Extended to the April 28th

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Fallout 76 – Special Steam Offers

When Fallout 76’s Wastelanders expansion launches on April 14, the entire game (including Wastelanders) will also be launching on Steam. Of course, many of our PC fans who have played the game through the Bethesda.net Launcher would also like to have the option to play on Steam, so we have a special offer just for you. From now through 11:59pm ET, April 12, if you have already purchased Fallout 76 on Bethesda.net, you have the opportunity to get the game on Steam, including Wastelanders.

All you have to do to get your free Steam copy of Fallout 76 is go here and link your Steam account to your Bethesda.net account before 11:59pm ET, April 12. When the Steam version is available, you will automatically receive your Fallout 76 entitlement.

Please note, you will not be able to transfer your Atoms or Fallout 1st membership balance between Bethesda.net and Steam. Additionally, Atoms you earn are specific to one platform or the other. However, items you have purchased through the Atomic Shop will be available in both Bethesda.net and Steam.

As a reminder, Wastelanders is a free expansion for players who already own the base game and you will not have to make an additional purchase to receive this new content. If you don’t already have the base game, you’ll be able to get the Wastelanders edition on April 14.

If you haven’t purchased Fallout 76 on Bethesda.net, we still have a surprise for you when you join us on Steam. From April 14 through April 28, if you buy Fallout 76 on Steam (either the standard Fallout 76: Wastelanders version or the Fallout 76: Wastelanders Deluxe Edition), you will receive the Fallout Classic Collection – a bundle that includes Fallout 1, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics – for free! Those who own the game on Bethesda.net and activate their free Steam copy will also receive the Fallout Classic Collection during that two-week post-launch window.
FAQ

We know you may have some other questions relating to this Steam news and we wanted to make sure we covered off on some of the major ones that may pop up.

-Does my progress carry over between Steam and Bethesda.net?

All game progress carries. Atoms and Fallout 1st membership entitlements are the only parts which are not integrated due to technical limitations.

-Will there be achievements?

Steam has the same achievements that are on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Be mindful that you will need to start a new character if you wish to obtain some of the quest-related or level-related achievements.

-If I move to Steam can I still play with my friends on Bethesda.net?

Yep! Your friends list on Bethesda.net is the same as the one on Steam. So, all PC players can play together, regardless of launcher.

-Will my Atoms transfer from my Bethesda.net account to my Steam account?

No. Your Atoms will not be transferrable from Bethesda.net to Steam. However, if you use your Atoms to purchase items from the Atomic Shop, these items will carry over to your Steam account if you’re logging in with the same Bethesda.net username.

-Can I get a refund or transfer my Atoms from Bethesda.net to Steam, and vice versa?

Unless you would otherwise be entitled to a refund under our Terms of Service, unfortunately, we will not be able to transfer or refund Atoms. We recommend spending your Atoms prior to switching launchers.

-What happens when I buy Atomic Shop items using my Steam account and then log into my Bethesda.net account?

All owned items go with you regardless of which PC platform you are using to launch the game. Anything you buy in Bethesda.net will show up in Steam and vice versa.

-I have Fallout 76 on PS4 or Xbox. Will I also get access to Wastelanders on Steam?

Only PC players on Bethesda.net will be able receive Fallout 76 on Steam.

-Will you transfer my Fallout 1st entitlement from Bethesda.net to Steam?

Due to technical limitations, Fallout 1st memberships and Atoms cannot be transferred automatically from Bethesda.net to Steam. If you currently have a Fallout 1st annual membership, we encourage you to inform our Customer Support team to see what options are available to you.

-Do I have to download the game again if I already have it downloaded on the Bethesda.net launcher?

Yes, you will need to download the game via Steam.

If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Support team.

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Thanks for good news!

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No. It's not that hard.

From now through 11:59pm ET, April 12, if you have already purchased Fallout 76 on Bethesda.net, you have the opportunity to get the game on Steam, including Wastelanders.

If you bought it/will buy it until 11:59pm ET, April 12, you'll get it on Steam as well, no need to buy again.

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I can find a copy for 8$ but the fact that it has loads of microtransactions and a monthly premium membership feature doesn't exactly entice me for purchase. Not really keen on paying more than once for a 40$ game. I'll wait for the inevitable f2p switch before deciding to try it out.

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Eeeeeh, the microtransactions are basically all cosmetic, I haven't felt the need to put any money into the game and you can earn more than enough atoms in-game to buy whatever you want in the storefront. The only non-cosmetic microtransactions from what I know is a fridge that makes food last a bit longer and then repair and scrap kits, but you don't need any of that.

The premium membership is absolute garbage and anyone who is willing to waste money on that s just a complete idiot XD.

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Eeeeeh, the microtransactions are basically all cosmetic [...]

Except the ones that aren't and offer advantages to players despite no P2W was promised. Premium membership also has P2W elements. Not everyone is so okay with lack of ethics as you are.

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As I stated I'm only aware of fridge, repair and scrap kits that are non-cosmetic microtransactions, but you can easily get enough atoms to buy it in a day or two. yeah its P2W in that aspect then but if your playing with player damage off it doesn't really matter much.

