More than a few people will be calling in sick to play Fallout 4 when it releases tomorrow on Nov. 10. You will. I will. Everybody will be doing it. This is simply a fact of life, and Bethesda knows it. That's what happens when its been five years since the release of the last installment in the franchise. People get a little crazy.
It's almost a sickness of sorts. One might call it "Fallout Fever." That's why Pete Hines, Bethesda's vice president of marketing and public relations, has crafted this handy doctor's note for Fallout fans to use when it comes time to call in sick.
I figure some of you might need a note from your doctor for your upcoming "sick day(s)" this week. So here you go. pic.twitter.com/iF9btGJl3h
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) November 8, 2015
Looks legit! Sort of. Hines is in no way a real doctor, but your employer (or professor, or parents) don't know that! Just turn it in and walk away. No need to answer questions. Let the paper do the talking and proceed to walk quickly out the door, into your vehicle and back home to play more Fallout.
And if you truly are feeling under the weather, we can't think of a better cure than exploring the irradiated Wasteland of Bethesda's open-world RPG. Plus it's cold outside. Better stay in, lest you freeze to death. It's also dangerous. Car accidents happen all the time, seemingly out of the blue. Better take the whole week off. It simply wouldn't do to be hospitalized on the day Fallout comes out. You'll be much safer inside with controller in hand.
You can read some of our early impressions on the game here. It will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC tomorrow, Nov. 10.