Picture this: You’re minding your own business, out in the wasteland of Fallout 76, when you come across a camp with a store. Hey, you might think, maybe this is a good time to restock my inventory.
Oh, you sweet summer child. You know not what horrors await you.
A large part of the fun in Fallout 76 comes from encountering other players, but their presence in your game doesn’t always bring good tidings. Xntryk 1, for example, is a fiend who has set up an elaborate trap in his camp. He tricks people into standing in front of his store, only to push a button that releases the trap door. His prey then falls into pit full of flamethrowers and spikes. Most players are killed instantly.
But that isn’t cool thing here; plenty of people have built fire traps before. After your lifeless body falls to the ground, Xntryk 1 pours salt into the wound by catapulting your corpse into the air. His victims are sent flying to god knows where, as the camp seems to be situated atop a huge cliff. It’s the funniest thing I’ve seen all week.
But hey, don’t feel too bad for these folks. They’re probably going to remember this and laugh about it, at some point.
Apparently, “sending unsuspecting people flying” has become a thing in Fallout 76, as evidenced by this other clip by Jibwizard.
Basically, if you come across a player camp or store, look around and make sure you’re not about to walk into a trap. Or maybe just enjoy the ride?