Fallout: New Vegas Director Quashes Popular Fan Theory

Fallout: New Vegas director quashes popular fan theory over almost a decade later after the initial claims. These difficult areas of the New Vegas game are not glitched.

Fallout: New Vegas Fan Theory

Fallout: New Vegas Fan Theory

Josh Sawyer, the director of Fallout: New Vegas game has put to bed a famous fan theory finally 13 years after the game was initially released.

In Fallout: New Vegas, the main task of players is to make it to the titular location, thus meaning that the player in question has to embark on a journey across a post-apocalyptic landscape, and in the process avoiding all sorts of enemies.

There are several ways to go about this very mission, but in order to get there quicker there are a couple of paths that you can risk your life to travel through, and this is including the Black Mountain and Quarry Junction which are two of the most dangerous areas in the game.

Fans’ Theory about the Game: Fallout: New Vegas

For more than a decade, fans of arguably the best Fallout game of Bethesda have kept on wondering if these areas in question were actually glitched due to just how difficult they are to traverse, but as per the director of the game, that is not the case here as it was just a creative decision that was designed for those who need to get better at the game (via GamesRadar+).

Sawyer reportedly quoted a Hard Drive post over on X (formerly known as Twitter) that made light of the fact that developers have to repeatedly watch fans get to take advantage of missed bugs for their speed runs, stating that “This but unironically.”

A fan in question then responded by bringing up Fallout: New Vegas, and stated: “Not sure if this is a glitch but the ‘crouching in Black Mountain without being detected by super mutants to get to free side at level one’ move is a tradition in every [playthrough] at this point.”

The Game’s Director’s Response to the Theory

“Not a glitch,” Sawyer said. “When F: NV [Fallout: New Vegas] launched, players thought that Black Mountain and Quarry Junction were there to keep players from getting to The Strip. Wrong. They were there for players to Git Gud or Die.”

The director of the game then followed up in the thread and repeatedly added: “Same with Scorpion Gulch. You can get through it. You just have to pace yourself and be prepared.”

Finally, Fans Can Let Go Of the Theory

Finally, after 13 years, fans of the game can finally let go of this very theory as it now turns out that you just need to get better at the game.



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