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Hidden Fallout 76 'dev room' reveals a human NPC, unreleased items, and more

By Polycount ยท 5 replies
Jan 11, 2019
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  1. Remember when Bethesda Game Director Todd Howard said Fallout 76 wouldn't have any human NPCs? Well, it appears that might not be true after all.

    As is the case with several open-world RPGs (especially Bethesda titles) Fallout 76 appears to have a hidden "dev room" that wasn't removed from the game before launch. As the name implies, these rooms are usually intended for developers to experiment with various items, NPCs, and objects without affecting the rest of the game.

    Typically, the rooms will have content that was cut from the main game, or content that is expected to arrive at a later date. In most cases, the areas can only be entered via console commands (making them PC-exclusive), but some Fallout 76 players have found a way around that restriction.

    Fallout 76's hidden room contains a wide variety of buildings, crafting tables, and what appears to be every item in the game; including a few unreleased ones. Most interestingly, players also discovered a human NPC named "Wooby" standing directly in the center of the area.

    One of the primary complaints players have with Fallout 76 is its lack of traditional, quest-giving human NPCs. Though Wooby could only exist as a practice dummy for devs to test weapons on, it's also possible that Bethesda is planning to introduce him -- or human NPCs in general -- into the game at a later date in response to player feedback.

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  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing - click on the rock below.. Posts: 4,067   +1,190

    Playpen - hoping NPC will do more than dribble snot on his shirt.
  3. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 4,001   +3,484

    Even if we assumed that they added NPCs and fixed many of the game's systems, that would not change the fact that the content that already exists in the game is below average. This game was done the day it released and no amount of patching will fix it.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2019
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  4. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,550   +1,767

    Christ, Bethesda cant even get the lack of NPCs in their game right without screwing it up. Does bethesda just employ a hundred monkeys eating bananas and a single underpaid modder who actually codes their games in addition to being the janitor?
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  5. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 4,001   +3,484

    No, the monkeys are on rent from the suave shampoo testing facility so they are more part time.
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  6. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,941   +1,490

    It's not all incompetence, I think they just don't care about the product cause they think fans will buy whatever garbage they put out and they are right to an extent. Only in rare situations there's a blacklash and now they are in full damage control mode.

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