The third annual Fallout for Hope campaign has kicked off today, running until December 30th. During this time over 300 Fallout streamers, content creators, and gamers will be playing together and participating in community events as part of a global community super stream in an effort to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. To kick things off, Fallout for Hope founder Kenneth Vigue will host a retrospective discussion with two of the main figures behind the creation of the original Fallout, legendary game developers Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarski.
Since its inception, a team of over 450 volunteers at Fallout for Hope have raised an astounding $400,000 for its causes. This year aims to grow that by 50% with a fundraising goal of $200,000.
The Fallout For Hope Initiative was born in 2020 after the Fallout Community mobilized to help individuals within the community struggling through tragedy and hardship. Realizing just how much a small group could achieve in helping one person, the question became, “What could an entire community of Fallout gamers, streamers, and content creators achieve for a united cause?”
Founded and organized in 2020 by Kenneth Vigue, host of CHAD: A Fallout 76 story podcast, Fallout For Hope is a perfect representation of the power of gaming communities and the compassion of the members that reside in them.
If you are interested in supporting the cause, you can do so by either donating here, joining in on some of the action here, or both! Last year, there were a ton of fun events on the docket, such as community “Quake-like” e-sports tournaments in Fallout76 custom maps, the “Who’s Apocalypse is it Anyway?” game show featuring several Fallout and Elder Scrolls voice actors, and much more. They even did a live production of “A Christmas Carol” within Fallout 76. This two-hour long presentation included many special guest performances, including one by Bethesda’s own Pete Hines playing the first spirit to visit Ebenezer Scrooge!
If you are Interested in jumping into the Wasteland once again, it’s worth nothing that nearly every Fallout title is available on Xbox Game Pass and Game Pass for PC. Fallout 76, which has recently just launched its major free expansion “The Pitt,” is also available for free this month if you are a member of Amazon Prime, which you can redeem here! See you all in the Wasteland!