Fallout: New Vegas preorders scavenging in-game gear

Bethesda details retailer-specific digital bonuses for prepurchasers of Obsidian-developed action RPG, due this fall.

Obsidian Entertainment's Fallout: New Vegas might not yet have a hard launch date, but publisher Bethesda Softworks is already gearing up for the game's Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC retail release. In May, the publisher announced the New Vegas Collector's Edition, one that will include, among other pack-ins, branded poker chips, playing cards, and Dark Horse Comics' game-based graphic novel All Roads.

Today, Bethesda announced a range of retailer-specific incentives for those who preorder any version of the action role-playing game. While the particulars of each preorder pack are different, they all include a range of in-game gear, including armor, weapons, and supplies.

The Classic Pack will be available at GameStop, and it includes the armored Vault 13 suit, a Vault 13 canteen, a weathered 10mm pistol, and five stimpaks. Amazon preorderers gain the Tribal Pack, which contains tribal raiding armor, a broad machete, five bleak venom doses, and 10 throwing spears.

New Vegas bears a striking resemblance to the old.

Those who pick up the game through Wal-Mart or Steam get the Caravan Pack, offering lightweight leather armor, a sturdy caravan shotgun, four repair kits, and a pair of binoculars. Lastly, the Mercenary Pack is available through Best Buy, and it brings with it lightweight metal armor, a mercenary's grenade rifle, three super stimpaks, and three doctors bags.

The follow-up to 2008's Fallout 3, New Vegas is set in the Mojave Wasteland and casts players in the role of a courier who gets shot in the head over a package and is left for dead. After recovering, players will be free to roam the desert, exploring new areas, modifying weapons, and getting wrapped up in the larger conflict between the New California Republic and the slave-trading Caesar's Legion.

Fallout: New Vegas is currently scheduled to ship this fall. For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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snowinspace
snowinspace

wait now I have to buy 4 copies arg....

sheah1
sheah1

@Sleepychicken Actually no, some of the items (the throwing spears for example) are still in the game, but the equipment in the classic pack and I'm pretty sure a few others are unique to the pre-order, this link has it all in. http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Fallout:_New_Vegas_add-ons Thought I'd tell both people who were saying it.

sheah1
sheah1

@K-Grogg Actually no, some of the items (the throwing spears for example) are still in the game, but the equipment in the classic pack and I'm pretty sure a few others are unique to the pre-order, this link has it all in. http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Fallout:_New_Vegas_add-ons

Jeebes007
Jeebes007

I've preordered since January, but I can't remeber where though lol. I'll just have to see what bonus I get when it comes out.

electronic_eye
electronic_eye

Personally, I love Fallout 3 (has been my all-time fav. since it released) AND Borderlands. As far as all the tempting pre-order bonuses, even though I work at GameStop, I'm probably gonna have to go with the Tribal Pack. Love me some Raiders and throwing spears (!)...just awesome.

BallisstiXXX
BallisstiXXX

Borderlands f0ck1ng blows, nothing further.

BombayNugz
BombayNugz

im not gonna lie preorders are slightly annoying.. but its not my choice if they make one or not so im just gonna go with the shotgun pack- fallout ftw

BallisstiXXX
BallisstiXXX

Did I mention that the overrated co-op for Borderlands was overrated too?

BallisstiXXX
BallisstiXXX

Since were talking about a sequel to THE rpg dungeon crawler looter shooter of the year, I might as well shoot down that other game that calls it self the best..... Borderlands. People have done nothing but prasie that game, so warning borderlands fanboys this will offend: Borderlands does not even reach half the scale Fo3. Fallout 3 was the best game of it's kind ever, and no one can best them at it because it's it's own genre. Borderlands ripped off the horrible control scheme from Call of Duty. I am saying the truth when I say that the only way that Borderlands suprised me was combination of avarage shooter gameplay, with even more avarage dungeon crawler gameplay, and the DLC for it didn't impress me either. All in all, it earned a hardcore "nothing special" from me. Fallout New Vegas will kill borderlands 2.

quiksurfer
quiksurfer

i thought i saw devil may cry 5 from the back view

bioghost
bioghost

I would just like the normal game.

Omegka
Omegka

i dont see why people would preorder the pc version for the items there will be mods with tons of better items

xEpiphoneSG
xEpiphoneSG

Best Buy is the best buy (ahahaha puns) for me.

Sunscour
Sunscour

Just took my gaming Folgers can to my local coin-star, then went to place my pre-order. Now back to saving change.

SirMordredX
SirMordredX

@K-Grogg Well at least we have no doubts that the game will be a descent role-playing experience with plenty of user-defined mods in wait. Obsidian are vets after all. Imagine a cryengine Fallout, that would rock - it'll never happen of course.

K-Grogg
K-Grogg

*continues being tired of waiting for a new engine from Bethesda*

K-Grogg
K-Grogg

@ wopchop10 Those items are still in your games. The pre-orders affect what your character's starting loadout is.

theindexcard
theindexcard

I Truly fail to see how taking a pre-order on a game is a scam....by offering you bonuses for doing so it benefits you because you get that free stuff. PLUS if you want the collectors edition are you NOT going to reserve it? then come up day one and see if its still there? Stupidity And not only that but you start paying it off... the publishers want you to preorder the game so they have more of an accurate idea of how many copies they will sell, so they know how many copies to send out... there is no "Scamming" about it... Stupidity

Incredible_Bulk
Incredible_Bulk

how can you scam people out of money on a preorder? Doesn't the amount you put down gets subtracted from the total you'll pay on release day? So if you put down $20, you'll get $20 knocked off the total, right? I fail to see the scam in this, Urlacher54. Also, if you don't like a particular pack, get your pre-order somewhere else. You are crying about a deal that was intended to make gamers excited for a game's launch, and help them start with better equipment. That is not a scam.

sleepychicken
sleepychicken

Oh my god, you guys are really this thick. Everything in every pack in the article can bet gotten IN THE GAME. It's just like a starting care package. None of this crap is exclusive. Please use some common sense.