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It has always mattered, that's why free to play games sold you ways to play faster, because then they control the experience, and increase the chance of people spending money on stuff. When full price games make dress-up games and play sims with each furniture purchaseable, that's another issue.
They make up the numbers for loot drops, equipment, enemy encounters and all kind of balance. Nothing is stopping them to slow down the "ideal" progress speed by 10-30% and then cash in on the store. Ubisoft and Warner does it with anti-grinding xp-bonuses, and in a more natural way it happened in Fallout Shelter too: the higher level your vault is, the harder to get lunchboxes, and whoever got used to the "free drug" period in the beginning will experience the need for purchasing a few. Not everyone will, but these systems prey on users, and make everyone's experience worse just because they can.

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I agree with your points but I haven't ever been the type of person who would spend money on any microtransactions. As someone who doesn't spend any money on microtransactions, I still enjoyed the game, and I was one of the suckers who pre-ordered it and had to sit through a shit ton of issue, but it was still fun :).Until they nerved the multishot explosive weapons, then it got real boring for me.

1 month ago
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this is not really free and even if it was,this game is not worth playing even if it was completely free

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I thought they were straight up releasing a free edition and moving to a boosted microtransaction hell / pay-DLC format. So I came here to call the free edition "still too expensive" but it turns out it's just a cross-platform key for current owners. Oh well.

I mean if they really overhauled the game and sorted everything out, I wouldn't begrudge them. Apparently No Mans Sky was a wreck to start off with, but apparently with a lot of time and effort they managed to inject a soul back into it. Though I think in the case of this title it's more the degree of constant hiccups, broken promises and creeping microtransaction elements, which kind of kills the feeilng of competency / good will. Then again, I'm from the outside looking in. Never played it myself and I don't plan to.

1 month ago
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the game is a joke,bethesda is a joke,I feel sorry for anyone that ever wasted their money on bethesda games and microtransactions

1 month ago
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Well, I checked some new videos about the game and...actually I liked it lol.
Like Fallout 4 with coop and REALLY large map.
And it costs ~8$ (on-some-russian-siite for Bethesda launcher + "free" Steam copy, so that's a good deal imo.

P.S. I'm not Todd Howard.

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The game is generally fun, you must just not go into it expecting an MMO style game or expecting the polish one would get with a singleplayer Bethesda game, it's well in between the two

1 month ago
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:))

If you were Tod Howard you would have mentioned that the game is soooooo much better with Fallout 1st.

1 month ago
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i kinda agree, for 10$ its a steal xD

1 month ago
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How can I see, which steam account linked to my bethesda acc?

1 month ago
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https://gyazo.com/4f4c43a3fabff0b7d2c5eeb0d86393b4 login to their site>click on your nickname>linked accounts.

1 month ago
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Ok there was no name "Steam".

1 month ago
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It's available now on Steam....and now? :D
How can I get it on Steam?

1 month ago
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How can I get it on Steam?

Wait approx. 48 hours.
Until, you know, the game will actually be released... ;)

1 month ago
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thx <3

1 month ago
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is it too late to get this now on Bethesda platform (Can get it cheaper) in order to get it on Steam Free?

1 month ago
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no its not

1 month ago
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Wow, you can now find 2$ Bethesda accounts on Russian websites and get it for free on Steam. (I don't support this in any way, just saying)

1 month ago
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where have you seen? I would like to buy

  • thank you :)
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I do support this, especially with Bethesda.

1 month ago
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It the site down (slow loading) only for me?

1 month ago
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If you haven't linked your account by now it is too late it had to be done by April 12. 11:59PM EST that is past 7 hours ago

1 month ago
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I linked it, im just checking if they have info about when we'll get it and preload it, since the mentioned something about figuring out how are we gonna preload it, if we have it on bethesda, not steam.

1 month ago
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It says you will get it when it launches on April 14.

1 month ago
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I got it on steam now.

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We are getting this SubID. I just got it too.

1 month ago
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It's now on my acc. wuhu

1 month ago
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In my account also, along with the "classic" Fallout games I didn't own

1 month ago
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I can also verify.. its in my steam account now.
Thanks for the PSA, OP

1 month ago
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now in my acc , but my bethesda backup is no use for this . and the backup was 84 gb . now its 60 gb

idk what changed in this game that much to remove 20 gb of the game

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It is in my account as well along with like other person said the classic fallout games I didn't own (I did own fallout 1, but got fallout 2+tactics free) I was suprised it was in the account already ddin't think we would get it till the release date tommorrow.

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For those of you who linked your Steam account to Bethesda but have not received your Fallout 76 pre-load, please be patient. We're in the process of granting further access now and it should show up in your Steam Library shortly.

If you missed the opportunity to link your Steam account to your Bethesda.net account, don't worry as we are extending the window to April 28.

Link your account to get your free Steam copy of Fallout76 by the end of the month.

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contact support

1 month ago
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got it, thanks

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1 month ago
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I'm glad! I was 4 hours late adding my copy! :P

1 month ago
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Accounts were linked a week ago, no Fallout 76 on steam yet. Are they making a mess again?

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my friend is having problems when trying to link their steam , it gives him this error " account linking failed please retry or contact costumer support for assistance"

1 month ago
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I have not received my steam copy, I am waiting since I do not want to download it twice once in each launcher ... how long does it take to appear in the account?

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As much hate as this game gets I feel like people should know that the wastelanders dlc is such a huge improvement to the game. It is something that should've been in the game from the start. This is a game people love to hate on but it's actually really fun. Me and my husband sink so many hours into this game everyday and there is a lot of content.

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i bought it for the singleplayer experience better that fo4 so far

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