• "Fallout 76" free to play from May 14 to 18
  • "Fallout 76" could improve with recent "Wastelanders" update
  • "Fallout 76" gives bored players new game to check out

"Fallout 76" has not exactly panned out with most criticizing how Bethesda Studios handled the online role-playing game. However, it could be worth checking out starting now until May 18. The game will be offered for free and will include the recent major update, "Wastelanders."

"Fallout 76" failed to meet gamer expectations and now Bethesda is trying to do damage control. Just how bad is it? For those who want to know, it may be best to turn to reviews. But to give most an idea, Wesley Yin-Poole of Eurogamer gave it a poor rating, branding it as bizarre, boring and a broken mess. Aside from that, Bethesda has been hearing it for failing to manage the game properly. That would include issues tied up to subscription-based private servers and pay-to-win microtransactions.

Regardless, this may not stop some gamers to check out "Fallout 76" for themselves. The best part of it is that gamers have nothing to lose since it is being offered for free. The offer started May 14, 12:00 p.m. ET and will end on May 18 at the same time. Hence, all a person has to do is download the game, create a character, and see for themselves if the game is indeed poor or not.

Some gamers could change their minds with the latest big update of "Wastelanders." Among the enhancements, the major update brings include new weapons, faction quests, a Reputation System, and the return of the classic dialogue system. Like most role-playing games, "Fallout 76" will be a game of tactics and wits with a player's decision dictating how well he or she can last in the game, PC Gamer reported.

Aside from that, gamers who may already have "Fallout 76" on their end. Playing the game this weekend will give them double XP, a big relief for folks who needed to play for long spells to earn it. The game is available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and the PC, a free game worth considering especially for folks looking to play a different kind of game while confined to their home. Most folks are left with nothing much to do due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Playing video games could be a good idea so that they can keep themselves occupied.

Fallout 76
Fallout 76 won't be a normal Fallout game like the previous entries in the franchise. Bethesda