Fallout 4 is free to play this weekend starting Thursday


If you still haven’t played Fallout 4 despite all the ways it’s available, you’ll get your chance to play it as much as you want starting this Thursday. You can download the game for PC Feb. 1 and continue playing through Sunday, Feb. 4. It’s available through Steam only, with all versions of the game on sale. 

Fallout 4 will go for 33 percent off its regular price, and the Fallout 4 Game of the Year Edition as well as all its SLC will be 40 percent off. You can get the season pass for 50 percent if you still need the rest of the installments.

There are quite a few, including Automatron, Wasteland Workshop, Far Harbor, Contraptions Workshop, Vault-Tec Workshop, Nuka-World, and the High-Resolution Texture Pack on offer. That makes seven that you can pick up and play with, though the Texture Pack of course offers mainly cosmetic upgrades. 

Fallout 4 is a massive undertaking, so it’s safe to say you probably won’t get through it all in just a few days, but luckily there is a discount to help soften the blow of purchasing the entirety of the game if you decide you can’t live without it. If you do decide you want to play the game forever, you’ll get to keep all of the progress you made during the free Steam weekend. It’ll be a big download to go ahead and grab all of it, but it’ll be worth it. There’s gobs to do in the wasteland.