If you’ve been waiting to take part in Bethesda Studio’s multiplayer, wholly online, post-apocalyptic mayhem, well the time is now. The latest entry to their Fallout series — although narratively, a prequel — Fallout 76 has gone live a day early and at this point of time, everyone and their brother probably already has it pre-loaded.
Don’t fret, because it’s not too late for you to get on that hype train. Playable on Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, the game is available on Bethesda’s website, and also on the PlayStation and Xbox stores — although it may be priced more competitively on retailers like Amazon, depending on where you’re situated.
There are currently three editions you can purchase. The Standard Edition, priced at US$60, will basically get you the base game.
If you’re willing to fork out a little more, at US$80, the Tricentennial Edition will let you start with bunch of in-game cosmetics and other quirky bonuses which don’t seem to affect gameplay, listed here:
- Tricentennial Power Armor Customization for the T-51, T-45, T-60, and X-01 Power Armors
- Tricentennial Weapon Customization for the 10MM Pistol, Hatchet, and Laser Rifle
- Spectacularly Handsome Vault Boy Mascot Head
- Patriotic Uncle Sam Outfit
- Celebratory Vault Boy Saluting Emote
- First-Class Tricentennial Workshop Posters
- Tricentennial Commemorative Photo Frame
And finally the Power Armor Edition — in more familiar terminology, the collector’s edition — will nab you everything the Tricentennial Edition offers, plus a couple of physical collectibles for Fallout fans, all at US$200 — bear in mind, like all collector’s editions, stock seems to be running low at certain retailers:
- Full-scale wearable T-51 Power Armor helmet with voice modulator, LED headlamp, and VATS sound effects
- West Tek canvas carrying bag 21×21-inch glow-in-the-dark map of the West Virginia setting
- 24 Fallout figurines
- Special Tricentennial steel book
So get out of your vault and save the world with your pals, because what better way is there to spend a quiet Friday night or lazy Saturday afternoon.
JoYFQ is a Gryffindor who distracts herself from the pitfalls of capitalism and hegemonic representations by reading fanfiction. Has surprisingly good RNG luck in games. Probably just jinxed herself.