If you thought video games might have more toilet paper than your local shops right now then you might want to think again. Players of Bethesda’s Fallout 76 have started to hoard in-game toilet paper, parodying the IRL hoarding happening due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The news comes via Polygon, who reports that the obsessive collecting of the item (which is a junk item in Fallout 76 and actually shouldn’t have much value) has led to a bit of a change in the game’s economy.
As people hoard toilet paper and try to sell it for a profit, more and more players are jacking up their own prices. It’s funny, but it’s also a little sad considering just how closely the practise mirrors what’s happening in the world right now.
As evidenced on Twitter, some players are even displaying their toilet paper stashes within their play-made camps. In the tweet below, you can see a player proudly protecting their many rolls of bog paper.
Hopefully this amusing fad comes to an end sooner rather than later, before the Fallout 76 economy takes a huge nosedive. Thankfully, a new game expansion might wipe out (sorry) the new fad.
Fallout 76 didn’t have the best start in life (and that’s putting it mildly). However, the game is set to become infinitely more Fallout-like in the coming weeks thanks to the release of Fallout 76: Wastelanders.
Wastelanders is a free game expansion that’ll add everything we love from classic Fallout games, including NPCs, dialogue trees and reputation systems. It’s been a long time coming and hopefully it’s going to improve the Fallout 76 experience.
Fallout 76: Wastelander drops on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on April 7. Will it be enough to stop the toilet paper hoarding, and will you be checking it out?
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