Bethesda’s launcher is disappearing, but you can get your games back on Steam for free

Bethesda will discontinue the Bethesda.net Launcher this year and will allow people to move their games and Wallet to Steam from early April, the company announced on Tuesday. You can open and play games on the Bethesda launcher until May.

Every game you own on Bethesda’s launcher will be available for free on Steam. When you migrate to Steam, “you will not lose anything from your Bethesda.net account,” Bethesda says. “Many games will also have their saves migrated, and a few will require some manual transfers. For games that require this, you’ll still use your Bethesda.net login to log in to play.

However, Bethesda will only let you migrate what’s on your Bethesda Launcher to Steam — you can’t use the Switch as an opportunity to bring your games and saves to PlayStation or Xbox, according to the company’s FAQ.

Despite closing the launcher, Bethesda.net accounts persist. “Your Bethesda.net account will not be lost and will still be accessible on our website and in-game, and we will continue to support all Bethesda.net accounts with our future titles,” the company said. And your Bethesda.net friends list will be merged with Steam’s “post migration”. In front of Fallout 76 players, Bethesda has put together a FAQ page specific to that game.

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