Streamer FrenchTomahawk launched a nuke in the final Fallout 76 beta

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The Fallout 76 beta wrapped up today, meaning we won't be able to play it again until the official launch on November 14. And speaking of launches, the beta sessions which usually only ran for a few hours at a time, and not even on a daily basis, still gave a few players enough time to launch a nuke.

Streamer FrenchTomahawk (opens in new tab) and his friends, with the help of Twitch chat, managed to collect enough launch code fragments and then decode them to put a bird in the air. You can see the nuke splash down in the embed below, though be prepared for some celebratory profanity.

It's pretty impressive that players were able to reach this late-game content over the span of just the beta sessions, and finding codes and putting them to use is no small feat (our guide to finding Fallout 76's nuke codes is here). I was feeling pretty pleased that I hit level 17 today, but I see that in addition to launching a nuke, FrenchTomahawk is level 50 and his pals are leveled in the 30s and 40s. Clearly I've gotta step up my game.

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.