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Fans leave touching in-game tributes to Fallout 76 lead designer Eric "Ferret" Baudoin



Earlier this week, former Fallout 76 project lead Jeff Gardiner announced that Bethesda designer Eric “Ferret” Baudoin had sadly passed away.

Now, as a touching tribute to the designers work and legacy, many fans have taken to Fallout 76 to express their sorrow at his passing, and to bid him farewell.

Sharing on Twitter using the hashtag “ThanksFerret”, fans have created in-game homages to Baudoin.

Players of #Fallout76 are leaving memorial messages up for the late, great Ferret Baudoin and if that isnt the most wholesome thing. If you do this, share and tag #ThanksFerret
Ive been sharing things with his family. I dont think they realized how impactful his work was. pic.twitter.com/uDcOQ1m7pW

— FalloutForHope (@FalloutForHope) October 18, 2022


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“[Thanks Ferret] for all the joy you have brought me and my family through your work. May peace and comfort embrace those you leave behind,” wrote one, with a sign etched with the words “Forever Ferret Baudoin” on it.

#thanksferret – πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ for all the joy you have brought me and my family through your work. May peace and comfort embrace those you leave behind. #fallout76 #fallout pic.twitter.com/TVAixs6PRS

— πŸΊπŸ•ΉPombé πŸ•ΉπŸΊ (@LaPombe) October 19, 2022


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Another went on to thank Baudoin for everything he did for the “Fallout Franchise and [its] community”, noting the designer will be missed.

Dear Ferret, Thank you for everything you did for the Fallout franchise and community. You will be missed. #ThanksFerret pic.twitter.com/H1U1UBSQBI

— ThreeNil13 (@ThreeNil13) October 19, 2022


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The Crawling Chaos echoed this feeling, and expressed their appreciation for Baudoins work.

Eric “Ferret” Baudoin has passed away recently. He was the Lead designer of several games of the Dragon Age series and the lead Designer behind Fallout 4 and 76, as well from Starfield. His job is appreciated and will be missed…#ThanksFerret pic.twitter.com/0ztY3qOFr2

— The Crawling Chaos (@JRL_TS) October 19, 2022


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One fan cleared an area in their C.A.M.P especially for their memorial, adding that Baudoin had been a part of a game that had provided them with “so many joyous hours”.

“Long live your memory and thanks for all the fun,” they wrote.

#ThanksFerret for being part in a game that has given me so many joyous hours! I had to delete a few items in my C.A.M.P to make room for a small memorial – Long live your memory and thanks for all the fun! pic.twitter.com/sb2PDZXD2h

— Johns3n (@Johns3n) October 19, 2022


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One Fallout 76 player reflected on the games community further, stating that simply thanking Baudoin for his work “isnt enough”.

“[Fallout 76] gave me a chance to make friends, a struggle that autism always made hard for me. It gave me a family. It got me through homelessness and chronic illness. It gave me a home,” they shared.

If I didn’t say this, I wouldn’t be me: #Fallout76 gave me a community. It gave me a chance to make friends, a struggle that autism always made hard for me. It gave me a family. It got me through homelessness and chronic illness. It gave me a home. #ThanksFerret isn’t enough. ❀️ pic.twitter.com/Ah0rTcd1Ra

— Captain Mal Seventy-Seven πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ (@CaptainMal77) October 19, 2022


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As well as Fallout 76, Baudoins other work included Fallout 4, Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2.

In a Facebook page set up to raise money for Baudoins children to go to college, he was described as a “devoted husband, father, brother, and son”, and someone that “loved real life as much as games.”

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