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Fallout 76 Won't Be On Steam, New Beta Details Revealed

08 August 2018

The Fallout 76 beta FAQ states, among other things, that "the B.E.T.A". Of course, the Fallout 76 beta is limited to those who have pre-ordered the game, which means you can't decide to buy the game after experiencing the beta. A small taster to test online servers or game balancing. The game's pre-order page also allows you to select Best Buy, Amazon, GameStop and Walmart as your retailer if you're in the US and playing on PC; different retailers are listed based on location and platform.

Obviously, none of this affects the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 versions. The lack of Steam support has since been confirmed by Bethesda, which said "the PC version of Fallout 76, for both the B.E.T.A. and the launch, will be available only via Bethesda.net, not on Steam". "We hope you join us!"

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The move doesn't rule out a physical release though or the chance of the game being released on Steam at a later date, as happened with Fallout Shelter.

Fallout 76 beta will provide access to the full game, according to the official FAQ on the Bethesda website. Bethesda has confirmed that the impending beta and the game itself will skip out on a Steam release, and instead be tied to Bethesda's own launcher. Though beta tests are absolutely nothing new for games, when a company takes a beloved franchise and flips it on its head, that testing period becomes vital when satiating fan curiousities and sating worries.

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The BETA will start some time in October, so you've not got long until you jump into the biggest Fallout world yet.

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Fallout 76 Won't Be On Steam, New Beta Details Revealed