Bethesda has detailed its plans for Fallout’s 25th anniversary this month

Bethesda has announced several promotions running in October to coincide with the Fallout franchise’s 25th anniversary this month.

The publisher said on Monday that it’s planning a month-long celebration of the series featuring “special events”, developer retrospectives, sales and community giveaways.

Upcoming promotions include a seven-day Fallout 76 free trial, which will begin this week and conclude on October 10.

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Bethesda will be offering “deep discounts across the entire Fallout franchise” with an anniversary sale running until October 12 on Xbox and PlayStation consoles, and until October 18 on Steam.

It will also release a Fallout Shelter update next week, adding new content to the free-to-play game for the first time in over four years.

“Take on an alien threat in an all-new quest line featuring new enemies, take up arms with new weapons, recruit new Dwellers and decorate your Vault with a new celebration room theme,” it said.

Fallout debuted in 1997 and the most recent mainline series entry, 2015’s Fallout 4, is also its best-selling one, having shipped 12 million copies worldwide for launch day alone, according to its publisher.

The most recent game in the series was 2018’s online multiplayer title Fallout 76. Its Expeditions update was released in September, introducing repeatable story-based missions for groups of up to four players set in post-nuclear Pittsburgh.

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Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard recently reiterated that Fallout 5 is behind Starfield and Elder Scrolls 6 in the developer’s production queue.

Howard is working as an executive producer on an Amazon Prime Fallout TV series from Kilter Films, the production company behind HBO’s Westworld.