Microsoft-owned Bethesda has announced that it will be discontinuing its Bethesda.net launcher later this year. With the Bethesda.net Launcher, the company allowed PC gamers to purchase and play game titles. The transfer process will start in April and will go on till May.
According to the announcement, starting April, Bethesda.net users will have to migrate their games, wallets and earned items to Steam. The migration process is currently not finalized and once all the details are sorted out, Bethesda will provide all of its users with detailed instructions on how to transfer their games and related items to Steam.
All saved files will also be transferred once the transfer begins, with a few exceptions such as Wolfenstein: Youngblood, which may require you to manually transfer the files. The procedure for the same will also be disclosed later.
Many games and services still rely on the official Bethesda.net account, allowing players to access game modes, in-game cosmetics, and exclusive news and updates. After the transfer begins, players will no longer be able to access the games within the Bethesda Launcher. Note, once the launcher is turned off, players will not lose access to the game library, just the ability to play them.
Any virtual currency balances, Bethesda.net Wallet, and add-ons such as DLCs will be transferred automatically.
Even after the transfer, in order to play live service games like Fallout 76, players will still need to use their existing Bethesda account. Any of your Bethesda.net friends will also be transferred directly. This means that all of your Rage 2, DOOM Eternal, Fallout 76, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Deathloop, and The Elder Scrolls: Legends friend lists will remain intact after transfer.
The Elder Scrolls Online will be unaffected by this change. This development only affects PC gamers, and it doesn’t affect any console gamers.
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