Marcy Long's built herself quite the reputation as the Commonwealth's most hated character. Fallout fans just can't stand the chick, AND she was marked as an essential character, which made her impossible to kill in the game. This dude straight up fires her out of a junk mortar:
And then there's the whole bizarre tutorial of how to get rid of Marcy Long with a f**king Deathclaw:
Well the latest patch to hit Fallout 4 changes all that. The list of fixes in the update includes actual bugs, but also this little weird tidbit:
Jun and Marcy Long are no longer essential after completing “Sanctuary”
My running theory here...Bethesda was all about fixing the players' collective disgust toward Marcy Long. The hate was too real. People took it as far as creating mods in Fallout 4, where you could manage to kill Marcy Long.
Anyways, the reactions so far seem to be pretty dang positive: