Bobby pins weren’t precisely the largest challenge going through Fallout 76 gamers when the game launched. Between bugs, complaints a few lack of content material, and bag-gate, I’d think about there have been extra vital issues to take care of than a bunch of hair clips. But that didn’t cease one member of the group making their emotions recognized in regards to the merchandise in a very inventive manner.
In a number of Fallout games, Bobby Pins have been used to open locks, serving to you entry hidden areas or treasure caches. In Fallout 3, 4, and New Vegas, the pins don’t weigh something, permitting you to hold round a group of tons of with out having to fret about carry capability – helpful for an merchandise that’s liable to breaking in case you’re not a very good lockpick.
In Fallout 76, nonetheless, Bobby Pins did have a weight. Coming in at 0.1 lbs – a number of instances heavier than their real-world counterparts – it didn’t take lengthy earlier than your lockpicking arsenal began to grow to be to heavy to hold round. In reality, it will solely take 100 or so pins earlier than they began out-weighing weapons and armour.
Fans made their emotions on this recognized on boards, however one took it a step additional. During a Fallout 76 panel earlier this week, game director Todd Howard stated “I got a box of bobby pins the other week that said, ‘Weigh these.’”
Howard described the bundle as probably the most inventive letter he’d ever acquired from a fan. Whether the message was a direct catalyst for change isn’t clear, however it’s price noting that Bobby Pins now weigh 0.001 lbs within the game – simply 1% of their authentic weight.
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Bethesda, has, after all, made a number of different modifications to construct on Fallout 76’s troublesome launch. West Virginia now contains a survival mode, and there are plans for raids, prestige, and a nuclear winter. We’ll simply have to attend and see whether or not these modifications are extra impactful than the tweak to Bobby Pins.