Fallout 76 Is Free Right Now if Anyone Cares
In the Fallout series, October 23rd is a big day as it marks the day that the bombs dropped. To commemorate the monumental day in the franchise, Bethesda has made Fallout 76 free-to-play and as a bonus, they’ve thrown in limited access to the Fallout 1st premium membership. Fallout 76 is available right now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC for gamers to try out before deciding to buy it after the free weekend.
Players will also receive limited access to the Fallout 1st premium subscription model in the form of a scrapbox (offering unlimited storage for crafting components) and a survival tent (a placeable fast travel point with a stash and sleeping bag). To get everything else in the Fallout 1st package, Fallout 76 fans will have to pony up $12.99 per month or $99 per year. Progress and Atomic Shop purchases that gamers make during the free week will carry over if they choose to continue playing the game beyond the free weekend.
The Fallout 76 free weekend includes double S.C.O.R.E. and double XP, plus 25% off Legendary weapons and armor from the Purveyor at the Rusty Pick in the Ash Heap. Fallout 76: Steel Dawn is coming in December so this free weekend is a great way for Bethesda to catch lapsed gamers up on the recent updates.
The free weekend includes the base game plus the Wastelanders and Nuclear Winter updates. Limited access to the Fallout 1st premium memberhsip will give Fallout 76 gamers an idea of what to expect from upgrading, and Bethesda may be able to entice more people to the service after the free weekend if the package feels valuable enough to them.
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