Rumours recently started circulating that Fallout 76 was about to go free to play. It's not.
It feels like Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic shooter has already been out for a while, especially since its early access-style beta began all the way back in October, but Fallout 76 officially launched just one month ago. And what a long month it’s been, filled with release-build bugs, post-launch updates, and a big controversy about a bag. Here’s a refresher on everything that’s happened so far.
Fallout 76 has been far from an overwhelming success, with the online multiplayer game hitting constant issues. Over the last few days, rumours that it had been pulled from shelves at EB Games store lead to speculation that Fallout 76 was going to transition to free to play.
Bethesday flat out denied those rumours.
There is no truth to this rumor.
— Bethesda (@bethesda) January 22, 2019
Part of the fuel for the rumours was Fallout 76's inclusion in a pre-owned buy one get one free sale at EB Games. Overwatch and Destiny 2 are also a part of that sale. Sometimes games go on sale.
That's it. Fallout 76 is not going free to play.