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Fallout 5 should take place in Alaska, fans argue

Fallout 5 should take place in Alaska, fans argue

Fallout fans would love to see the next franchise entry take them to the frozen wilds of Alaska.

I hate to say it but Fallout 5 is likely to be many, many years away. Starfield may now be out in the world, but it’s in its infancy and will receive plenty of post-launch support from Bethesda. Following on from that, it’s believed that focus will shift over to The Elder Scrolls VI.

I bet you’re starting to see now why Fallout fans have such a colossal wait ahead of them. I can’t believe that Fallout 4 turns 10-years-old next year. Yes, 2025 is next year. That feels strange to say. We do know that the game’s delayed new-gen update is due to land this year. Back in December, Bethesda wrote, “Thank you for your patience with us as we work on the Fallout 4 next-gen update. We know you're excited, and so are we! But we need a bit more time and look forward to an exciting return to the Commonwealth in 2024.”

Amazon’s Fallout premieres on 12 April. Take a look at the show’s trailer below.

That should certainly keep us entertained and pacified for a short while. Let’s not forget that the Fallout TV show also premieres in April, and we can only hope that it runs for several years. Given that Fallout 5 is so many years away, it does give us plenty of time to think and theorise, and fans are hoping that the next game is set in Alaska.

Reddit user JosephSubbas was the first to make the suggestion. “Fallout 5 should take place in Alaska,” they began. “Imagine the snowy conditions of Alaska. Seals waiting under the icy water to pull you under, polar bears have grown long claws and shark-like teeth. On top of a tall mountain, an old ski lodge sits, the moving chairs sway in the wind. Frozen mutated bodies sit in the snow, still wearing their ski gear.”

They paint quite a convincing picture. In fact, this Reddit user easily got others on board. “Patrolling the nuclear winter almost makes you wish for the Mojave,” AaronVonGraff commented regarding the potential setting’s brutality. “I would love to see Alaska as a setting,” GhoulslivesMatter agreed, while RobotHockey added, “I live here and yes, that would be cool as hell.”

We do have to address the elephant in the room. Alaska doesn’t have a huge population. Then again, as multiple people have suggested, perhaps it could be revealed that the state is home to several major military bases, causing people to flock in their droves. I’m sure the writers could come up with something. It’s a fun possibility to think about.

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Topics: Fallout, Bethesda