If you're confused about the incentives that Bethesda is offering for pre-ordering Fallout: New Vegas and its Collector's Edition, this handy FAQ will most likely answer your most urgent questions. BioWare really should have drawn up one of these for their DAO and ME2 incentives:
If I already pre-ordered the game, will I still get the content offered by that store?
If you've already pre-ordered your copy of the game, you'll receive whatever pre-order digital pack that store is offering. For instance, if you had already pre-ordered from Gamestop, you'll receive the Classic Pack when you purchase and pick up the game upon its release.
I want a specific pre-order item, but the pack I'm interested in is not yet listed as being available with the purchase of the Collector's Edition. What should I do?
Not all stores that are planning to sell the Collector's Edition have linked the pre-order item to the CE yet. Keep an eye on your favorite retailer's website to see if they add it at a future date.
If I don't pre-order a certain pack, what items will I not be able to get later in my gameplay experience?
If you look at the pre-order digital pack images below, you'll see that there are items designated as a *Pre-Order Exclusive these items will only be available with that specific pre-order digital pack. As for the items listed at the bottom of each image (Also Includes*), these items will be available to you as an added benefit at the beginning of your quest in Fallout: New Vegas, but they will also found within the Mojave Wasteland during your gameplay experience.
If I pre-order from different locations, will I be able to access multiple pre-order digital packs within one game save?
Pre-Order items are given to customers once the game is picked up for purchase. If you have purchased the game at multiple retailers, yes, you'd be able to access any and all digital content within one game save.
Also be aware that the content will be delivered by way of a code. The code will only be redeemable once.
Outside of purchasing the game from multiple outlets, is there a way to get multiple pre-order incentives? And how will I receive the extra content for the game?
We have no announced plans to sell these packs separately. You should plan on pre-ordering from the retailer that sells your favorite pack. When you pick up the game upon its release, you'll receive the pre-order incentive.
It should be noted that the Collector's Editions will be available on a limited basis. While we will be offering them at various retailers, once they're out of stock, they will no longer be available to pre-order.
Will other territories be getting the Collector's Edition and similar pre-order offers?
As already indicated, digital pre-order packs and the Fallout: New Vegas Collector's Edition are planned for release in other territories. As we have more information to share on this (soon!), we'll be sure to let you know.
If you've pre-ordered from a store in another territory that will be offering digital pre-order packs, you'll receive whatever pack that store is offering.