Published: Tue, August 07, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

The Fallout 76 beta won't be available on Steam

The Fallout 76 beta won't be available on Steam

New updates have appeared on the official FAQ page for Fallout 76 from Bethesda Game Studios that gave a bit more insight into what to expect from the game's "B.E.T.A.", which is expected to begin sometime in October.

Rumours have been kicking around for a while, and now it's pretty much locked in: if you're looking forward to playing Fallout 76, you won't be using Steam.

It has been confirmed that the Fallout 76 beta will in fact be the full game, with progression hopefully going across to the final version of the game. A small taster to test online servers or game balancing. Beyond that, how the game's open world will be laid out and what exactly it will look like remains a mystery.

It is, perhaps, worth noting that Bethesda's confirmation should not be taken to mean that the company does not plan to roll out Fallout 76 to Steam at all in the future, though Steam users may have to wait quite long before that happens.

Fallout 76 will be available for the PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 14, 2018. A Bethesda spokesperson told PC Gamer that the upcoming beta and the full game for PC will be exclusively available on Bethesda's own website, not Steam.

Dataminers, I imagine, would be thrilled with that idea. The Fallout 76 purchase page also bears only a generic "PC game" logo, with no mention of Steam. Exact dates are still unknown.

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