Fallout 4

Pre-Ordered Xbox One Copies Of ‘Fallout 4’ Come With ‘Fallout 3,’ Soon To Be Backwards Compatible

Bethesda and its developers are still surprising Fallout fans with new information weeks after the announcement of Fallout 4 at E3 2015. The game’s official reveal came just a few months before the game’s launch on November 10, and now there is even more good news for Xbox One supporters. Players that want to play Fallout 4 on Xbox One and are willing to pre-order the game are entitled to a free copy of Fallout 3.

On the Bethblog, players were notified of the special offer with a few specific details. For one, the inclusion of Fallout 3 with Fallout 4 pre-orders is a limited time affair. Secondly, players that pre-order Fallout 4 will receive a code to download Fallout 3 within a week to 10 days if the pre-order is made via the Xbox Store. Finally, Fallout 3 will only be playable on the Xbox 360 until it becomes backwards compatible “when made available.”

Players buying Fallout 4 at retailers are not losing out on the bonus either; however, they will not be able to pick up their code for Fallout 3 until they receive their physical copy of Fallout 4. According to an interview with Bethesda’s vice president of PR, Polygon confirmed that there is no known cutoff date for the pre-order promotion. Physical copies at release should have the Fallout 3 code inside but only while supplies last. Digitally, players will need to pre-order their Xbox One copies at their own discretion before the game releases to ensure they receive their free copy.

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The power armor customization interface in Fallout 4

The much anticipated Fallout 4 is expanding on the legacy of Fallout 3 and even Fallout: New Vegas with an extended crafting system, tighter combat, and the return of the V.A.T.S. system this November. Players will be able to customize and layout their own settlements, create and maintain their own power armor, and personalize their very own guns in this open world wasteland.

Of course, this journey through the ruins of Boston is a single player experience like its predecessors. However, a multiplayer mode was designed for Fallout 4 in the early stages of development. As the Inquisitr reported, the game director for Fallout 4 stated that a multiplayer component is always designed for Bethesda games as a curiosity. Unfortunately for some, though, the mode was scrapped because it distracted from the core purpose of Fallout 4.

Does a free copy of Fallout 3 make Fallout 4 worth pre-ordering?

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