Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Celebrate global nuclear annihilation with a free week of Fallout 76

Bethesda has announced that a free week for Fallout 76 is coming later this week for all players, and will also feature a preview of its Fallout 1st programme. 

If you’re unfamiliar with Fallout lore, October 23 is known as Nuclear Annihilation Day. To be more specific, it marks the date where China brought the Sino-American War to a gruesome close by unleashing a nuclear strike on the United States. 

This quickly sunk the world into nuclear oblivion, creating the morbid universe we know and love from Bethesda’s iconic RPG franchise. So, to celebrate the occasion, Fallout 76 will be going free-to-play across all platforms for an entire week. Well, until October 26, which is close enough. 

Related: Best RPG Games 

During the free trial players will have complete access to the base game alongside the Wastelanders and Nuclear Winter updates, which released earlier this year and virtually transformed the overall experience by adding a more robust storyline, human NPCs and more. So, if you’ve been curious this is a good time to check things out. 

Bethesda will be running a selection of in-game events to attract new players while also providing Double XP for those who want to grind their characters to the higher echelons of progression. You’ll also net Double score and 25% off legendary weapons during the free trial period to boot. 

We revisited Fallout 76 following its last major update and came away impressed with what we saw, although it still lacks the heart and soul that made the franchise so special: ” The region of West Virginia now feels more alive with an increased populace, deeper quests and a greater focus on your place in its living, breathing world.  But many of its problems remain, and haven’t been improved with such a major expansion.”

Now that Microsoft owns Bethesda, we imagine Fallout 76 will become a common feature of Xbox Game Pass moving forward, and should be an effective way on attracting more players to the evolving online RPG.


Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2003, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.

Trusted Reviews Logo

Sign up to our newsletter

Get the best of Trusted Reviews delivered right to your inbox.

This is a test error message with some extra words