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Fallout 76 players to receive Fallout Classic Collection for free in January 2019

Fallout 76 is a shared-world multiplayer survival game for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. The title marks an all-new direction for Bethesda's establishing post-apocalyptic role-playing series, allowing groups of survivors to explore, build settlements, and uncover secrets of West Virginia. It's a multiplayer experience which requires you to work together and form alliances. The game is notoriously buggy and crammed with other systemic problems, and it appears Bethesda is offering a small apology gift for those who have endured the game's controversial launch window. Today, Bethesda announced that anyone who has played a full release of Fallout 76 will receive the Fallout Classic Collection on PC

The Fallout Classic Collection contains Fallout, Fallout Tactics, and Fallout 2. All three games are great and don't require powerful computers to run. In a message on Twitter, the company said, "Anyone who logged into the full release of Fallout 76 in 2018 will receive an entitlement for Fallout Classic Collection on PC. This applies to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players, too." The entitlement should go live in January.

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While free games are always good, there are still a number of problems with Fallout 76 despite several large patches. Thankfully, Bethesda has committed to continual improvements, but it might be a while before we can truly call Fallout 76 a "great experience."

What do you want to see out of Fallout 76? Do these free games appease you? Let us know.

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12 Comments
  • Let me get this straight.... They're giving away games that don't generate any revenue? I can get grand theft auto I and II for free from the Rockstar site... And they didn't have to apologize.
  • I got this for free years ago from GOG... I believe it's been given away a few times since. I can't really see many people who would be interested in fallout 76 being interested in any of these games.
  • ... And that's the really sad part. These games were great for their time. I'm sure even enjoyable today.
  • I've played 76 on both X1X and PS4 Pro and it runs remarkably well on the Pro. I was surprised at how well it did. On the X1X the framerate is so bad that it is almost unplayable for me and my son.
  • Just bad programming all over the place (client-side and maybe server-side).
    And there are times, base ps4/xbox1 is smoother than pro/x, sometimes opposite.
  • My oldest son has the X1S and he says his framerates are pretty steady.
  • On my X1X have not had any noticeable framerate issues at all. My TV is only 1080P, though
  • Giving ps4/xb1 owner PC games?
  • It's not because you own a PS4 or XB1, you don't own a PC.
    Looking at the requirements needed I would guess that most of these people will also have access to a PC capable of running this collection.
  • Yeah, I have the games installed on my 7 inch atom powered tablet and they run fine. They are actually pretty good games to play on the go so long as you don't mind carrying a mouse around with you, be great if they could update the games to work with touch.
  • Fallout 76 is is half price in Psn store it seems too bad to be true since the game is not that old at all. The game has to be super bad since the its so cheap now
  • So how does one go about getting the games? Will they just appear in your store purchases and be ready to be downloaded or will they send an email with instructions on how to get the games?