Publisher Bethesda Softworks announced in a new update this week that starting April 27, users who purchased titles through the Bethesda.net launcher will be able to migrate their launcher-connected PC games to Steam, in addition to any in-game saves and in-game virtual currencies associated with those games.
In February, the company announced that the Bethesda.net launcher would be retired. The latest update from Bethesda indicates that starting May 11, players will no longer be able to play and access games in the Bethesda.net launcher.
As detailed in Bethesda’s now-updated Q&A FAQ, any title purchased through the Bethesda.net launcher will be available to users on Steam for free. Players’ Bethesda.net accounts will remain active and will still be accessible through the Bethesda.net website and in-game for titles that require players to log in to play. The company points out that during the retirement of the Bethesda.net launcher, Bethesda.net accounts will continue to be supported with future titles from the publisher.
Virtual in-game currencies connected to Bethesda.net wallets will be transferred to Steam once the migration process is complete. The same goes for saves and game progress, although Bethesda states that while some saves will transfer automatically, some saves may require users to manually copy their saves to their Steam folder. Once the process is complete, users will need to re-download and install their games on Steam.
Plus, friend lists for games like Fallout 76, Eternal destiny, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, Rage 2and Death Loop will also be transferred to Steam along with game saves and virtual currencies.
Bethesda.net users will retain access to their games through their Bethesda.net library and will be able to transfer their games to Steam after the Bethesda.net launcher retires on May 11. If users already own games in their Bethesda.net library on Steam, the migration process will still work, but users will not receive anything for items they already own on Steam.