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Bethesda are retiring their PC launcher and moving all their games to Steam

Published: 16:24, 22 February 2022
Bethesda Launcher is no more
Bethesda Launcher is no more

Bethesda have officially announced that their PC launcher will be shut down this year. Starting in early April 2022, players will be able to migrate their Bethesda games to Steam. 

Bethesda's underwhelming PC launcher is finally being shut down by the publisher. Bethesda announced the news via their blog, revealing that all their games library will be moved to Steam.

So if you own Bethesda games on their launcher or even have some cash in your Bethesda app wallet, you will be able to migrate both to Valve's platform starting in early April 2022. 

"The migration to Steam will include your game library and Wallet – meaning you will not lose anything from your account. Many games will also have their saves migrated, with a few requiring some manual transfers."

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To play Bethesda games via Steam, you'll still need a account, though.

Bethesda launcher will be officially closed in May 2022, a month the migration to Steam starts. 

Bethesda's launcher has been available for several years but it was somewhat expected that it comes to an end, especially after the Microsoft acquisition. 

Since Microsoft have two storefronts on PC - Xbox app and Microsoft Store, Bethesda launcher would not really make a lot of sense for them since the company also release their games on Steam too. 

You can find the official FAQ and other details regarding the Bethesda launcher and Steam migration on the official Bethesda blog.


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