Fallout 76, Bethesda’s newest open-world game set before the events of prior Fallout titles, has released just over 10 days ago and we’re already seeing some pretty hefty discounts, even from the publisher Bethesda themselves.
Not only does the official Bethesda store have the game on sale for a lower price of $40, but almost every other big online retailer seems to have a similar price as well, such as Gamestop, Amazon, and Best Buy.
These discounts, popping up just days after launch, seem to be due to the poor reception that the game has received.
We published our Fallout 76 review just a few days ago and our own editor, Chris Jecks, gave the game a 2.5 out of 5, which is a “poor” on the Twinfinite rating scale. Chris was not only plagued with game-breaking bugs, but he felt as if the game didn’t know what it wanted to be, stuck between being multiplayer and single-player focused at the same time:
“At times, it tries to deliver that narrative-driven Fallout experience fans have come to know and love. And at others, it tries to push the boat out in a new, exciting multiplayer direction. But it never commits to either of these things and as such, feels lost in an uncomfortable middle ground that seldom satiates the desires of either single-player or multiplayer fans.”
Fallout 76 is now available on PS4, PC, and Xbox One. You can purchase it for $40 on Bethesda’s official site right here.