It's not uncommon for players to find themselves in an area or room of a game that's not meant to be seen. Fallout 76 has been the example of this multiple times. Back in January, players had miraculously gained access to the developer room—the location that holds every in-game item in existence. When news began to surface online, it was a scramble to secure the best equipment that players could find, resulting in a plethora of banned accounts by Bethesda. Since then, there's been multiple reports of inaccessible rooms being "accessed" by players, with the most recent example bringing news about future plans for the game. It comes from a Reddit user, McStaken, after unintentionally appearing inside Vault 63.
The team had just started one of the many Rad-Rat Horde events that appear in-game, when they were suddenly transported inside the vault. After snagging a few screenshots of the locked area, as seen above, McStaken contacted support to avoid any potential consequences. A smart move, considering the massive amount of banning that followed the developer room incident. However, when Bethesda responded to the thread later on, they teased some new information for Fallout 76's vaults:
Glad to hear you got in and out of the Vault in one piece. These Vaults are still under construction, but we look forward to sharing more on how they will become part of the game. Thankfully, the response didn't come with a warning. Instead, it hinted at new content for the future, possibly involving multiple vaults in the game. Taking McStaken's screenshots into account, it's likely that vault 63, 96 and 94 will all be included, due to the fact that all three were created for a quest that was assumed to be cut from the final release. Few details are available on the mission itself, but the Fandom Wiki suggests that it involved a riot, reactor meltdown or fire outbreak.
Besides that, there's not much else to speculate on, and it doesn't seem like Bethesda will have anything new to share until later. Thankfully, any player that finds themselves trapped inside Vault 63 due to the event can simply fast travel out and back into the wasteland. And no, they will not be banned because of it.
In the meantime, you know what to do if you find yourself inside yet another inaccessible location. We’ll be waiting for the screenshots.
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