Bethesda and members of the Fallout 76 team have granted a dying child's wish by bringing a copy of the game to his home in West Virginia. Wes is a 12-year-old boy who has been battling neuroblastoma for years. However, doctors recently informed the family that they would be stopping treatment of the rare cancer. Wes, a fan of the upcoming game, was sad that he might never be able to play it. Bethesda's Matt Grandstaff of the dev team rushed to fulfill one of this child's final wishes.
Grandstaff drove over four hours from the studio to Wes's home with a copy of the game and a replica Power Armor helmet signed by Todd Howard.
He spent the day at our house watching Wes play, making him the first person in the world outside of the video game industry employees to play. He also received the first prototype of the power armor helmet that will be included in the new release, only his was signed by Todd Howard of Bethesda himself. While he doesn’t get to keep the game because it’s too early, just those hours of playtime made him happier than you know HUGE thank you to Martino and the team at Bethesda for jumping through hoops to make this happen for him
You can read about the visit and check out a few photos on Wes's Facebook page or go visit his GoFundMe page to help the family with the costs for Wes's treatment.