Fallout 76: 8 Terrifying Enemies (And What They Represent)

Meet the urban legends of New Appalachia.


Fallout 76 hasn't had the best of releases. And being fair, that's probably as it's not the best of games.

76 offers up a multiplayer online world that no one asked for, and despite being full of other players and colour, there's none of the heart of the previous entries. Without NPCs to populate the wasteland and make you emotionally invest in what's going on amongst the radiation, Bethesda have turned their attention to creating some truly engaging monsters - or rather, stolen most of them from local folklore and turned their West Virginia based world into a cryptozoologist simulator.

That's not a bad thing though, as donning your Steve Irwin cork hat and venturing out into the wild has the potential for some truly unique encounters. Whilst 76 might not excel in making a game you want to play for years on end like many MMOs would, its creatures are at least reason to dive in and have a look at what you can find.

But what exactly do these weird and wonderful monsters actually represent? Where were these urban legends born? And what in the name of Long Dick Johnson is a Snallygaster?

Well, vault-dwellers, let's take a look in the wasteland survival guide and find out...

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