With the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A approaching, it seems Bethesda wanted to clarify how the game will be available this Fall. As you would expect on the console side, it will be on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with more advanced versions running on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.
However, on the PC side there is one note that may upset some PC gaming faithful. The game will not be released on Steam. Rather, it will only be available on Bethesda.net.
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!
While not necessarily surprising, with so many PC players relying almost exclusively on Steam, we’re sure some fans are upset with this decision. It’s worth noting that this will likely hold true for all upcoming Bethesda games as well including Rage 2, Doom Eternal, Wolfenstein Youngblood, Starfield, and Elder Scrolls 6. Do you game exclusively on PC? We’d like to hear what you think!