout's "retro" imagery well suited to West Virginia, historian says

A desk featured in Fallout 76 includes a console reminiscent of the '70s and an early 20th-century fan.
Retro imagery featured in the Fallout video-game series is coincidentally well suited to West Virginia, says an architectural historian who expects the state's portrayal...

Fallout 76 video game was nearly set in Pa., not West...

Bear Rocks Pink Morning, Dolly Sods Wilderness Area
The new Fallout 76 video game — to be released by Bethesda Softworks on November 14, 2018 — might have been set in Pennsylvania...

The Grafton Monster: WVExplorer issues third Fallout 76 video

The headless Grafton Monster as rendered in Fallout 76 haunts the hills of northern West Virginia.
Do you believe in monsters? David Sibray hasn't come clean on whether he does but admits the legend of the Grafton Monster of northern...

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