XBOM Mysteries Revealed Here

Why is the word “w!^d” always bleeped out?

Any references to a certain meteorological phenomenon involving the “perceptible natural movement of the air, especially in the form of a current of air blowing from a particular direction”, is taboo in the Wastes. This is primarily on account of camps and cities often being destroyed by an angry and vicious haboob, which sandblasts everything and everyone with horrible dirt, and topples some of even the finest Wasteland structures. Given how difficult it is to erect a transmitter tower in this radioactive hellscape, far be it from us to be the ones to utter the word, and hence possibly actually invoke “it”.

So, our apologies to Mr. Sinatra, The Association, and countless other artists who find their music heavy-handedly censored, but we’re not gonna risk it.

What is “BTB”?

That’s an abbreviation for the time “before the blast” or “before the bombs”.