Not only is the game set in West Virginia, but more importantly, it features at least one location (Woodburn hall) based on the West Virginia University’s Morgantown campus.
Now, video games can play around with scale of locales, but it’s important to note that Fallout games are friggen’ massive, and this one is supposed to be four times larger than Fallout 4. Also, Woodburn is in real life only 1.5 miles away from Mountaineer Field. It’s definitely not implausible to think (hope?) that it’d be in the game.
While Fallout 76’s locations jump around the entire state, it’s unlikely that West Virginia is being mapped on a one-to-one basis. Other Reddit users have tried to figure out the scale of Fallout games in the past, with one player estimating Fallout 4 to measure 3.82 square miles. That would mean Fallout 76 is about 15.28 square miles in size.
The state is actually 24,038 square miles in real life, which would be ... challenging for a game to match. But those who know West Virginia are likely to see landmarks they recognize when playing the game.
It probably won’t be in the game, but it’d be awesome to play around in a college football stadium ravaged by nuclear weapons.
SB Nation reached out to developer Bethesda for comment on whether Mountaineer Field will be in the game, and even playable. We’ll update this story if we hear anything back.