You’ve come here to hear about the creatures of Fallout 76, and that tells us something about your priorities. You could have been reading about the new building tools, or the vaults, or PvP nukes, but something drew you to the weird folklore of West Virginia and we respect that. You want to know what it is that flaps its large wings in the fog above abandoned highways, or whose glowing, compound eyes are visible between the trees in the woods.
We’re more than willing to lean into that weirdness here at PCGamesN, so we’ve put together a monster menagerie for you. It’s fuelled by brief glimpses of the creatures in Fallout 76’s trailers, as well as half-confirmed sightings from Virginia history and anecdotal accounts that may or may not sound like the second act of Jeepers Creepers.
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We may be hundreds of years away from the brain-rotted ghouls of Fallout 3 and 4, but in the quarter of a century since the bombs dropped in Fallout 76, it’s clear the radiation has brought local stories to life in a form nobody can deny as a trick of the light or doctored photo.
The Grafton Monster was the only creature specifically named during Bethesda’s E3 showcase, and it takes its title from a former rail industry town, hidden among the agriculture and woodland of West Virginia.
The Beast of Grafton