Like previous franchise games, Fallout 76 has based its world around a realistic framework. Wild West Virginia is focusing this time, as players walk through Appalachia, now turned into a waste area.
To make this fictional Wasteland look as real as possible, Bethesda made sure that it included many well-known parts of West Virginia. Here are just some of the real-life counterparts who are apart from Fallout 76.
Lake Summersville Lake
The Landview Lighthouse can look like another interesting location to look for debris, but natives of West Virginia know that this building is based on the Summersville Lighthouse.
In real life, you can find this lighthouse located right on Lake Summersville. If the visitors come at the right time, they can climb the 122 steps and get a 360 degree view of the Gauley Ridge National Recreation Area and the lake that lives in it.
As far as the game is concerned, the Landview Lighthouse hosts one of the most interesting Fallout 76 meetings, which can be found in The Way to Enlightenment. This event surrounds the figure called "The Mothman," a character who has inspired another location in the game.
Mothman has been part of West Virginia's folklore since the mid-90s and is the area equivalent to Big Foot. There was even a statue in her honor.
This statue can also be found in Fallout 76, along with a museum dedicated to the mystery. Bethesda took one step further, actually integrating The Mothman into the game.
As mentioned above, The Mothman can be found in the game by triggering the "Path to Enlightenment" search. This event can only be found at Landview Lighthouse at night, quoting a friendly version of this monster monster.
University of West Virginia
West Virginia hosts one of the most famous universities in the United States. So it just makes sense that WVU would appear in Fallout 76.
To be exact, only part of the college appears in the game, which is Woodburn Hall. Also known as the University Hall, this area is one of the oldest and most historic parts of the campus.
In Fallout 76, WVU and Woodburn Hall are located in Morgantown, one of the most important areas in the game. Bethesda renamed it to Vault-Tec Universtiy and put a Vault boy on the field, acting as a mascot of the fictional unit.
Prickett's fortress commemorates the life of the late 18th century on the Virginia border, the building helping to escape domestic attacks. As such, it is understandable that it would be in Fallout 76, even if players have to deal with ghouls instead of natives.
Although it can not be as vast as the State Park that the real Prickett Fort's home is in, the Appalachia version is just as exciting. It is found in the Apalachia region of the Toxic Valley, which houses lots of debris and resources, including several cooking stations.
This area has one of the hottest PvP quests in the game, called "The Battle That Has Never Been". In this search, players can choose part of the American Civil War to join, winning once the team has died.
The State Chapter
No recreation would be complete in the Fallout universe if Bethesda did not destroy the state capital building in the process.
Although it is not possible to show it, the Charleston Capitol building is one of the few intact survivors of the Great War. According to the wiki, the real destruction came on Christmas Day in 2082, following the floods caused by the destruction of the Summersville Dam.
There are not many notable elements that can be found in this recreation of the capital city of West Virginia. The only thing of real value you will find is the supervisor Charleston diary, another hollowness story required for the Fallout 76 story.
These are just some of Appalachia's attractions in Fallout 76. You can comment below about any remarkable landmark you've found on the entire Wasteland.