Fallout 76: Prima Official Platinum Edition Guide
Updated: Jan 16, 2021
Immerse yourself in the largest Fallout environment ever with the Platinum Edition guide to post-nuclear West Virginia! (Fallout 76 video game not included.)
Collector’s Case: Safely hold your collectibles in a premium slipcase with foil-accented logo and magnetic closure.
Numbered Art Print: Original Fallout 76 concept art printed on 7.75” x 9.75” high-quality paper.
Three Mini-Journals: Reach for one of these pocket-sized notebooks the next time you need to scribble down a nuclear code! Each journal features Tricentennial-themed cover art and 64 pages of either blank, lined, or grid paper.
Appalachia Regional Postcard Pack: From the wooded slopes of the forests of Appalachia to the noxious crimson expanses of the Cranberry Bog, commemorate your travels through West Virginia with this custom six-postcard pack featuring art from each game region.
Local Brew Beverage Coasters: Labels from all five in-game varieties of beer adorn these durable coasters.
Premium Double-sided Map Poster: Over 850 primary and secondary locations are labeled on this 22.5” x 36” poster map. Wander with purpose using this comprehensive overview of important locales and the collectibles they hold!
Collector’s Edition Guide with Alternate Cover and Treatments: This version of the hardcover guide, with alternate cover art and endsheets, plus a ribbon bookmark and matching endbands, can only be found inside the Platinum Edition.
Inside the Guide: Detailed training, breakdowns of every quest, guides to building and crafting, tips for teaming up, and a meticulous world atlas. It’s the ultimate reference for Fallout 76!
Digital Bonus: Unlock your digital version of this guide with the free code included inside. With interactive maps and a new checklist tool, it's an essential digital companion to your adventures!
* Fallout 76 video game not included.
The Fallout community is pretty divided when it comes to 76, I haven't even touched it since the last beta session and even uninstalled it to make room for other games. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ But! I'm certainly not going to pass up on a good deal on Fallout merch, so back in November when this guide was discounted at $70.29USD (original price $114.99 on Amazon) I wasn't going to pass it up, they even discounted it further back in January so now it's $66.62! Special thanks to Jess a.k.a. spartan_jess on Instagram for the heads up on the second price drop. I should also add that Prima Games is closing up shop Spring 2019, so this is your chance to own one of their last game guide releases ever.
Anyways, you're here to see photos of what this guide ACTUALLY looks like, because if you're like me, yes stock photos are nice but in-hand photos are much nicer and helpful. So let's get right into it, shall we?
Here's the slipcase and the game guide itself, the slipcase with a gold foil-accent 76 logo and I'm gonna be honest, the magnetic closure is pretty fun to play with haha. The slipcase measures approximately 12" x 8" x 3 1/4". The game guide is hardcover so it's pretty damn heavy and features the 'Dawn' key art from the game, and it's a bit hard to see from my photo but the gold on the Fallout 76 logo is also a foil-accent which is a nice touch. The front and back covers featuring 'Work with Others' and 'The Relic' key art from the game, and a peek at the inside of the game guide. The yellow ribbon is a bookmarker. I've only leafed through this, but the pages have a nice touch and weight to them, with the guide color coded into 6 sections: Training, Crafting and C.A.M.P.ing, Inventory, Quests, Atlas, Bestiary, and Appendices. It shouldn't be surprising that Atlas is the biggest section, taking up nearly half of the guide, haha.
The inside of the slipcase, I like that the extra goodies (the real reason why I bought this to begin with) has its own slipcase, which is pretty neat! The yellow reminds me so much of mac and cheese, I also love the repeating Vault-Tec logo, can we please get some official custom fabric pretty please??
Here's everything that's inside the goodies slipcase: art print, journals, coasters, postcard set, map poster, and a code for the eGuide version. Does anyone even use the eGuides? I always forget they exist. ^^;
'Charleston' concept art by Ilya Nazarov. The numbered art print is 7.75” x 9.75” and the listing says it's printed on 'high quality paper' so I was expecting something flimsy, but it's pretty thick and much like cardstock. It had a plastic sleeve to protect it from scratches and scuffs, as I'm sure the contents of the shift around in the slipcase.
Here's the 22.5” x 36” double sided poster map, with my trusty Vault Boy Funko Pop! figure for scale, plus some detail shots of one side of the map. One side covers primary locations and the other secondary locations. The poster itself has a textured feel to it? I keep thinking it reminds me of parchment paper or something I'd see in the scrapbooking section of a craft store haha, if anyone knows the type of paper used please let me know in the comments!
Who else LOVES notebooks? Well you get a set of 3 with the guide, hot diggity dog! The notebooks measure approximately 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" with 64 pages each, note the repeating Vault-Tec logos on the inside covers. Each notebook also has a teeny Vault-Tec logo on the back.
The inside of each notebook: grid, lined, unlined. I think these would be great to scribble your notes for the game, or work it into a Fallout 76 cosplay, the choice is yours~
5-piece coaster set that I'll never use because I don't want to mess them up because the logos are too damn cool. 4" in diameter. Which one is your fave? I gotta go with Old Possum Malt Liquor because possoms!!
6-piece 4" x 6" postcard set featuring the various regions in Appalachia: The Mire, The Forest, Ash Heap, Cranberry Bog, Toxic Valley, and Savage Divide. I'm still REALLY hoping we get some kind of artbook or something for Fallout 76. ;-;
So, the $66.62USD question is, should you buy the Fallout 76: Prima Official Platinum Edition Guide? My answer is yes! It's worth it for the extra goodies alone, plus the hardcover is pretty fucking cool, and it all comes wrapped up in a nice slipcase. I'm really hoping that even though Prima Games is closing its doors soon, that it won't mean the end of special edition game guides as I still enjoy collecting them for my favorite games.
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