Bethesda compensates Fallout 76 players with three free Fallout titles

    
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It’s not exactly an apology, but Bethesda is clearly trying to make amends for the rocky and disappointing rollout of Fallout 76 by giving out free games to those players.

The studio announced that anyone who has logged onto Fallout 76 this year will be treated to the Fallout Classic Collection, a game pack that includes Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics. Bethesda said that the freebies will be handed out in January to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 players.

While Fallout 76 sold fairly well, especially on consoles, fans have strongly expressed their disapproval over the mishmash of single-player, multiplayer, and extreme bugs. With faulty ticket systems, possible lockboxes on the way, and a 2019 game plan that isn’t really stirring up hype, it doesn’t seem that a few retro games are going to mend the rift between the studio and its fans.

Source: Twitter. Thanks, TJ!

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rafael12104

Heh, when I first read the headline of this article, I thought “titles” refered to in-game player titles. Heh.

It wouldn’t have surprised me.

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Schmidt.Capela

The ironic part is that in practical terms this amounts to nothing.

Fallout 1, 2, and BoS are all very old, with graphics that haven’t aged well and following control and difficulty conventions a couple decades old. This doesn’t make them bad games, far from it — if evaluating games for their RPG aspect, Fallout 2 is the best game in the whole series — but it means most players won’t give them a fair try because they are too dated. And the players that would give them a fair try most likely already have those games, given that they are very famous and very good old games, and have even been available for free in the past.

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McGuffn

I wonder if these are Steam keys or Bethesda Launcher keys.

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Koshelkin

So Fallout 76 players get a decent game after all, or rather two, Fallout 1+2 are fantastic and I daresay even Fallout Tactics is better than 76.

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BalsBigBrother

I think it is a nice gesture even though I already own two copies of these games already and this will be my third copy.

I imagine people are still going to complain or put a negative spin on it just because Fallout 76. The same people would still complain if they gave away their entire catalogue of games and all future games simply because they want to crap on anything Bethesda does good or bad.

They deserve the criticism for the dumpster fire launch of F76 but they are patching it and they are trying to make it better as they go forward. Hopefully they won’t trip over their own feet again anytime soon.

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Rottenrotny

When anyone says something even remotely positive about Fallout 76.

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“The new christmas coal” Justin Olivetti – 2018

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Yangers

Actually better games than Fallout 76.

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Armsbend

Better games than every Fallout game that came after them.

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Dug From The Earth

Have a bunch of games that our company didnt even create! Games that are not even the same genre for the player base that bought 76! But who cares! the games are only a couple of bucks each anyway, so no sweat off our back. Free things though, so like, are we cool now?

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Tandor

Not to mention, old games that all true Fallout fans will already have.

It rather comes across as an invitation to go away and play those games, we don’t want you here flooding our game with negative feedback!

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Phubarrh

Seriously, how many people who shelled out $60 for this game didn’t already have multiple copies of the originals?

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Giggilybits

Is this game really that bad? Looks like The Division, Destiny or Warframe type game in the Fallout Universe. Maybe ill wait till it goes bargain bin price.

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Ironwu

I can recommend viewing the Angry Joe Show Fallout 76 Angry Review (watch first) and Fallout 76 Angry Extended Discussion. They are both quite revealing.

I am sure that over time F’76 will be patched into some form of playable game. But after having purchased and played the previous games, starting with Fallout, I will be giving this one a permanent pass.

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Godnaz

Looks like The Division, Destiny or Warframe type game.

Not the same genre or even the same quality.

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Rottenrotny

It’s actually quite fun. Go watch some streams and make the decision for yourself, because people on the internet are going to spew hyperbole trying to make sure you don’t like it.

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GiantsBane

To be honest, it’s not really as bad as the extremely loud minority of people screeching on the internet would have you believe. The problems lie more with some misleading remarks regarding the games direction from one of the people in charge that I think led to some expectations that were way beyond what the game delivered.

Now some people complaining about bugs I wasn’t able to experience during launch, maybe it was specific to certain gfx cards / drivers etc, hard to say, but gameplay wise the game was exactly what I’d expected as someone who wasn’t closely following the game with pie in the sky hopes of it being some new messiah sent down to save us and give us something it wasn’t.

Some of the complaints are definitely valid, but the majority of what I’m seeing is way over exaggerated by a crowd of people that had some misled / unrealistic expectations. It’s ok, I learned my lesson in closely following / expecting the world from games in development after following Darkfall from its inception though to launch, now THAT was a hard lesson.

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Looks like The Division, Destiny or Warframe type game in the Fallout Universe.

It’s more of a Rust type of game, except worse in every way – more bugs, less social, smaller structures, less structures to build, worse animations, worse performance, more exploits, worse PvP and so on.

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John Mclain

Unfortunately… yes, yes it is. And then some. And unlike many who bash it, I’m basing it off of first hand gameplay and not some review or youtube/twitch moron’s impression of it. It’s a brokenly buggy game, that is also devoid of all… well… content/story/gameplay/fun/balance/originality/graphical fidelity/quality/etc/etc/etc. The ONLY thing this game has, is a large decently made map to explore, once you’ve explored the map, the game is over.

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Nathan Aldana

‘we;re giving you two great games and a completely fucking terrible game, so basically our entire sum output”