Despite riding on a wave of anticipation, Fallout 76 has been plagued by a myriad of problems upon its release — one of the most mind-boggling being the unfortunate leak of their customer’s personal data via their support ticket system.
Considering their pretty serious blunders, it’s clear Bethesda’s got to do some damage control, so… maybe it’s not too much of a surprise that they’re throwing their Fallout 76 players a bone with the promise of a free Fallout Classic Collection.
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
Admittedly, it’s not a very big bone. The Classic Collection only costs S$6 on Steam right now — 70% off with the Steam Winter Sale going on, it’s usually S$20. But there’s a certain idiom out there about mouths and gift horses.
While it was initially positioned as a Fallout 76 pre-order bonus, the Classic Collection can now be claimed by anyone who has logged into Fallout 76 in the year of 2018, and it includes all of three titles: Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel. Players can expect to get their hands on the freebie by early January 2019.
Bethesda hasn’t yet announced how the free games will be rolled out to players, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed that the process will be mostly painless.
JoYFQ is a Gryffindor who distracts herself from the pitfalls of capitalism and hegemonic representations by reading fanfiction. Has surprisingly good RNG luck in games. Probably just jinxed herself.