Fallout 76 Features Project Greek Island, The US Government’s Secret Bunker

Fallout 76 will feature Project Greek Island, the secret United States government bunker built underneath the Greenbier Resort located in West Virginia among the Blue Ridge Mountains. This is according to Xbox’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb, who was among those who attended a recent preview session of Fallout 76 at the Greenbrier Resort. Hyrb spoke briefly about the inclusion of Project Greek Island in Fallout 76 during the latest episode of his podcast.

He said it will be featured in the game in some capacity, but he did not share any further details. Whatever the case, The inclusion of the Greenbrier Resort and Project Greek Island makes a lot of sense for Fallout 76 given its subject matter.

President Dwight E. Eisenhower commissioned the bunker in 1958 amid growing concerns of a nuclear strike. Located about four hours from Washington D.C., the bunker was meant to house every member of the United States Congress in the event of nuclear fallout. It reportedly contained everything required to keep the lawmakers alive and capable of doing their jobs for an extended period of time.

Project Greek Island was exposed as part of a 1992 Washington Post report, and the government decommissioned it thereafter. It was never used.

Fallout 76 launches on November 14 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but you won’t have to wait until then to check it out. A pre-order exclusive beta starts later this month on all platforms (Xbox One users get in first), offering the entire game; and progress carries forward to the full game. Unlike previous games in the series, Fallout 76 is an always-online multiplayer game.

In other Fallout 76 news, Bethesda has confirmed that the game will not support cross-play. That’s notable because Sony just started allowing this for Epic’s Fortnite.

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