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4 Reasons to Pre-Order Fallout 76 & 7 Reasons to Wait



Fallout 76 pre-orders are live ahead of the game’s release date this fall. And while some of you might want to order a copy of Fallout 76 in the near future, many others are better off waiting.

Fallout 76 is an online survival game that centers around Vault 76, a vault that was mentioned in both Fallout 3 and Fallout 4.

Bethesda’s new game is set in 2102, 25 years after the Great War, in the mountains of West Virginia. This means it’s earliest game in Fallout’s timeline and a prequel to the other Fallout games. Bethesda also says Fallout 76’s world, known as Appalachia, is four times the size of Fallout 4.

Fallout 76 is confirmed for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but it’s unclear if we’ll see a release on the Nintendo Switch. At this point, Nintendo Switch owners shouldn’t be holding their breath.

The Fallout 76 release date for all three confirmed platforms is November 14th and retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop are taking pre-orders ahead of the official release this fall.

Now that we know more about Fallout 76 some of you, particularly those fond of the Fallout series, might be tempted to put in a pre-order.

If you really want Bethesda’s $200 Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition on release day you’ll want to pre-order as soon as you can. Retailers are experiencing widespread stock shortages though we’ve seen stock return as we close in on the game’s release

In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to pre-order Fallout 76 right now. We’ll also take you through the best reasons to wait.

Pre-Order If You Want the Power Armor Edition

Pre-Order If You Want the Power Armor Edition

If you want the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition, you'll want to pre-order.

The Power Armor Edition is a $200 bundle that nets you a copy of the game and some unique items. These items include:

  • Full-Scale Wearable T-51 Power Armor Helmet with West Tek Canvas Carrying Bag: This wearable helmet faithfully replicates the in-game model and comes complete with voice modulator speaker, functioning LED head lamp and custom V.A.T.S. sound feature.

  • Glow-in-the-Dark World Terrain Map: This physical, fully-colorized 21”x 21” glow-in-the-dark vintage map showcases the six distinct regions of West Virginia complete with irradiated landmarks, towns and wildlife.

  • 24 Collectible Fallout Figurines: Crafted from in-game 3D models, these detailed miniatures bring Fallout 76’s Vault Dwellers, Power Armored Soldiers, Creatures and more to life.

  • Tricentennial Steelbook: Exclusive to the Power Armor Edition, this decorated metal case is the ultimate collectible celebrating America’s 300 years of freedom.

  • Fallout 76 Tricentennial Edition Bonus In-Game Items: Celebrate 300 years of freedom with the all-new Fallout 76 Tricentennial Edition, commemorating the opening of Vault 76. Be the talk of the town when you emerge from Vault 76 fully prepared and patriotically styled in the new American frontier!

Bethesda says supply is going to be limited which means it could sell out completely before launch this November. The bundle is currently sold out at many retailers with no word on when stock will return. Amazon recently got resupplied, but the stock sold out within hours. 

If you went through the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition debacle back in 2015 and want to avoid a similar disaster this year, make sure you pre-order the game.

Most retailers will let you cancel for free if you decide you don't want to spend $200. 

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  1. Jonathan Hartigan

    06/18/2018 at 2:41 am

    Wow this is really amazing! Would love to purchase all of them as I am number fan of fall out, why not?! This game is incredible same to 888 ladies at, challeging indeed!

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