Bethesda is attempting to apologize to fans who played Fallout 76 at launch—by throwing free games at them.
Starting sometime in early January, anyone who played Fallout 76 in 2018 will be able to download the Fallout Classic Collection. While this collection of games is PC-only, all players who were early adopters of Fallout 76, regardless of console, will be able to download the collection and play PC versions of Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics.
The entitlement offer isn’t live yet, but should appear in “early January,” according to Bethesda. Users will have to claim the offer before the end of the month. The offer will only apply to those who logged into the full release of the game, not just the beta, and users must have logged in during 2018, so picking up a copy and starting fresh right now won’t do you any good.
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
At the moment, Bethesda hasn’t revealed how the collection will be distributed, but we will likely find out more details when the entitlement goes live. Be sure to check back for more updates on how to pick up your free games.