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Fallout Fan Who Sent 2,000 Bottle Caps to Bethesda Getting Free Fallout 4

11 pounds of bottle caps can buy you a copy of Fallout 4, at least as long as you're the first person to try.


The Fallout fan who shipped more than 2,000 bottle caps to Bethesda Game Studios will be receiving a free copy of Fallout 4 upon release, just as they wished.

In a new Reddit post, GatorMacheteJr revealed that Bethesda community lead Matt Grandstaff had been in touch to say they would be getting a copy of the game in November. Separately, Grandstaff posted a picture (below) on Twitter of the boxes of bottle caps, confirming they were indeed mailed to Bethesda. He has also since tweeted to reaffirm that the Redditor will be getting Fallout 4.

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Earlier this month, GatorMacheteJR posted several pictures on Reddit, explaining how they had become a Fallout 3 fan, which prompted them to save every bottle cap over the period of seven-plus years. Those were then shipped to Bethesda along with a note explaining how the bottle caps--used as currency in the Fallout games--were meant to be payment for a preorder of Fallout 4.

Lest you start trying to amass your own 11-pound pile of bottle caps, don't expect Bethesda to extend this offer to anyone else. Grandstaff said on Twitter, "[F]or being first, he deserves the recognition."

We learned a lot about Fallout 4 at E3 last week, including the fact that mods will be supported on Xbox One (and maybe PS4), your dog is immortal, and Bethesda thinks it might be doing too much. The game is due out for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on November 10.

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