Pre-order Fallout 4 on Xbox One now and get Fallout 3 on Xbox 360 in a week

You can pre-order Fallout 4 on Xbox One right now, and pass the time until November 10 with Fallout 3 - as long as you don't mind plugging your Xbox 360 back in.

Pre-orders for Bethesda's latest post-nuclear role-playing game are live on on the Xbox Store. And as Bethesda and Microsoft announced back at E3, pre-ordering the Xbox One version will also net you a download code for Fallout 3 on Xbox 360. The code should arrive in your Xbox message box seven to 10 days after you complete the Fallout 4 pre-order.

Too bad Fallout 3 isn't on the Xbox One backwards compatibility list yet, or else Preview Program members could have it all on one console straight away. Still, free Fallout 3 is a pretty compelling reason to pick up Fallout 4 up on Xbox, assuming you're one of those inscrutable few who hasn't already spent dozens of hours as a Lone Wanderer.

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.