The presence of a Fallout 76 Project Greek Island bunker has reportedly been confirmed. The latest installment in the developer’s iconic franchise has apparently incorporated the never-used nuclear bunker into its world. It is unclear if players will be able to access it when the title launches on November 14, but the underground building will be present in its West Virginia setting.
The news comes courtesy of Xbox Live’s Director of Programming Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hyrb. Speaking about the Project Greek Island’s inclusion in Fallout 76 on his podcast, Hyrb declined to reveal too much information on it. He did, however, confirm that the bunker would be present in Bethesda’s prequel. The placing of the Project Greek Island bunker in the game is significant, given the game’s setting and franchise’s prominent use of a nuclear fallout as its backdrop.
The Project Greek Island bunker was built underneath the Greenbier Resort, which is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in West Virginia. It was commissioned by President Dwight E. Eisenhower in 1958 amid the height of the Cold War between the US and Russia. It was to be used by every member of the United States Congress in the event of a nuclear war. The bunker would have enough resources for those present to carry on with their jobs and lives, and was located around four hours away from the capital Washington DC. The controversial project was mothballed after a 1992 article in the Washington Post unearthed its secret. The government quickly decommissioned the bunker, and resulted in it never being occupied.
Fallout 76 will be released on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on November 14. A beta will be available to play in October, with Xbox One users exclusively having the chance to play it first from October 23. PS4 and PC players will have to wait until October 30 to access it.