Christmas may be over, but thanks to a group of Fallout fundraisers, you can watch A Christmas Carol being performed entirely in Fallout 76.
It’s a magnificent performance that combines two fantastic things – Fallout and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Actually, I should qualify that – Fallout is generally fantastic, Fallout 76 not so much but given it’s the only true multiplayer Fallout it makes sense that Fallout For Hope, the charity drive behind this performance, would opt to use it for the performance.
The performance itself took place on December 17th, which I’m kicking myself for missing, but you can rewatch it in its entirety on YouTube. And, believe me, it’s absolutely amazing. If I’m honest, I’m a bit biased. I’ve always loved A Christmas Carol – it’s one of the few pieces of media that can make me blub. But what makes the performance especially interesting is that it takes place within the world of Fallout 76. In a strange, somewhat meta twist, the actors are survivors of Fallout’s Great War.
Pete Hines, Bethesda’s senior Vice President plays Jacob Marley, the spectre who sets Scrooge on the road to redemption, but the whole voice cast does a top notch job. Courtenay Taylor, who voices Fallout 4’s female sole survivor, plays several characters, actor Wes Johnson is Scrooge and a couple of others. You can find the full list in the YouTube video.
Aside from the performance, Fallout For Hope organised a number of other online events which raised over £100,000 for St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The fundraiser has since closed so you can’t donate to it, but you can still donate to St Jude’s separately. You can check out the performance on YouTube below or watch it on Twitch.