Fallout 76's map is called Appalachia, Bethesda confirms

Fallout 76 (opens in new tab)'s map is called Appalachia, Bethesda revealed this week. In real life the Appalachian region, which contains the Appalachian Mountains, stretches up the Eastern US, from northern Alabama to southern New York state. West Virginia, where we already knew the game is set, sits fully within Appalachia, so the name isn't a huge surprise. 

Even if you're not familiar with the region you might have heard of the Appalachian Trail, the world's longest hiking-only footpath. I'd be surprised if it didn't make it into the game in some capacity. 

The reveal came in a tweet from the Fallout account that also showed off the Guitar Sword, one of the game's weapons (and no, you can't play music on it, sadly).

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Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.