J0nGalt
J0nGalt

Urlacher54, you are a moron. You CHOOSE to buy it. If you choose to buy it because of add ons then you scammed yourself and Bethesda did not have a thing to do with it besides giving you options, waaaaah boo-hoo. Lets not also forget that the content they do give you is only aesthetic in nature or only marginally useful. Its not game changing or overly powerful. Its equivalent to getting an extra pair of shoes with your Barby doll more often than not. In this case its an enticement to their customers to give them an indication of how well it will sell out of the finish line, big F-ing deal. And yes, I just pre-ordered it because the last fallout was 10/10 and because you suck, not because this one has lame extras. Have fun with that failed boycott.

Urlacher54
Urlacher54

This sort of behavior by a developer is absolutely un-called for. There is NO reason why any person who buys the game from any particular retailer should have access to some content and not others. We all paid for the game, and if you took the time to pre-order it, then you've probably been waiting for it for a while. You should have access to ALL content within the game. This is just a cheap trick by Bethesda to try to get people to talk their friends who might be on the fence into pre-ordereing the game (instead of waiting for reviews) so Bethesda can scam more money out of the consumer. I do not condone this behavior by publishers, and so I will now NOT be pre-ordering Fallout New Vegas.

azrael2514
azrael2514

I want the items from the Best Buy preorder but I have a ton of trade in value at Gamestop I can switch over to the preorder of this and save myself some money but I don't like the items. I'm so torn.

Eurban
Eurban

I fell in love with Fallout series back in 1998. I glad Bethesda keeps the fire burning!!!!

Humorguy_basic
Humorguy_basic

In the UK, no doubt, as per normal, it will be the DVD thrown into a brown paper bag with a slip of photocopied paper saying 'collector's edition costing £59.99 and only available in Tesco's!

ParisSun
ParisSun

I hope they make all those packs available for everyone at some point.

Heshertonfist
Heshertonfist

Retailer specific DLC is ridiculous but I am looking forward to new Fallout.

dnch
dnch

i hope they dont f it up like they did with alpha protocol

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Really looking forward to this. Im still playing F3 even now. I just pray NV isn't plagued with the same issues I'm having with F3. My save is over 16MB and is constantly freezing, despite advice from Bethesda. In their words "there is nothing more we can suggest and we are sorry for the inconvenience." That is hardly acceptable.

Alucard1475
Alucard1475

I pre-ordered mine collectors edition for PC...Whatever they put in, I'm sure it won't be rigged to explode.

Pr3acher
Pr3acher

@ syam32245340 silly troll, fallout is one of the best franchises ever, and fallout 3 was a great part of it, I hope NV does not disappoint.

gamer082009
gamer082009

Sure miss Fallout..Q4 can't get here enough.

sleepychicken
sleepychicken

You all do realize that reading the list with a little common sense will tell you that these "packs" are nothing but a starter kit of stuff you can get in the game no matter who you preorder from. It's not exlcusive stuff. It's just a gift bag of crap you can collect on your own.

Pete5506
Pete5506

I still want to see more before I preorder

sagameister3
sagameister3

Hmm, the best buy and gamestop are pretty tough choices to choose.

green_dominator
green_dominator

Why does Best Buy get the Grenade Rifle? That's all I'd really want......for weapons that I know of anyway..... It would be nice if they release some of that stuff later for those who didn't reserve the game or for those who don't shop at the other stores..... I don't do business with Wal-Mart, They are the evil empire.

JDWolfie
JDWolfie

And it has to be a really damn good amount of in-game content. Not just one or two costumes. The only game recently that I can think of that was worth buying new was Mass Effect 2.

JDWolfie
JDWolfie

Seems like the best one is from Gamestop. I'm defenitly not getting the collector's edition. A stupid making of DVD and some cards. No exclusive in-game DLC = No buy

Ashevillian26
Ashevillian26

Don't waste your money on the collecters edition, just buy the game and the guide. Then you will still have money to put down on the download contenet that will be relesed by Dec 2010.

falcOWNS
falcOWNS

imma get dat collecters! :)

WiteLite
WiteLite

@inaka_rob what if the ""weathered pistol" is a pistol that shoots weather effects..like lightning, or strong winds!!! Then you'd keep it. that would be pretty cool.

InExcelsis
InExcelsis

awsome just another thing i get with my preorder

GodsPoison
GodsPoison

Im not pre-ordering, dont feel the need too. The stuff put up for pre-orders is stuff any item scrounger and scavenger like myself will be able to find and then replace with better stuff in less time than it takes too install the game the first time.

Alex_09
Alex_09

Why would I pay 70 dollars for this game when a game of the year version of it will be released within the following year for the same price? For once I'm happy I'm "behind" on my gaming.

Mar044
Mar044

got the collectors with gamestop :)

XanderZane
XanderZane

I've alread pre-ordered mine at Gamestop like 3 weeks ago. I'm getting the Collectors Edition because I want the graphic novel and the cards will be cool as well. All the in games items that are specific for each store can still be had in the game. You just get some of them to start out with and they aren't even close to being the best armor or weapon in the game. So it's really no big deal/ After you level a few times, you'll be throwing that stuff away anyways. Don't get uptight over that.