The Fallout 4 release date is less than a week away and we’re finally learning more about the limited number of midnight Fallout 4 release date events that allow those who want the physical copy of the game to get it as soon as possible.
In late September, Best Buy confirmed plans to host a midnight Fallout 4 release date at select retail locations around the United States. The company will not be hosting midnight releases at all of its stores so buyers will need to plan ahead of time.
With less than a week to go, we finally have another midnight Fallout 4 release date event on our hands. As expected, GameStop has confirmed plans to host midnight Fallout 4 release date events of its own giving shoppers a chance to pick up the game on November 9th and November 10th.
The Fallout 4 release date is November 10th online and in-stores. This no demo or way to play the game early so those who pre-ordered are focused in on the Fallout 4 release time.
Bethesda recently confirmed the Fallout 4 release time for 12:01AM Eastern in the United States. Those who pre-ordered the game digitally will be able to pre-load the game and play right when the clock strikes 12:01 Eastern local time. So, if you live on the west coast, you’ll be able to start playing the game right at 9:01PM Pacific.
Those who pre-ordered the physical version of Fallout 4 for PS4, Xbox One or PC won’t be able to pre-load the game ahead of the release date. This includes those who ordered the Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition for one of these platforms. This is where these midnight release dates come in.
Best Buy stores will open at 12:01AM Eastern to accommodate buyers. The retailers will open its doors at 11:01PM Central, 10:01PM Mountain, and 9PM Pacific. Only select stores will be open so buyers will need to inquire ahead of the release date. Call ahead or search for the store in the retailer’s database.
GameStop’s midnight Fallout 4 release date events are setup in the same way. Select GameStop stores will stay open late and they will start selling the game at 12:01AM Eastern. If you live on the west coast, or just outside of the Eastern time zone, you don’t need to wait until midnight local time.
If you’re interested, you’ll want to check your local store on this page to make sure that it will be open for business late on November 9th or November 10th.
Stores will be open early to handle trade-ins and to finalize transactions. The company says that “you will need to go to the register to receive your finalized purchase receipt.” GameStop will take your deposit and create a sales receipt. If you get this done early, you’ll be able to go home and play faster.
There is currently no confirmation that Walmart plans any specific events for the Fallout 4 release but with many of its stores open 24 hours there is a good chance that you can go into a store and pickup or buy a copy of Fallout 4 on release day.
Fallout 4 Deals Still Available
The first thing you need to know with one week to go is that there are still some very tempting Fallout 4 deals out there.
Dell is offering Fallout 4 (with free release date delivery) if you order by November 4th. The company is throwing in a $25 Dell Promo eGift Card with the purchase which you could put towards another game this holiday season.
Dell isn't the only one offering a Fallout 4 deal. Best Buy is offering two Fallout 4 deals for Xbox One, PS4 and PC including one that will net My Best Buy members some extra cash.
Microsoft is offering a $10 Xbox gift code and free release date delivery if you order by 10AM on November 6th.
Amazon is also offering a deal to Prime members that shaves some bucks off the price tag. Some users on Reddit are reporting double/triple discounts from Amazon but it's not clear if those discounts are going to hold up ahead of the game's release date.
While you shouldn't expect any Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition deals (except maybe at Best Buy) to emerge, you should be able to save some money on the regular version of the game.