Several classic Elder Scrolls games are free on Steam right now

Elder Scrolls Steam classic

The closure of Bethesda’s launcher apparently means free stuff

A few older pieces in Bethesda’s back catalog are available on Steam for the low, low price of free. Several Elder Scrolls games, and a Wolfenstein entry too, are free on Steam right now.

The newfound freebie seems to be due to Bethesda’s launcher going away later this year. As the company’s own platform for launching plans to go down, its games are making their way onto Steam.

In the case of three, this means some free games. Those free Elder Scrolls and other games on Steam are:

And if those whet your appetite, two more Elder Scrolls games are on Steam for cheap:

Both of those are only $5.99, ready to sate any need for some retro Elder Scrolls.

De-launcher

All the games are likely coming over as part of the de-launch of the Bethesda launcher. The company recently released some extra info on how to migrate everything over, as the switch flips today, April 27.

The migration tool goes live today and will allow users of the Bethesda launcher to transfer their games, progress, and wallet balance over to Steam. You’ll have to re-download any games like Fallout 76 too, so keep that in mind.

Then, on May 11, the Bethesda launcher goes down. At that point, anyone who wants to play one of those games will need to do so over on Steam or another platform.

There are some incentives for making the jump though, as everyone who migrates between April 27 and May 11 will get some rank-ups on Fallout 76‘s seasonal scoreboard. And honestly, having all the games in one launcher is pretty nice. Fewer launchers and steps between games makes it a little easier to boot into a one-off game of Enemy Territory.

Eric Van Allen