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Fallout 76 creators grant wish of 12-year-old boy with terminal cancer (Picture: Wes Fight Against Neuroblastoma/Facebook)

A 12-year-old boy with terminal cancer had one of his final wishes granted, as Bethesda helped the youngster play Fallout 76 before it was released.

The game isnt scheduled to come out until November this year, however Wes got to try out the game early after he was heartbroken that he wouldnt get the chance to play the Power Armor Edition.

Wes was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma at just five-years-old, and was recently told that they had to stop treatment after finding out it would do more harm than good at this stage.

Taking to Facebook, his parents shared a post revealing how their son cried after realising he wouldnt get the opportunity to play the game.

Bethesda Grants Wish Of Terminally Ill 12-Year-Old Who Wanted To Play Fallout 76 Early METRO GRAB taken from: https://www.facebook.com/Wes.Fight.Against.NB/photos/rpp.254186801265281/2375219882495285/?type=3&theater Credit: Wes' Fight Against Neuroblastoma/Facebook

The youngster got to play the game before its release (Picture: Wes Fight Against Neuroblastoma/Facebook)

They wrote: Days after Wes had been told that Sloan [Hospital] wanted to stop treatment, he cried to us that he just realised that he probably would never get to play the Power Armor Edition of the new Fallout 76 game he had preordered as soon as it was announced back in June which isnt set to be released until this November.

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He brought it up multiple times in the following days.

However, Matt Grandstaff, an assistant director at the video game company Bethesda, attempted to cheer the little one up by taking a copy of the game and driving four hours to drop it off at his house in Virginia.

Bethesda Grants Wish Of Terminally Ill 12-Year-Old Who Wanted To Play Fallout 76 Early METRO GRAB taken from: https://www.facebook.com/Wes.Fight.Against.NB/photos/rpp.254186801265281/2375219882495285/?type=3&theater Credit: Wes' Fight Against Neuroblastoma/Facebook

His parents say it made him happier than youd ever know (Picture: Wes Fight Against Neuroblastoma/Facebook)

He also took Wes a replica Power Armor helmet, which hed got signed by the face of Bethesda Game Studios, Todd Howard.

According to Comicbook, the experience made him made him happier than you know.

The company are known for helping out terminally ill children through the the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Geoff Keighley at Gamelab spoke to Eurogamer about their set up with the charity and claimed its the greatest thing they do.

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He said: We dont talk about it a lot. I am now, but its a very private thing.

The one takeaway is the family – because they always come in with their family – they think its just a fun “this is what my child wants to do”, but then they see this operation of hundreds of people and what were doing and how passionate we are, and they leave with this new connection with their child and it is… its seriously magical.

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