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Fallout 76 Tricentennial Edition $19.99 @ Walmart.com


#1 JKSonic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2726 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:28 PM

Walmart.com has Fallout 76 Tricentennial Edition for $19.99 (org. 79.99) on both XBox and PS4.  Regular edition is $17.  This is NOT the in-store price!  To get the price you'll probably either have to pick it up online in a couple days, or PM elsewhere.

 

Supposedly the game has gotten much better since launch and at E3 they announced they have a big update on the way to vastly improve the single player experience too.

 

https://www.walmart....x-One/584128888

https://www.walmart....hesda/715073298

 

https://www.walmart....x-One/495181109

https://www.walmart....ion-4/905465231

 

Be warned, I went to Best Buy to price match and it was a huge ordeal.  At least at my store, their POS system wouldn't let them take it that low because it's still $80 there.  The assistant manager was there so he tried, couldn't it get to work.  He called corporate, they couldn't do it so they escalated it to the senior advisors and they couldn't do it either.  The lowest it would let them take it was I think $30.50 or something.

 

Anyway, what he ended up doing for me since it was a legit PM was taking it as low as the system would let him, and then he issued me a free gift card for the difference and applied it before I paid...so I ended up paying $19.99+tax.



#2 MonkeyBrainSync  

MonkeyBrainSync

Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:33 PM

I may bite on this. I have a 10% coupon about to expire at WM anyway (long story re: previous order and refund issue). Curious if in fact the game has gotten "better" or wait till Black Friday sale (or next winter sale potential). 



#3 Das_Regal   oh god CAGiversary!   1131 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:43 PM

Impressions, coming from someone who has played about 120 hours or so. 80 last year, 40 this year.

 

The cons:

  • The main quest has some exciting, interesting moments, but an excessive amount of filler.
  • Way too many of the game's quests are framed around discovering information about something that's already happened.
  • Camp build budgets are disappointingly small.
  • Storage weight limits can be cramping to playstyle.
  • The game is still somewhat buggy. Most quests work well, but there's a lot of visual issues and crashes every 5-10 hours of play.
  • A lot of assets are reused from FO4.

The pros:

  • There are damn good reasons to replay the game through several times if you like building characters. You can't make a "jack of all trades" type in FO76.
  • The new perk card system is pretty well done.
  • There are a lot of subtle QoL improvements over Fallout 4.
  • Equipment comes in leveled variants which provides a steady sense of progression.
  • The survival stuff isn't overbearing, and can actually be atmospheric.
  • Appalachia is varied and for the most part the regions are interesting to explore.
  • The multiplayer elements are decently executed. Taking photos with friends is fun and there's good incentives for group play.
  • Power armor is really fun.
  • The battle royale mode is surprisingly good?
  • Wastelanders is gonna be amazing, but doesn't come till Fall.

For $20 it's worth it if you enjoy the core loop of scavenging and combat from FO4 with some of its exploration. I think whether or not you will enjoy it has a lot to do with how you felt about FO4 after finishing its main story. Did you want to see more of the world, keep building your settlement, or character? Then this is a good fit for you.



#4 PikaZeroX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   108 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:58 PM

There's also a standard version bundle for $17.00 that includes a loot box of Fallout themed trinkets, an alleged $20 value of its own:

 

https://www.walmart....e-Box/224571091



#5 jonathansmith369   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   169 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 09:22 PM

There's also a standard version bundle for $17.00 that includes a loot box of Fallout themed trinkets, an alleged $20 value of its own:

https://www.walmart....e-Box/224571091


That loot box better be made out of canvas or I am going to be so pissed.

#6 starscream615   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   709 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 09:30 PM

ugh, I bit and pm'd bestbuy online.  Why'd I do that?



#7 Zbornak   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   793 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:01 PM

Amazon has pricematched the standard version for PS4 and XBox at $17.



#8 Goguenator   Optimus Prime CAGiversary!   1827 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:28 PM

I bit for the 19.99 on the Tricentennial Version, They will Price Match in Chat on Best buy's Website!



#9 Dr_dreadful   Banned Banned   393 Posts   Joined 1.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:46 PM

There's also a standard version bundle for $17.00 that includes a loot box of Fallout themed trinkets, an alleged $20 value of its own:

 

https://www.walmart....e-Box/224571091

 

 

Screw it, I got one. 17 bucks and a box of chinsey junk was enough for me to try this out.



