Fallout 76 won't be available on Steam

Fallout 76 won't be available on Steam

Obviously, players won't be able to experience all that Fallout 76 has to offer in the beta - there will certainly be restrictions - but this detail is promising regardless.

Bethesda has confirmed that decision to PC Gamer, saying that Fallout 76 will only be available to purchase through its website.

The news comes after it was previously revealed how Bethesda will pick players eligible for the Fallout 76 beta.

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Now the only way to get access to the beta is by pre-ordering Fallout 76, which you can do so from the Microsoft Store here. That's pretty bold and personally makes me wonder if the game is really bursting at the seams with content, so much so that you couldn't possibly blow through it all in a weekend beta period. Bethesda says that its current plan for the beta is for it to include the full game, and for all of your progress to then carry over to the finished release. Later, the company confirmed that Steam is not an option. "We hope you join us!" Now we have the official confirmation, which is good to know for those that are looking to take to the Wasteland on the PC platform versus the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

For the first time in the modern-history of the game series, the next Fallout game, Fallout 76, will not launch on Steam when it's released sometime during October. As PCGamer points out though, it took nearly a year for that to happen with the mobile-orientated game, so it could be that it takes some time for Fallout 76 to make the jump, if it ever does. Fallout 76 seems to be a test run for this strategy, so if all goes well, we'll likely see this practise continue.

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