Illustration for article titled iFallout 76s/i Bobby Pins Are 60x Heavier Than Actual Bobby Pins

You used to be able to carry around as many lock-picking bobby pins as you wanted in Fallout 4, but Bethesda’s newest game has assigned a weight to them. And they are way too heavy.


LukyJoeKokomo did the math (via PcGamesN), and worked out that if a packet of 100 bobby pins on Amazon weighed 2.4oz, then each pin would weigh slightly less than 0.024oz or 0.0015lbs each (because you’ve got to allow for the weight of the packaging).

In Fallout 76, though, ten bobby pins weighs a pound, making each individual digital pin over 60x heavier than an actual one. Indeed they’re so heavy it works out that 60 pins weigh the same as a mini nuke.


It’s easy to see why this is--the developers obviously wanted to put a carrying limit on the item and 0.1 pounds is the smallest unit in the game--but still.

Fallout 76 has tried many new things, but over-encumbering you with hairpins is the one I’ll be remembering.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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