Bethesda are introducing Fallout 1st soon, a subscription service for Fallout 76. Thankfully, it will not lock out the existing players out of a game they paid for.
Fallout 76 has had a rough existence up until this point and it's about to get hammered some more by the critics. The game that launched in a despicable state at AAA price has been trucking on for almost a year now.
Following a series of fixes and new content introductions, Bethesda are looking to monetise the black sheep of Fallout family in ways other than Atomic Shop. They are introducing Fallout 1st , a subscription service that will stand at $13 a month or $100 a year. Yes, they are adding a subscription to the undoubtedly most despised entry in the series.
Anyway, the subscription will grant customers some special perks, as in special accommodations, not in-game perks. Still, some of them are really close to pay to win mechanics and it's hard to imagine they will go unseen by the community.
The perks are as follows:
- Private Worlds - Basically private sessions for a player and up to seven of their friends
- Scrapbox - An unlimited crafting component container (uh oh)
- Survival tent - A tool that provides a fast travel point, stash, sleeping bag and more accomodations
- 1,650 Atoms for each month subscribed
- Ranger Armour outfit, seen on the header image
- Exclusive icons and emotes
One would think that introducing subscription fees would require people to like a service so this means that either Bethesda don't care and don't know what they are doing or that Fallout 76 actually has enough players that like it to warrant a $13 a month price of admission.
The latter theory is quite scary since it paints a grim picture of gamers' standards.