Fallout 76: Migrate Your Bethesda Launcher Account to Steam to Continue Playing

Prepare to make the change.
Prepare to make the change. Bethesda

Last week, it was announced that the Bethesda Launcher would be discontinued. To continue playing games like Fallout 76, the plan is to move the PC Bethesda.net community to Steam. We finally know when the big day is: April 27. That's going to be the date when all Bethesda Launcher players can head over to Steam.

When that day arrives, Fallout 76 players can still access the game through the Bethesda Launcher but won't be able to conduct any real-money transactions like buying Atoms or renewing Fallout 1st membership.

The final date to keep in mind is May 11. When that day arrives, players won’t be able to log in or play Fallout 76 through the Bethesda Launcher. That means players need to finish the migration to continue their adventures in Appalachia on Steam. So, Bethesda Launcher players need to switch as early as they can to avoid interruptions when Fallout 76 logins are disabled in May.

The good news is the entire migration process won’t take too long and a tool will be made available to make the transition seamless. There’s even a link to the tool, which will be provided on April 27. Once the migration is done, player accounts should be available on Steam within minutes. It may take longer during periods of high volume though.

Another drawback is for players who don’t have Fallout 76 on Steam. They need to download the latest version before they can continue playing.

Doing all of these is going to be a chore for many players. But players should be happy to know that there’s a silver lining. Those able to migrate from April 27 to May 11 are awarded 10 rank-ups on the Season 9 Scoreboard. The gift ranks will be applied when Season 9 begins in June. What do you think? Is that a good enough reward?

Learn more about the migration to Steam here. Fallout 76 is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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