To participate, players will simply need to reply to one of Bethesda’s tweets with a guess as to how many bottle caps a suit of power armor can hold. The suit appears to be a full-size replica of the ones found in-game, though it seems the caps are only actually held in the armor’s chest piece. The winner will be announced on November 14th, the day Fallout 76 is released, so there’s still a lot of time to put in guesses. Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to participate, and the winner will be drawn at random from a pool of whoever guesses correctly.
The prize doesn’t exactly come out to a lifetime of free Xbox Live Gold, though. The exact prize is a code for 2 years of Xbox Live Gold and a $2,280 American Express cash card, which is enough for 38 years of Xbox Live Gold if the winner opted to buy the $60 yearly option. The winner will also take home a custom Fallout 76 Xbox One X console, which adds even more icing to the cake. This isn’t the first bit of promotion Bethesda has engaged in, as they recently did a beta stream with Ninja and Rick and Morty.
Players will just have to guess how many caps are actually inside of the armor, though there’s a chance that it’s 2,076 or some other number associated with Fallout lore. Game Rant can confirm, however, that there are indeed more than twelve caps in the chest piece.
Fallout 76 is now just a little more than a week away, so gamers don’t have much longer to wait until they can wander the Wasteland with their friends. The game has already had its fair share of controversy, and Bethesda has stated Fallout 76‘s bugs won’t all be fixed before launch. Still, it’s the beginning of a new chapter for the franchise, and it will certainly be interesting to see how its success, or failure, affects Bethesda’s other games.