There are several trademark aspects of the Fallout franchise that will strike a chord with longtime followers of the series. Whether that be the beloved Pip-Boy gadget or the bobble heads resembling the series’ mascot Vault Boy, there’s no shortage of unique charm scattered about the upcoming Fallout 4 that is sure to instil nostalgia amongst the franchise’s dedicated player base – and that holds especially true for the series’ in-game currency, Bottle Caps.
One super fan decided to take gathering the fictitious wealth of the Fallout series outside the game, and began collecting bottle caps following the release of Fallout 3. Following the announcement of Fallout 4, however, the super fan decided he’d try to cash in his immense, metallic collection in exchange for copy of the finished title. Much to the delight of the company’s public relations team, the offer has been accepted by Bethesda.
The gamer in question goes by the handle GatorMacheteJr, and he’s been documenting his adventure in shipping Bethesda all 11.2 pounds of his ever-growing bottle cap collection. Many started following the gamer’s exploits on Imgur as he waited on an official message from the developers behind the upcoming game, and the gamer finally ended up receiving one from none other than Bethesda’s global community lead, Matt Grandstaff.
After sending out a comedic tweet about the shipment and its odour, Grandstaff apparently contacted GatorMacheteJr and informed him that he would be receiving a copy of Fallout 4 for his platform of choice – which just so happens to be the Steam version for PC. Understandably, the motivated super fan was ecstatic by this and immediately proceeded to updated those following his story on the situation, hence this article.
This move was a smart one for Bethesda, as it shows that the company is more than willing to reward fans for their loyalty. It’s also a unique situation that likely won’t be repeated, so those hoping to score a free copy of the game with their leftovers from this past weekend likely won’t be rewarded – nor will their livers. Still, it’s a neat way to have fun with the fan base surrounding Fallout 4.
What do you think of Bethesda’s decision to reward this fan for his creativity and initiative? Would you like to see other companies make similar initiatives? Get at us in the comments.
Fallout 4 will arrive for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 10, 2015.