Fallout 4’s depiction of the nuclear post-apocalypse is a reasonably realistic one–in that it’s hell on Earth–but there are a few inconsistencies in the opening minutes that Neil DeGrasse Tyson would have a field day with. Modders have patched up those plot holes, so now you can start a new game of Fallout 4 and experience the effect of nuclear armageddon in all its destructive glory. Just don’t expect to be touring a new frontier after that.
“Are we really expected to believe that our character just happened to make it into the vault at the exact same time as the bomb fell? And are we also supposed to believe that just being a few feet underground would keep our character completely safe from the resulting blast wave? No. Nuclear bombs do not work that way,” UnrealSeptim’s notes read.
As science has proven, you’re going to have a really bad time if a nuke goes off, as depending on where you are in the blast radius, there’s a good chance that you’ll be vaporized by the heat, blinded by the light, or you’ll quickly succumb to severe radiation sickness as your organs begin to shut down.
In less-depressing Fallout news, work on Amazon’s Fallout TV series is continuing. Fallout 5 is currently in development, although it won’t be emerging from Bethesda’s vaults for quite some time, and there’s even a Doom-style Fallout 2 shooter that you can download right now.
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