Though it went live a week early, Bethesda is keen to celebrate Fallout 76’s Steel Dawn update with a brand new launch trailer.
The Brotherhood of Steel has at last made its way to Appalachia in the free Steel Dawn update for Fallout 76. Due to an error in Bethesda Game Studios’ systems, the Steel Dawn expansion first went live last week. Instead of rolling back the update, Bethesda released the content in full.
Fallout 76’s Steel Dawn update initially had a December 1st launch date attached. Last week some players ran into a glitch that resulted in the content being downloaded ahead of time. This issue soon thereafter locked those players out of their game. To combat the issue, Bethesda unleashed Steel Dawn early, since the development team felt confident in the update’s readiness.
Despite the early launch, the studio remains keen on celebrating what would have been Steel Dawn’s release date. As such, fans are now being treated to a brand-new look at the content in the form of a launch trailer that spans just under two minutes in length.
As is the case with most launch trailers, the fresh look at Steel Dawn provides an overview of everything the free update has on offer, and a Bethesda blog post gives an even more detailed look at what players are still dipping their toes into. Notably, Fallout 76 players are now able to experiment with C.A.M.P. Shelters, new locations that allow survivors to decorate a space in whichever way they see fit. In addition to the Brotherhood of Steel and C.A.M.P. Shelters, the free update debuted a new story questline, a few extra characters, revised locations, and more rewards for players to unlock.
The Steel Dawn expansion added quite a bit to the overall Fallout 76 experience, especially when considering its relatively sizable download sizes. PC via Bethesda.net and Steam versions clock in at less than 9GB, while the PS4 and Xbox One versions take up 15.2GB and 16GB of space, respectively. Hefty updates of this nature have been nothing short of integral to the game’s continued evolution, though.
Many may recall that Fallout 76 did not launch in the best state upon its arrival back in November 2018. Replete with glitches, the Bethesda title quickly amassed waves of negative press, further compounded by incidents like that of the canvas bag backlash. But continued improvements, a series of noteworthy updates, and Bethesda’s recent adoption of a free-to-play model have rectified many of the issues that once plagued the online-centric Fallout experience. Now players are as committed to the wasteland as ever, and getting even more enjoyment out of it since the fan-favorite Brotherhood of Steel faction has settled in once more.
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Fallout 76 is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
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