Fallout 76 features monsters like the Mothman and Wendigo

Fallout 76 is just around the corner, and Bethesda keeps on revealing new details about the game. According to the company, "the world of Fallout 76 is steeped in mystery, from trying to discover what happened to everyone after the bombs dropped, or what's that figure lurking in the dark." In an effort to discuss the creatures in the game, the team released "The Tales from the West Virginia Hills" series on YouTube.

If you're into cryptozoology, you'll immediately think of monsters like "The Mothman" or the "Flatwoods Monster." However, there are many others you may be unaware of.

  • Wendigo

It has been said that money is the root of all evil. So, when greed knows no bounds and avarice goes unchecked, what other appetites might take hold?

  • Snallygaster

The carnival has come to the Tyler County Fairgrounds. Billy Harding and his dad wander past the games and rides as a sideshow Barker touts a frightful attraction.

  • Mothman

Not all creatures are of the land, some stalk the skies. One such boogeyman has been reported for generations by mystified West Virginians.

  • Grafton Monster

In the rural hills near Grafton, locals have reported a strange creature lurking in the woods.

  • Flatwoods Monster

On a fateful night, a young Pioneer Scout called Fred Fishe, having taken a tumble and fallen into a dark place saw this beast.

It'll be interesting to see how these monsters fit into Fallout 76. Maybe they're evolutions of what existed before the atomic bombs fell.

Fallout 76 is expected to launch on November 14, starting at $59.99. Even though Fallout 76 is entirely online, it isn't a massively multiplayer online game. At any given time you'll be playing with dozens of people, not thousands. It's similar to titles like Anthem and Destiny 2, and focuses on emergent gameplay.

If you don't like playing with other people, you can also experience the title on your own. However, it's much easier if you have help, especially when it comes to gathering resources and building complex structures. It's unclear how this single-player option works because, supposedly, "every other character you encounter is a real player."

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