Bethesda has come out to definitively state that Fallout 76 isn’t about to turn into a free-to-play game, following rumors that suggested this might be the case.
Clearly, such speculation – based on reported shortages of stock of physical copies of the game at an Australian retailer – was always on very dodgy grounds. Because while Fallout 76 has certainly got off to a shaky start – prompting Bethesda to offer a freebie as part of a placation effort to those who bought the game last year – matters certainly haven’t got that bad, that quickly.
At any rate, following a post on Twitter in which a gamer complained that if it was going free-to-play, they would want a refund, Bethesda replied to say there is no truth to this speculation.
There is no truth to this rumor.January 22, 2019
So there you have it. Fallout 76 has courted controversy since it first launched last November, to largely lukewarm reviews – our first impressions took the game to task for lacking the personality that characterizes the franchise.
So it’s perhaps not surprising that people are taking the time to fan any flames pertaining to the MMO.
That said, if you browse the many replies to the above comment on Twitter, you’ll find that as well as the haters, there are also folks now defending the game, including the original poster who observed: “It’s a great game imo once you get rid of the notion of it being FO4 online.”
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Via PC Gamer (opens in new tab)