As Bethesda’s reputation steadily falls in the eyes of fans, the company’s attempts to salvage the situation haven’t been very successful. Fallout 76 was unable to meet the expectation of many fans, and the whole canvas bag debacle only made the situation worse. It looks like that Bethesda has not given up hope yet, as they are now rewarding all owners of Fallout 76 with a free copy of Fallout Classic Collection.
In a tweet shared by the official Bethesda account today, the company announced anyone who logs into Fallout 76 before the end of the year will be entitled to receive Fallout Classic Edition for the PC. Fallout 76 players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can also cash in on this offer.
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
Fallout Classic Edition
Fallout Classic Edition is a bundle of the original Fallout games, consisting of Fallout 1, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics. The entire bundle retails for about $20 on Steam, but a current promotion has slashed the price by 70%. Interplay, the company who developed the Fallout Classic games, passed the rights to Bethesda after going out of business in 2004.
The reaction from fans has not been very pleasant. As you might expect, Bethesda compensating for a lackluster AAA game by granting free copies of a bunch of decade old titles has angered many fans. Majority of the fans, especially console users, are unhappy about receiving three PC only games.
But why would a console player want PC games? pic.twitter.com/zA89TSl7M8
— Btot (@BtotWasTaken) December 22, 2018
Regardless, all those who log in to Fallout 76 should expect to receive Fallout Classic Edition sometime in early January 2019. Personally, I think that Bethesda hoping to redeem itself in the eyes of fans by providing free gifts is not the right move.