Fallout 76 Won't Be Available On Steam by IGN Video Games Articles
“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.”
Fallout 76, both the full retail release and the upcoming B.E.T.A., will only be available via Bethesda.net, meaning it will not be coming to Steam at launch.
In the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. FAQ that announced that the Break-It Early Test Application will most likely be the full game and your progress will carry over, Bethesda also mentions that the B.E.T.A. will be available on “Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and on PC (via Bethesda.net).”
PC Gamer received a response from a Bethesda rep about the PC release wording stating, “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.”
PC Gamer also mentioned that this doesn’t necessarily mean Fallout 76 won’t ever come to Steam, as Fallout Shelter for PC was released on Bethesda.net in July of 2016 and arrived on Steam a little less than a year later in March of 2017.
The Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. will be available sometime in October, first on Xbox One, and Bethesda will be “selecting people who have pre-ordered the game from a participating retailer.”
Fallout 76 will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Bethesda.net), on November 14, 2018.
Adam Bankhurst is a freelance writer for IGN who thinks Fallout 3 is one of his favorite games of all time, especially due to Galaxy News Radio. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.