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silly question is the standard edition preorder for Fallout 76 going to be digitial or physical disk

silly question is the standard edition preorder for Fallout 76 going to be digitial or physical disk? My laptop doesn't have a media drive (dvd bluray etc) so I was not sure if I needed to buy an external one?

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Re: silly question is the standard edition preorder for Fallout 76 going to be digitial or physic...

Hi DavidHopper –

 

Welcome to the forums and thanks for posting! There are no silly questions here, and I’ll do my best to answer this for you.

 

Historically, and in my personal experience with pre-ordering the physical PC version of Fallout 4, a redemption key with download instructions is included, and not physical discs. I did some digging, and am not seeing that this has been officially clarified by Bethesda yet. That said, I’m currently waiting to hear back from our gaming merchants to see if they can provide any additional information, and will follow up with you in this thread once I hear back.

 

Talk to you soon!

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Re: silly question is the standard edition preorder for Fallout 76 going to be digitial or physic...

Hi DavidHopper -

 

I still haven’t heard back with official confirmation yet, but wanted to let you know that I hadn’t forgotten about you. As soon as I hear back on this I’ll update you here.

 

Thanks for your patience,

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Re: silly question is the standard edition preorder for Fallout 76 going to be digitial or physic...

I am going assume that since the game requires the Bethesda launcher in order to play that therewill be a key that would be provided in the box in order to tie the game's access to one's Bethesda account. Though this is only an assumption. 

 

If the physical game does require drive access to activate the account I will be surprised but the good news is that as long as you have an open USB port you can always use an external CD/DVD drive to install the game.

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Re: silly question is the standard edition preorder for Fallout 76 going to be digitial or physic...

Hi DavidHopper-

 

Thanks for your patience while I’ve been looking into this. It sounds like we’re unable to get confirmation on these details yet, however, given past personal experience I do expect the physical PC version to come with a download code. Going forward, I recommend keeping an eye on the details section for this item on BestBuy.com for updates.

 

Happy Gaming!

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