It lived for some time however by no means actually grew up. The Bethesda Launcher arrived in 2016, but it surely sadly did not evolve into a lot of something in addition to a desktop shopper with two buttons: purchase recreation and play recreation.
And now it is being switched off. On Might 11 the Bethesda Launcher will turn out to be formally defunct, and as promised, beginning as we speak you’ll be able to migrate your Bethesda Launcher video games library over to Steam. Word: You will nonetheless have the ability migrate your video games after Might 11 when the launcher is useless. You simply will not have the ability to use the launcher itself anymore. So, you may as properly do it now.
Bethesda has a full list of instructions on the best way to start the nice Steam migration, however principally you will begin by making an attempt to go browsing to the Bethesda web site, realizing you haven’t any thought what your password is as a result of you have not logged in there in ages, resetting it, after which logging into the Bethesda web site. In your account web page, there are sidebar tabs to hyperlink your Steam and Bethesda accounts (if you have not already) and to start the switch course of.
I did it this morning and it went with out a hitch, although your expertise could differ: I solely owned 4 video games via the launcher and I might already linked my Steam and Bethesda accounts for some long-forgotten purpose. However, it labored and solely took a couple of minutes. My Bethesda video games at the moment are safely in my Steam account, and it even transferred the Fallout 76 Atoms I had in my Bethesda pockets.
Transferring your saved video games could also be a bit extra of a problem, relying on which video games the saves are for. So let me direct you to the FAQ on transferring save progress, the place you’ll be able to verify every particular person recreation to see if any further effort is required in your half. The migration will carry over save information routinely for various video games (like Fallout 76, Fallout 3, and Doom 3) however for others like Deathloop, you will should manually copy the info from the unique location and plop it into the brand new one.
Transferring save knowledge for Doom Everlasting appears particularly difficult as a result of it will not switch routinely and cannot be finished manually. It really must be finished with a conversion instrument. Doom Eternal has its own separate list of instructions here. Frankly, it appears like hell.
As for subscriptions to Fallout 76’s Fallout 1st membership, that is obtained a whole page of its own. An current membership will proceed till it naturally expires, however renewing an expired membership or beginning a brand new one will should be finished via Steam any further. Although the Bethesda launcher will proceed to work till Might 11, all real-money transactions are halting now.
The information migration hasn’t been easy crusing for everybody, and a few gamers have registered complaints concerning the account linking not working. Different points may be resolved by putting in and launching a recreation as soon as it is migrated to Steam: as an example, some customers reported buying the deluxe version of Rage 2 from Bethesda however discovered simply the usual version had migrated to their Steam accounts. Apparently, as soon as the sport is definitely downloaded and launched on Steam, the Deluxe DLC will seem.
Should you’re struggling, you’ll be able to all the time create a support ticket here, after which cross as many fingers as you’ll be able to that you’re going to obtain an answer shortly.