Fallout 4 is going to be a big game. This is true in both the filesize and fan reactions senses of the word, with the game promising to feature dozens of gigabytes of data, as well as millions of purchases all over the world. This could mean long wait times for those that purchase digitally, especially those that have slow or spotty internet. Luckily, Bethesda has confirmed that pre-orders on PS4, Xbox One, and PC will be able to pre-load the game, having it ready to go as soon as it launches.
Pre-loading has become a bit of a standard as of late, with most AAA games offering the feature sometime before launch. This is especially helpful, as it means the game simply unlocks at the pre-determined launch time, rather than having to start a download that could take multiple hours. They didn’t give a specific day or time that the game would be available to pre-load, but with it already being complete, you should expect it any day.
Of course, this only applies to those that have pre-ordered the digital version of Fallout 4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Physical games, including those on PC that contain a Steam code, will have to wait until the actual unit arrives at your house.
Fallout 4 hits PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 10th.