Fallout 76 Free-To-Play Rumors Debunked By Bethesda
The launch of Fallout 76 certainly wasn’t the smoothest, especially since not every aspect of the game has gone quite as well as Bethesda may have hoped. Many players and critics alike have criticized various aspects of the new gameplay aspects, and a variety of negative incidents such as the game’s nuke system not working in the beginning of 2019 have also landed the title in hot water with some people.
Combine this with somewhat disappointing sales numbers, per what would likely be Bethesda’s metrics, and some have begun to believe rumors that the game might switch to a free-to-play experience. Well, Bethesda has officially given their update on whether or not players can expect the title to go free any time soon.
There is no truth to this rumor.
— Bethesda (@bethesda) January 22, 2019
Bethesda’s official Twitter account recently responded to a fan’s post suggesting that Fallout 76 might go free-to-play. The fan question tweeted at Bethesda suggesting that if the game were to become free, that a payment of Atoms would not be a sufficient apology for the need to pay the initial price to access the game before the hypothetical switch to a free to play model. However, Bethesda apparently saw fit to deny these rumors of a switch to free-to-play in this individual interaction.
While several retailers, both digital and physical, have greatly reduced the price of Fallout 76 since its launch to entice new players to buy the game, there has been no indication on Bethesda’s part to make this move. While it is true that the game does have microtransactions like many free-to-play games, it does seem like it was structured from the beginning to operate as a full retail priced game with the optional purchases available afterwards. Time will tell if Bethesda does ever do anything to change the initial entry structure for Fallout 76, but for now, consider that particular free-to-play atomic bomb a dud.
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