A wasteland survivor in a power suite in Fallout 4

For those of you who have held off on picking up Fallout 4, your patience is being rewarded with an upcoming definitive version of the game. Bethesda today announced Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition, which will give you everything you need to survive the apocalypse on Sept. 26.

Originally launched nearly two years ago, Fallout 4 has kept players coming back for more with multiple DLC packs, new game modes, and community-driven mod support. According to the announcement from Bethesda, this latest version of Fallout 4 will include all of that, and it will be ready to roll in about one month's time.

In the game, the player takes on the role of the sole survivor of Vault 111. When you finally decide that radiation is better than dying alone, you head out into the wastelands to explore, help out strangers, shoot mutants and eventually help determine the fate of this post-apocalyptic world.

According to a press release from Bethesda, the Game of the Year Edition of Fallout 4 will include all six add-on packs, including Nuke-World, the Vault-Tec Workshop, the Contraptions Workshop, Far Harbor, Wasteland Workshop and Automatron. Any free content that was added to the game, like Survival mode, will also be included in this latest version of Fallout 4. Since it's the Game of the Year Edition, it'll also receive the requisite graphical enhancements. And according to Bethesda, that much-beloved mod support will be available free of charge on both PC and consoles, letting players alter the way they enjoy the game.

The regular version of the game will set you back the usual $59.99 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. However, if you're into swag, then you might want to take a look at the Pip-Boy collector edition, which will be made available exclusively in North America. For a hundred bottle caps, you can claim the GOTY version of Fallout 4, as well as a Valut-Tec Perk Poster, a Pip-Boy Pocket Guide, and one of those wearable Pip-Boys that were so popular when the game first launched. You can actually plug your own smartphone into the thing and wear it, if you're looking for future cosplay ideas.

As Bethesda is quick to point out, Fallout 4 garnered a lot of critical success, including more than 200 "Best of" awards during the year it originally launched. It's taken them a bit longer than expected to offer up this GOTY version, but that's understandable considering how busy they've been lately. Their entire E3 2017 showing focused on games due out within the next several months, including a VR and Switch version of Skyrim, as well as sequels in the Wolfenstein and The Evil Within series. But if you're still playing catch-up with their games, this latest version of Fallout 4 is certainly worth checking out.

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