#10 opportunity777   Disco Fever CAGiversary!   5243 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 01:04 AM

ugh, I bit and pm'd bestbuy online.  Why'd I do that?

:???:  :beer: This game was not my cup of tea. I played it for free, but it's just...boring. Hopefully, you enjoy it for the effort you put in to PMing.



#11 KrayzieKMF   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3121 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2019 - 01:56 AM

I think this game would have been great if they made it like Fallout 4. The lack of NPC's made it really boring for me.



#12 JKSonic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2726 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2019 - 02:41 AM

There's also a standard version bundle for $17.00 that includes a loot box of Fallout themed trinkets, an alleged $20 value of its own:

 

https://www.walmart....e-Box/224571091

Saw that too but didn't have enough time to add it to my post...had to pick up the kids from camp.

 

:???:  :beer: This game was not my cup of tea. I played it for free, but it's just...boring. Hopefully, you enjoy it for the effort you put in to PMing.

Hopefully haha, I'm a huge Bethesda fan in general and love Fallout so hopefully...

 

I think this game would have been great if they made it like Fallout 4. The lack of NPC's made it really boring for me.

They announced at E3 the next big update will add NPC's and focus on single player...  I'm half considering not even playing it until then.



#13 Licasguy   Boosh! CAGiversary!   284 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2019 - 02:51 AM

I played since B.E.T.A. and honestly for me it was worth it then, and with all the new stuff in the last few months, 19.99 and under is an absolute no brainer.



#14 Dranakin   Member Since Oct 2003 CAGiversary!   2962 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2019 - 02:54 AM

Is it just digital stuff? I already have FO76, so it probably doesn't make sense to spend $20 just for this stuff.

#15 dracula   i'll buy that for a dolla CAGiversary!   5071 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2019 - 04:56 AM

Still too much



#16 inverted_fray  

inverted_fray

Posted 21 June 2019 - 06:25 AM

Walmart.com has Fallout 76 Tricentennial Edition for $19.99 (org. 79.99) on both XBox and PS4.  Regular edition is $17.  This is NOT the in-store price!  To get the price you'll probably either have to pick it up online in a couple days, or PM elsewhere.

 

Supposedly the game has gotten much better since launch and at E3 they announced they have a big update on the way to vastly improve the single player experience too.

 

https://www.walmart....x-One/584128888

https://www.walmart....hesda/715073298

 

https://www.walmart....x-One/495181109

https://www.walmart....ion-4/905465231

 

Be warned, I went to Best Buy to price match and it was a huge ordeal.  At least at my store, their POS system wouldn't let them take it that low because it's still $80 there.  The assistant manager was there so he tried, couldn't it get to work.  He called corporate, they couldn't do it so they escalated it to the senior advisors and they couldn't do it either.  The lowest it would let them take it was I think $30.50 or something.

 

Anyway, what he ended up doing for me since it was a legit PM was taking it as low as the system would let him, and then he issued me a free gift card for the difference and applied it before I paid...so I ended up paying $19.99+tax.

Wouldnt it have been much faster to just put in the system that you paid the $30.50 in cash, but not actually charge you. Then with that receipt do another price match for the $19.99 price and then charge you that price + tax.



#17 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   1336 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2019 - 11:54 AM

Wouldnt it have been much faster to just put in the system that you paid the $30.50 in cash, but not actually charge you. Then with that receipt do another price match for the $19.99 price and then charge you that price + tax.


no, because then their books would be short $30

#18 Woocls   Grumpy Old Gamer CAGiversary!   1225 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2019 - 11:59 AM

no, because then their books would be short $30


I think they meant do a price match guarentee where they adjust the receipt and refund you the difference. Then the books would match.

#19 SlimSkeletor  

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 12:14 PM

I got the $17 version with the loot box solely for Nuclear Winter. I had the trial and the battle royale was so fun that I had to get it. The best Fortnite skins cost $15 to $20 so this felt like a no brainer. I’ll play the main game when the human NPCs arrive in the fall.

#20 Dr_dreadful   Banned Banned   393 Posts   Joined 1.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 03:51 PM

I think this game would have been great if they made it like Fallout 4. The lack of NPC's made it really boring for me.

 

 

To me fo4 was the worst one. I found the entire game to be bland and boring. It was like they just took the basic idea of what fallout is, threw in a bunch of building stuff, and tried to make it appealing to all. Couldnt walk 3 minutes without finding something or being pushed to a quest, it had no sense of exploration as you were constantly tripping over yet another bandit camp or mutant squad.

