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.
ANYONE who logged into the full release of #Fallout76 in 2018 will receive an entitlement for Fallout Classic Collection on PC. This applies to Xbox One and PS4 players, too.
The entitlement is expected to go live in early January. pic.twitter.com/U8pJwrk0PV
— Bethesda (@bethesda) December 22, 2018