Today on Twitter, Bethesda announced that anyone who logged into Fallout 76 after its full release in 2018 will receive an entitlement to Fallout Classic Collection on PC.
The deal also extends to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players, although Fallout Classic Collection is only available and redeemable on PC.
ANYONE who logged into the full release of #Fallout76 in 2018 will receive an entitlement for Fallout Classic Collection on PC. This applies to Xbox One and PS4 players, too.
The entitlement is expected to go live in early January. pic.twitter.com/U8pJwrk0PV
— Bethesda (@bethesda) December 22, 2018
Fallout Classic Collection is comprised of the first three games in the Fallout series: Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics. All three games were made and released before Bethesda acquired the franchise and are quite different to their modern successors in both looks and play-style, so newer players may find them a little more challenging to play.
Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game follows the story of a Vault Dweller as they search for a Water Chip to keep their vault from running out of water and also stop everyone in their vault from being forced out into the wastes or dying of dehydration. The player only has 150 in-game days to complete their task.
Fallout 2: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game has the player assume the role of the Chosen One, a direct descendant of the Vault Dweller from the first game. The Chosen One is made to seek out a Garden of Eden Creation Kit (GECK) after their town, Arroyo, suffers from a terrible drought.
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel (not to be confused with the non-canonical but extremely similarly named Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel) takes a bit of a different direction, instead focusing on a squad from the Brotherhood of Steel as they become engaged in a desperate war. The game is only considered ‘semi-canon’, with characters from later games briefly acknowledging it in-universe.
Bethesda say that players will be able to claim the Collection starting early January. The entitlement program was originally available only for PC players who had pre-ordered Fallout 76.
If you haven’t played Fallout 76 but are still interested in playing the Fallout Classic Collection, all three games are currently available in an on-sale Steam bundle.
Source: Bethesda on Twitter.