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Get Fallout 4 VR code for free when purchasing an HTC Vive

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Despite making you face the horrors of a nuclear holocaust head-on, fully immersed, Fallout 4 VR is one of the most hotly-anticipated virtual reality games on the way before the end of the year. And now, as an HTC Vive exclusive, it's just got even easier to get for VR newcomers.

Purchase a new HTC Vive, and Bethesda's irradiated open-world RPG is yours through a redemption code free of charge (opens in new tab)

While the HTC Vive package itself remains pricey even after a price drop (packing the headset, two controllers and two motion-tracking sensors in for AED 2,599), that does save you having to fork out for the game on top, which itself costs AED 239.

Pip-ing Oculus to the post

It was quite the coup for the HTC Vive when Bethesda Softworks announced that Fallout 4 VR would exclusively come to its platform, eschewing the Oculus Rift (while PlayStation VR meanwhile gets the studios other big hit, Skyrim, converted into VR). Bethesda's parent company, ZeniMax Media, has long been embroiled in a legal battle with Oculus over potential patent infringements, which is likely a contributing factor in Fallout 4 VR skipping the Facebook-owned hardware.

For those that pick up a new HTC Vive, Fallout 4 VR will be shipped as a download code upon its release on December 12. Existing Vive owners that pick up Fallout 4 VR independently will be treated to a three-month subscription to Viveport, the HTC Vive VR game subscription service.

The news follows the announcement of a hardware refresh from Sony, making minor quality of life improvements to its PlayStation VR headset.

Abbas Jaffar Ali
Abbas Jaffar Ali

Abbas has been living and breathing tech before phones became smart or clouds started storing data. It all started when he got his very first computer- the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. From computers to mobile phones and watches, Abbas is always interested in tech that is smarter and smaller because he believes that tech shouldn’t be something that gets added to your life- it should be a part of your life.