 

It had no teeth either, no slavery, nothing youd expect in a post apocalyptic world, no sense of a unhinged society, or sense of dread. Just mutants, robots, and occasional cartoon like bad guy. I know its rated M, but damn I want it to be rated M for more than just cursing, blowing up mutants and very very softly suggested adult themes.

 

I found myself running through it just to get it finished.



#21 RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21222 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 03:57 PM

I'm tri-curious.



#22 Super Strider TurbulenceEX   Son of the Old Gods CAGiversary!   767 Posts   Joined 2.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 05:43 PM

To me fo4 was the worst one. I found the entire game to be bland and boring. It was like they just took the basic idea of what fallout is, threw in a bunch of building stuff, and tried to make it appealing to all. Couldnt walk 3 minutes without finding something or being pushed to a quest, it had no sense of exploration as you were constantly tripping over yet another bandit camp or mutant squad.

 

It had no teeth either, no slavery, nothing youd expect in a post apocalyptic world, no sense of a unhinged society, or sense of dread. Just mutants, robots, and occasional cartoon like bad guy. I know its rated M, but damn I want it to be rated M for more than just cursing, blowing up mutants and very very softly suggested adult themes.

 

I found myself running through it just to get it finished.

Oh, you are in for a treat then. Fallout 4 is AAA in comparison to Fallout76!!



#23 DANIEL   DANNY FAKnTASTIC CAGiversary!   1355 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2019 - 05:57 PM

Does this game have single player content?

#24 lochdoun   Coast to Coast CAGiversary!   638 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2019 - 06:39 PM

I'll wait til it comes to Game Pass. Fallout 4 is already there so this too is highly likely.



#25 Lord Chabelo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1164 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 07:34 PM

I guess I need to thank the OP for making buy this game....?

#26 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   5447 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2019 - 08:31 PM

76 is actually better than 4 in most regards. Lack of NPCs and story are weak points, graphics aren’t quite as crisp, but the environment and enemy variety are far superior to 4. It’s just a more interesting game imo ... and the card system is better than 4’s system where you didn’t really have to make any real choices on character progression if you play long enough.

#27 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 21 June 2019 - 09:01 PM

I'll wait til it comes to Game Pass. Fallout 4 is already there so this too is highly likely.

That's what I'm betting on. I have GPU until June 2022 so I'm sure it will be there in 3 years. Although for $19.99, it's still a good deal. I just have too many other games on my backlog to get into another Fallout game right now.



#28 dancefreak   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   23 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 11:12 PM

Bestbuy chat pricematch was easy and hassle-free.  I probably won't bother too much with it until Wastelanders drops but seemed worth the twenty bucks to check it out.



#29 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   15021 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2019 - 05:51 AM

Walmart.com has Fallout 76 Tricentennial Edition for $19.99 (org. 79.99) on both XBox and PS4.  Regular edition is $17.  This is NOT the in-store price!  To get the price you'll probably either have to pick it up online in a couple days, or PM elsewhere.

 

Supposedly the game has gotten much better since launch and at E3 they announced they have a big update on the way to vastly improve the single player experience too.

 

https://www.walmart....x-One/584128888

https://www.walmart....hesda/715073298

 

https://www.walmart....x-One/495181109

https://www.walmart....ion-4/905465231

 

Be warned, I went to Best Buy to price match and it was a huge ordeal.  At least at my store, their POS system wouldn't let them take it that low because it's still $80 there.  The assistant manager was there so he tried, couldn't it get to work.  He called corporate, they couldn't do it so they escalated it to the senior advisors and they couldn't do it either.  The lowest it would let them take it was I think $30.50 or something.

 

Anyway, what he ended up doing for me since it was a legit PM was taking it as low as the system would let him, and then he issued me a free gift card for the difference and applied it before I paid...so I ended up paying $19.99+tax.

Don't bother in-store because they're correct, the system will not override over ~60% off. Last time this happened, they gave me a ton of shit over it and I turned right around and had online chat do it from my car. Walked in to pick it up half an hour later and pretty sure the manager saw I had gotten it anyway. Win.



#30 e3man01   Cheap Assin' before most of you even picked up a controller CAGiversary!   394 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2019 - 07:25 AM

Thanks a ton, OP! This has been on my radar since launch but with a gaming appetite far exceeding the budget, a CheapAss I must be.