Microsoft’s purchase of Zenimax and Bethesda brought changes not only in terms of games and properties changing hands, this acquisition also includes a series of changes and movements at the operational level that affect the infrastructure of some of Bethesda’s own applications and services.
This is the case of your Bethesda.net launcher, which will no longer be accessible from May 11. This means that from the 27th of this month until this date you have time to migrate your games and wallet to Steam, if you don’t do it within this time you will lose everything.
Bethesda launcher is shutting down in May
Migrating from one service to another will be simple, there will be a wizard that will walk you through everything you need to say goodbye to the launcher and bring your games into the Valve ecosystem. The migration will also allow you to take your games with you, so technically you won’t lose anything. Of course, you will also get your purchased digital currencies like Fallout 76 Atoms, Rage Tokens, Rage Coins, Wolfenstein: Youngblood Gold, etc.
Even if I don’t see the reasons why you cannot transfer your account to your Xbox profile on PC, at least it’s good news that you don’t lose anything. Although if, if you want to play any of your games developed by the company, you must continue to use your Bethesda credentials and account, it does not go away.
When the migration process is available, we’ll let everyone know and update this FAQ with a link and information on where and how to migrate. Please note that you will be able to start the process at any time once it becomes available, but starting May 11, you will no longer be able to play your existing games on the Bethesda.net app. After this date, you will still be able to access your library, but you will no longer be able to play.
If you have any questions, you can consult the Bethesda.net Launcher Shutdown Frequently Asked Questions, the truth is that this section is quite complete.