Fallout 76 has certainly split opinions since it was announced. The online multiplayer game, the first of its kind in the Fallout franchise, isn’t the single-player experience that so many crave, though it does seem to have its fair share of interesting ideas and the staples you’d expect from the post-apocalyptic series.
It also extends the tradition of having an absolute banger of a song in its trailer. Fallout 4’s The Wanderer will take some beating, but it hasn’t had quite the same effect as Fallout 76’s Take Me Home, Country Roads. John Denver’s loveliness has been a somewhat popular song for years but Bethesda’s inclusion of it in the full reveal trailer has somehow brought those for and against Fallout 76 together. There are memes about it so it must be true.
30 million views for the trailer with roughly a third of those probably being repeat listens for the rendition of John Denver’s Country Roads. To stop people from having to press a button over and over again, a Spotify user has created a shitpost and turned it into a playlist.
John Denver’s version of the song a whole 28 times and one outlier with a cover by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. If you really don’t care for the idea of Fallout 76, listen to this playlist a couple of times and you will find yourself sufficiently indoctrinated.
However, if you want the cover heard in the trailer, We’ll Meet Again opening and all, you’ll have to buy the single off of iTunes and support a charity at the same time. Habitat for Humanity will receive all proceeds from sales of the single, so that’s nice.
What’s not nice is the nefarious things you will be able to get up to in Fallout 76 when it launches on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on Nov. 14, 2018. Until then, we’ll be in almost heaven.