When it comes to Fallout 76, a lot of players may not so satisfied with this game and would say something not nice. Last week, on the game's one month anniversary, we saw some writers recapped a number of them. But as I tried to relay in my review of the game, there's good to be found in Bethesda’s multiplayer survival game as well. When this game works and the gamers are able to use tools and systems to express themselves in the post-apocalyptic sprawl, it's quite lovely. One player's monorail campsite is a perfect proof of that.
It would be very hard for you to know this campsite, created by Fallout 76 player Burtehead, was not intentionally placed there by Bethesda. On the map's southern edge holds some of Fallout 76’s more beautiful and haunting monuments to the past: the remnants of a great monorail. Burtehead built their camp inside one of the remaining pillars. This project took them dozens of hours to finish according to what they posted on Reddit.
"The space here is about 5 pixels wider than the floor pieces, so it was very difficult to get it lined up just right,” Burtethead wrote when describing the front entrance of the camp, which is wedged between two huge, rusted red steel beams. “But 18 hours later here we are (finished that huge project).”
The narrow dwelling is a celebration of tiny post-apocalyptic living. And the Burtethead managing to make the most out of the platform’s limited square footage. So much of the game Fallout 76 is big and open, which lends itself to player-built camps that are messy and strewn about. Since the moving campsites require packing everything up, there's an incentive to not get too fancy, too. But for Burtethead, it has already pulled out all the stops.
That's particularly obvious in the second story loft area, a makeshift study that doubles as a workshop. And Burtethead somehow manages to cram every important type of crafting bench into the same small room. They even created a large porch area farther up the pillar and compete with a set of instruments for impromptu jamming. But, for us, the favorite detail is every single switch for all the lights hooked up to the power generator. The setting makes it possible to go into the blackout mode immediately. But according to what Burtethead said in the post that this is to avoid attracting attention if they see other players getting too close on the map. And keep all the players' away from life-threatening.
Due to recent fixes to Fallout 76's building system, the Burtethead's creation was made has been permanent. Previously, the players never knew whether the campsite they'd spent hours constructing would still be there while they are logging back into the game. If the camp where they'd constructed it was already taken (or destroyed by the Fallout 76 weapons) by someone else when joining a new server, the camp would be broken apart automatically and put back into storage. The Burtethead pointed out that this same thing happened to them early on in the creation of their Monorail bungalow.
The Burtethead wrote in the post "Build here if you want, it can't be destroyed anymore like the first two times.” If other players are ever in the right server neighborhood the Burtethead would guide them where they can find this architectural wonder.
We have to say, that there still exists some problems with Fallout 76. But the base-build is not among them. While there remain issues with players being able to build and hang out together, cool solo projects are not impossible, though few will be lucky enough to ever encounter something like Burtethead's out in the wild.