Fallout 4 is a game of many secrets. Bethesda Softworks spent the better part of five years filling one of the most intricately-detailed virtual worlds ever created with a wealth of secrets, knowing full well that some of them may never be discovered.
It's part of what makes the game so fun: people can spend years trying to figure out everything in a Fallout game and still come up short.
That's why, when Todd Howard mentioned a few undiscovered secrets in Fallout 4 a few weeks ago, the community went nuts. Fans started poring over every computer terminal in the game, hoping to find whatever secrets Bethesda had hidden — but one fan has managed to eclipse just about everyone else's efforts.
Lavonicus, a well-known member of the Fallout community, has done what many would consider to be impossible: by traveling through the map piece-by-piece, he managed to document each and every single terminal in the game. That already sounds like a monumental task, and it only gets crazier when you realize that there are well over 1,000 computer terminals scattered throughout the world of Fallout 4.
If the name Lavonicus sounds familiar, it should: he's the same fan that documented the game's underwater sections after the game launched late last year. Since then, Lavonicus has dedicated his time to testing how far he can push the Fallout 4 engine — until Todd Howard revealed the terminal secret, that is.
Speaking with Kotaku, Lavonicus said that documenting every computer in the Commonwealth wasn't exactly difficult ... just extremely time-consuming.
"It's not that difficult to do, it just gets extremely tedious. Going from building to building making sure you've explored that building. Exploring outside and around that building ... I used a grid map ... filled in square after square to keep track of where I had been. I also wrote down the name of every building I went into."
That doesn't just sound tedious, it sounds absolutely mind-numbing ... and yet, somehow, he did it. Looking at Lavonicus' Steam gallery shows a total of 1,364 different terminals, each with their contents unlocked and available for viewing.
What's funny is that, while Lavonicus has found seemingly every terminal in the game, he has no idea if he's found the secret that Howard mentioned. The 1,300-plus pictures likely contain whatever Easter egg Howard was referring to ... it's that no one has figured out what's new and what's old quite yet.
So, for the time being, it looks like one of Fallout 4's last big secrets are still hidden ... but that might not be the case for much longer.
For all of Lavonicus' work, check out his Steam gallery.