Imgur user GatorMacheteJr sent Bethesda 11.5 pounds of bottle caps to pre-order Fallout 4.
One of the trademarks of the Fallout universe is the use of bottle caps as money. It's also one of those things that doesn't much sense you actually think about it but hey, who are we to argue with the post-apocalypse? Silly as the idea of bottle caps for currency is however, there are some in the real world possessing the guts to actually give it a try.
Imgur user GatorMacheteJr, for instance, recently decided to test Bethesda's sense of humor by attempting to pre-order Fallout 4 with bottle caps. "I only saw prices listed in pre-war dollars," he said, in a letter written to the publisher. "I wasn't exactly sure what the exchange-rate is these days, so I went ahead sent everything I've been able to save since I played Fallout 3 for the first time." According to Gator, that amounts to a whopping 2,240 caps collected over the course of 7.5 years of "hoarding." The caps, in total weigh 11.2 pounds, all of which he's shipped to Bethesda's Maryland office.
The big question, of course, is how Bethesda will respond. On his Imgur page, Gator fully admits that he hopes enough people will learn about his pre-order effort to make the company's "too nervous" to turn him down. That being the case, we'd honestly be surprised if the publisher gave into his scheme. His moxie may be impressive, but rewarding him for this could open the floodgates for other gamers to try similar shenanigans in the future.
Fallout 4 itself is slated to release later this year on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 10th and will cost $59.99 in pre-war cash.