In the world of Fallout, October 23 marks the day that the bombs first fell. While that might seem like an odd anniversary to celebrate, Fallout 76 is doing just that with a free-to-play week, which is active from now until October 26.
You can currently play the full game–including the Wastelanders and Nuclear Winter expansions–for free on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Any players who enjoy their time in the wastelands and decide to keep going after this week will find that their progress carries over, and the game is discounted by 60% until October 27. The exact price will vary depending on your region.
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There are some other discounts running in-game during this event, so all players can pick up Atom Packs at a discount:
500 Atoms: 20% off base price1000 Atoms (+100 bonus Atoms): 25% off base price2000 Atoms (+400 bonus Atoms): 30% off base price4000 Atoms (+1000 bonus Atoms): 35% off base price
Furthermore, all players will be able to access a preview of Fallout 1st, the subscription service that gives you private servers. Until October 26, you can find a preview available to purchase in the Atomic Shop, which will give you some of the membership benefits for the rest of the free-to-play period. You’ll gain access to the Scrapbox and Survival Tent.
Fallout 4 is also on sale this week, with the base game and GOTY edition discounted by 70%, and the Season Pass and DLC packs cut by 60%. It’s worth remembering, though, that if you’re buying a PS5 and subscribe to PS Plus, you’ll get Fallout 4 through the new Plus Collection.
Fallout 76 has struggled since launch to hold our attention, although the Wastelanders expansion saw a marginal improvement–check out GameSpot’s 5/10 review. The game is also on Xbox Game Pass, so subscribers to that service will still be able to access the game after this trial.
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