The Bethesda launcher is going bye-bye later this year. The developer-publisher, which is behind greats such as The Elder Scrolls series, Fallout 4, and the upcoming space epic Starfield, is shuttering its own platform and migrating its games over to Steam.
“We encourage our Bethesda.net Launcher community to continue their experience on Steam,” Bethesda explains in a blog post. “In early April, you will be able to migrate your Bethesda.net library to your Steam account” – so, any game that you own on the company’s launcher will be free to then pick up on Steam, with all of your purchases carrying over to their new home. So, virtual currency balances and add-ons like DLC and cosmetics will automatically make the journey over to Steam.
It’s worth noting, too, that “many” game saves will also transfer over to Steam, though there’ll be some that you might need to copy over manually. “At this time, we expect almost all save progress to be transferable automatically or manually with the exception of Wolfenstein: Youngblood, which currently is unable to transfer,” the studio explains. Fret not if the manual copying malarkey ends up applying to you, though – instructions on how to manually transfer game saves are on the way “soon”.