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Fallout 76 won't be released on Steam - PC version will be exclusive to Bethesda.net

The game's beta is set to be the full game.

Fallout 76 won't be released on Steam - PC version will be exclusive to Bethesda.net

Fallout 76 won't be released on Steam - PC version will be exclusive to Bethesda.net

Bethesda has officially confirmed that Fallout 76 will not be released on Steam, and will instead release as a store exclusive on the publisher's standalone Bethesda.net storefront.  

In the company's Fallout 76 B.E.T.A (Break-it Early Test Application), Bethesda plans to offer players access to the full game and allow their progress to be transferred to the entire game at launch. B.E.T.A access is guaranteed for all players who pre-order the game on the PlayStation Store, the Xbox One Store and on Bethesda.net. 

Beta Access will be granted to Xbox One players first, followed by other platforms. At this time, Bethesda has not revealed when the game's beta will launch. This makes Fallout 76's B.E.T.A feel more like Early Access than a traditional Beta, given its paid for nature and included content.  
 


Both the B.E.T.A. and the game will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and on PC (via Bethesda.net only). Stay tuned for exact B.E.T.A. timing for each platform here and @Fallout on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please note that the B.E.T.A. for Xbox One will begin first, followed by other platforms.

Our current plan for the B.E.T.A. is it will be the full game and all your progress is saved for launch. We hope you join us!
 

  

 

Fallout 76 is set to release on November 14th on PC, Xbox One and PS4. More information about Fallout 76 should become available at Quakecon 2018, which starts on August 10th. 

You can join the discussion on Fallout 76's releasing exclusively on Betehsda.net on the OC3D Forums

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06-08-2018, 17:25:33

Dark NighT
If this includes any kind of microtransaction then yeah going without steam is a smart move to avoid the cut Valve wants from them.Quote

06-08-2018, 18:42:26

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark NighT View Post
If this includes any kind of microtransaction then yeah going without steam is a smart move to avoid the cut Valve wants from them.
It's smart in general. Not letting Valve get a cut will still be overall cheaper even with the servers they will be renting (from AWS or Azure)Quote

07-08-2018, 04:50:24

tolagarf
I wonder if there will be a retail version of the gameQuote

07-08-2018, 04:59:51

AlienALX
yeah cashed in my beta code the other day and it was on Bethesda, not Steam.Quote

07-08-2018, 07:44:47

sexualrhinoceros
This is making some steep assumptions based on a singular sentence discussing the beta's availability. The Elder Scrolls Online beta was ALSO Bethesda.net Launcher exclusive and its fully available on Steam today.

This is how Bethesda does betas and has always done betas for their softwareQuote
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