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Bethesda would like $100 a year for a premium Fallout 76 membership, please

Fallout 1st is Bethesda's premium service for Fallout 76 - and it costs how much?

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Bethesda would love it if you could pay $100 a year for a premium Fallout 76 membership. That’s right, for the low, low price of $99.99, or $12.99 a month, you can have access to Fallout 1st – Fallout 76’s premium content. There is a full list of benefits that come along with the package of course, and if you’re as shocked as we were at the price, the benefits might soften the blow.

If you pay for this exclusive content there is one main asset included. You’ll have access to your own private world, allowing you and up to seven friends – because everyone has at least seven friends who play F76 – roam a secluded version of the game. In this private world you get everything you would in an Adventure Mode and mods will be made available in the future.

You get a tent. Yep. And 1,650 atoms a month to use in the Atomic Shop. You also get a scrapbox which allows you to store unlimited crafting components, and don’t forget those all important new emotes and “iconic” Ranger Armor in which to roam the wasteland. Slay, queen.

For comparison’s sake you might want to know how much you would pay for similar benefits in other games. In Minecraft, for one, you can pay £33.99 ($44) for 180 days’ subscription to the Realms service, basically granting you a private server. Double this and you get to about £68 or $87, making the Fallout 76 service still that little bit more expensive. Maybe it’s for those outfits?

The community that continues to play Fallout 76 after its less-than-successful launch has borne with Bethesda as the publisher ironed out the creases. They’ve waited and watched the virtual world grow, but this still seems like a – let’s call it gutsy – move on Bethesda’s part. Right now, the Fallout 76 Reddit is abuzz with discussion, much of it critical, but as yet it’s still too early to say if a consensus will form, or if indeed the membership will somehow prove to be worth it.