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Ellys Tan is a developer who worked at Bethesda Softworks on Fallout 76 as a senior quest designer and writer, first listed in the updated credits with Wastelanders.

Work on the Fallout series

Tan worked on four main quests and three multiplayer events for Fallout 76, in addition to writing dialogue and several notes and terminal entries.[1] Ellys made the event Free Range and also worked on the Invaders from Beyond event. They also wrote the character Burke, who also uses they/them pronouns.[2]

Employment history

July 2017January 2018Epic GamesWriter
April 2018PresentBethesda Game StudiosQuest Designer & Writer


Fallout series

2018-presentFallout 76Senior Quest Designer
Additional Quest Designer & Writer

Other work

2016ParagonNarrative Writer


  1. LinkedIn description
  2. Ellys Tan on Twitter: "Yes, I wrote Burke. :) Some other devs also worked on content involving them."