Bethesda seems to be in a state of emergency after their buggy, unsatisfying new game, Fallout 76, continues to be buggy and unsatisfying for the vast majority of players who slapped down money for it. And it seems almost every time Bethesda winds up in the news these days, it’s either some catastrophe they authored or some effort on their part to rectify their own mistake.
And in this particular case, their effort is trying to earn some goodwill with their player-base by reminding them of a time when Fallout was actually a good series: which is why anyone who bought and played Fallout 76 can now download and play Fallout 1, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, absolutely free.
Here’s what you do: download the Bethesda Launcher for your PC (yes, even if you played Fallout 76 on consoles). Then, sign in with your account credentials: from there, you should get an offer to download the Fallout Classic Collection from the games menu. Do that, and you’ll be good to go.
Free games, of course, are always nice, it’s just a pity this feels more like an apology than a gift. It’s still not impossible for Fallout 76 to become good, of course, but if it ever does, it won’t be for a while, yet…