“Take Me Home, Country Roads” a wonderful country classic song was almost dragged down thanks to Fallout 76.

In this year’s E3, a large scale convention for gaming and gamers, Bethesda studios introduced the next expansion for Fallout 76. This new addition to the game is basically a battle royal mode complete with base building features, new perk point systems, new ranking system and new NPCs.

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Fallout 76 Poster. Taken from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/158561476@N06/42512818485

This begs the question though, who exactly asked for this? The game still has a lot of kinks to work on and that is putting it mildly. Added to that is the many problems that Bethesda has yet to address to gamers in real life. In the past few months since the release of Fallout 76, there have been many raised and unaddressed issues. In fact, any solution brought forward by Bethesda only seems to bring them deeper into the whole.

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Inside Vault 76. Taken from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bagogames/29348428988

Basically, both the game and the relationship of the studio and gamers are still being fixed, so is it really necessary to add this new expansion – an expansion by the way that none of us asked or wanted. For now, we will just have to wait and see whether this new ploy by Bethesda studios would even work.

What Fallout 76 Did To “Take Me Home”

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Taken from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Denver_1974.jpg

If there is one good thing that Fallout 76’s new expansion brought, it’s the fact that it reminded us of the song “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by the great John Denver. Though thankfully, the song wasn’t completely stuck to the game.

Remember when the game was first announced while using the classic country song? Almost everyone started singing it, and the appreciation for the song was spread to non-country fans. That was great, then, the game was released.

Upon the game’s release, many issues were immediately seen, gamers were angry and the reception of the game was cold. As days went by, many more issues came up and Bethesda seems to be making one bad move after another.

In the process of all these, the classic song “Take Me Home, Country Roads” suddenly became used as a way to mock the downfall of Fallout 76, and slowly, it was becoming known as the song of that failed game. Obviously, this was, and is, not the case at all.

As the hype for the game died down, so too did the song’s association with the game. Hopefully, gamers everywhere will stop using the song as a way to mock the game. It is such a shame that a classic song almost got thrown in the mud because of a game studio’s carelessness of their product.  In the same way, in the future, nothing like this ever happens again.

Want to know the whole story of the fall of Fallout 76? Check out this video about it by the internet historian.