A thread to post your predictions about Fallout 5's location, factions, etc., as well as respond to other people's predictions. These are meant to be genuine, realistic predictions, not wishful thinking or what you hope it is like. --- I personally think that Fallout 5 will be in San Francisco and it will take place in the year 2297. And I think it's going to be very bad. My reasoning for this is that I've heard before that San Francisco was actually considered to be the location of Fallout 4 and Bethesda has shown quite an interest in San Francisco lore in Fallout 4. For instance, Kellogg lived in San Francisco as an adult and worked with the Shi. Another example would be how Bethesda strangely and nonsensically included the Hubologists in Nuka-World. Bethesda's interest in the Shi actually makes sense when you consider how much of a hard-on they appear to have for pre-war Chinese stuff. Fallout 3 had so many Chinese weapons, Fallout 3 and 4 both had Chinese ghouls, Fallout 4 references the Shi... I think Fallout 5 will reuse the same shtick where you get to choose between four factions to join, just like in FONV and FO4. These four factions will be the New California Republic, the Brotherhood of Steel, the Shi, and the Followers of the Apocalypse. The NCR will be neutral/good-ish and will require you to kill the Brotherhood of Steel and the Shi. The Shi will be lawful evil, taking the antagonistic role of the Legion/Institute. They will require you to kill the NCR forces in the region, as well as the BoS forces. The Brotherhood of Steel will probably be lawful neutral and require you to kill the Shi and the NCR forces in San Francisco. The Brotherhood of Steel is either going to be the West Coast chapter that is still somehow alive after the NCR-BoS war or the East Coast BoS will come in blimps to 'take back California'. Finally, the Followers of the Apocalypse will take the role of Yes Man/Minutemen. You will always be able to join them if you piss off the other factions. They will always survive and the other factions will not ask you to kill them. I predict that the super mutants in the game will not be Mariposa super mutants because Bethesda will want super mutant behemoths. So, instead, the super mutants will be a new type of mutant produced by a new strain of FEV. Similar to how the Institute created the super mutants of Boston, the Shi will create the super mutants of San Francisco. They will be similar to the Fallout 4 super mutants. There will be no Mariposa super mutants or nightkin. The dialogue system will be more like the one from Fallout 3, rather than the one present in Fallout 4. There will be no voiced protagonists. Skills, however, will probably not return. You will be a vault dweller again because of course you will. The main questline may also have something to do with the New Plague because the New Plague seems to be referenced by MacCready in Fallout 4.