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And also guitar swords. Yeah, guitar swords.

Bethesda Softworks has revealed where exactly 76’s country roads will be taking players home to. It was already known that the game is set in a version of West Virginia, but fans can now put a name to Bethesda’s wasteland version of the Mountain State.

“How does Appalachia differ from the Commonwealth or Capital Wasteland? It starts with a Guitar Sword,” reads a tweet from the Fallout account.

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Before players could get too excited about jamming out on the seemingly Mad Max: Fury Road-inspired weapon, Bethesda SVP of Global Marketing and Communications Pete Hines poured some cold water on that idea. A fan asked Hines if the six-stringed death dealer could be played “like the other playable instruments.” It cannot be.

“You can play it like other swords, which is to say you can’t,” Hines tweeted back. “Weapons are weapons and musical instruments [are] musical instruments.”

In typical Fallout fashion, though, players will have plenty of in-game musical options. Hines confirmed that players’ Pip Boys will play music similarly to how they did in other Fallout games, which allowed players to tune into in-game radio stations with the wrist-mounted devices.

Elsewhere, another fan was curious about what would happen if players wanted to trade items like the Guitar Sword. Would they be able to set their own prices?

“You decide whatever you want to charge for anything you trade/sell,” responded Hines. “Also allows you to give folks things for free if you want to charge 0 Caps.”

Finally, Hines explained the distinction between in-game sleeping and completely logging out of Fallout 76. Sleeping no longer allows players to “wait”, since Fallout 76 features a persistent , but doing so still grants health and status benefits as it has in prior Fallout games. And when a player logs off, their character won’t remain in the game, so no one will be able to, as one fan suggested, “creepily” stand over the sleeping bodies of logged-out teammates.

Earlier this month, Bethesda revealed some campaign details for Fallout 76. Having a strong campaign is important to Hines, who says he’s mostly played the in-development game solo.

Nick Santangelo is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia. He loves video games and sports, but not sports video games. Follow him on Twitter.

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