Microsoft adds Fallout 76 'Fallout 1st' to Xbox Game Pass perks

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Fallout 76 (Image credit: Bethesda Softworks)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft has expanded its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate perks offering with one-month memberships for Fallout 1st on Xbox consoles and PC, usually priced at $13 per month.
  • The limited-time deal grants access to the Fallout 76 service, including custom private worlds, exclusive cosmetics, and regular in-game currency allowances.
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is available at $15 per month, bundling Xbox console and PC game libraries, cloud gaming, EA Play, and more.

Microsoft has expanded its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription with a limited-time Fallout 1st trial, its paid membership for Fallout 76. The latest perk bundled with its Netflix-style Xbox subscription grants one complimentary month on Xbox consoles and PC, unlocking various bonuses in its multiplayer-centric Fallout entry. Following the free trial, the service reverts to the $12.99 regular monthly pricing, also available at $99.99 per year.

Fallout 1st was first introduced in late 2019, expanding upon Fallout 76 with various premium features excluded from the base package. Benefits include private matches, experienced solo or with up to seven friends, carving out games detached from its otherwise public servers. Members also receive exclusive cosmetics and an "Atoms" in-game currency allowance to spend via the in-game store. The base edition of Fallout 76 is also available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers.

Fallout 1st is the latest Xbox Game Pass perk joining Spotify and Disney+ in offering extended trials to subscribers. Microsoft offers one free month on both console and PC, available to claim via the Xbox app through December 31, 2021.

Its addition to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate follows Microsoft's $7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax Media, a deal that brought Bethesda Softworks and various high-profile development studios under Redmond's gaming brands. Franchises like The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and DOOM are now Xbox Game Pass mainstays, among the best Xbox Game Pass games in 2021.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is available from $15 per month, including game libraries on Xbox consoles, PC, and cloud streaming. Subscribers also gain access to dozens of Electronic Arts titles via EA Play, alongside various supplementary perks.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.