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The Electrician is an enigmatic, masked wastelander in Appalachia in Fallout 76, introduced in the Skyline Valley update. The Electrician appears in the assault-type random encounter The Electrician vs. Blood Raiders.

Background[]

The Electrician may be encountered randomly in the Skyline Valley region, walking along the roads dressed in tinkerer's overalls and a reclaimed deep mining gas mask, in addition to carrying a Tesla rifle. The Electrician will come into combat with a group of hostile Blood Eagles. After surviving the encounter, the Electrician does not say anything when spoken to, but will then suddenly disappear in a flash of lightning and cloud of smoke.

Interactions with the player character[]

Interactions overview[]

Interactions
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This character can be killed.
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This character is involved in random encounters.

The Electrician vs. Blood Raiders

Inventory[]

Notes[]

  • The Electrician's character data in the game files, as well as the visible hands when observed in-game, indicate that the Electrician is set up as a human male. However, the mysterious way in which the Electrician disappears is not explained.
  • Unlike the Mole, the Electrician also appears to not have any physical traits (hair, eyes, etc.) set up in the files aside from the default settings, as the Electrician's face is never seen under the mask.
  • The Electrician may spawn as a legendary character.
  • The Electrician can be killed by the player. Upon dying, the Electrician will drop a number of items (see inventory).

Appearances[]

The Electrician appears only in Fallout 76, introduced in the Skyline Valley update.

Behind the scenes[]

  • The Electrician and the associated random encounter were created after voiceover sessions for Skyline Valley had already concluded. According to lead designer Carl McKevitt, he was unsure of how the encounter would work without being able to record new dialogue of the character thanking the player for help in combat. McKevitt described the Electrician's mysterious disappearance as a "hold my Nuka-Cola" moment of the development team resolving the aforementioned voiceover issue.[Non-game 1]
  • Based on the editor ID of the Electrician's random encounter (Storm_RE_AssaultRK01), this character and its associated random encounter were implemented by Double Eleven developer Ryan Kuir.

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Non-game

  1. Carl McKevitt on Twitter (archived): "Flashback a few months ago:
    Me: "I don't know, guys, we've already locked VO. I'm not sure we can pull off a random encounter like this-- how will he thank the player?"
    The team: "hold my nuka-cola""
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