Bethesda introduces controversial Fallout 76 premium membership option

Shawn Knight

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Bethesda on Wednesday launched a premium membership for Fallout 76 that affords paying subscribers a wealth of new features, exclusive items and benefits.

Private worlds have been requested since before Fallout 76 even launched, Bethesda said, and now they’re available through Fallout 1st. Private worlds can accommodate up to eight total players, or you can opt to play completely solo.

Only the owner of the world needs to be a paying subscriber; all other invited members can join free of charge. In the event the owner of the world leaves, the world will persist as long as someone else in the world is a Fallout 1st member.

Subscribers will also receive a monthly stipend of 1,650 Atoms (in-game currency), exclusive discounts in the Atomic Shop, a Scrapbox with unlimited storage to hold extra crafting components and a new Survival Tent that serves as a forward operating base and fast travel point.

Members will additionally receive an exclusive outfit, player icons and emotes, we’re told.

Fallout 1st is being offered on a monthly basis for $12.99 or you can opt for a 12-month membership for $99.99, a savings of 36 percent over the monthly rate.

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Danny101

TS Guru
If I had money to burn, I'd do it. A walled off multiplayer for a select group of friends would be cool. I'd put forth the idea of one player hosting for free, but a dedicated server would be much better and that costs money whether Bethesda charges it or somebody else does.
 

Shaitan

TS Rookie
Bwhahaa. For this, I'll seed whatever of their old games I'll be able to find on the sails of the bays of u-know-where...
 

Nobina

TS Evangelist
Is Bethesda aware of the shitshow and is doing this on purpose as a joke or something? Or the logic might be that people who still play this are in it for good so might as well cash in on them.

If you're still investing anything into this game after dozens of screwups you deserve whatever garbage Bethesda throws at you.
 
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Evernessince

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If I had money to burn, I'd do it. A walled off multiplayer for a select group of friends would be cool. I'd put forth the idea of one player hosting for free, but a dedicated server would be much better and that costs money whether Bethesda charges it or somebody else does.
No one said anything about a dedicated server. You get your own world instance, of which will likely be one of 50 or more on a server. There's a reason EA and now Bethesda are forcing people to rent tiny portions of their servers. It's far more profitable then opening it up to 3rd parties.
 

chuck817

TS Rookie
Poring money into a pit of hell is not going to solve the problem of a bad design game that the consumers/gamers call crap (polite wording).
Close the game and call it a failure would be the correct thing to do.
Somebody at Bethesda refuses to admit they have a failure on their hands.
Take the hint and do the right thing take the loss and learn from your mistake
 
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