Bethesda has announced that the beta and the final/retail versions of Fallout 76 will be exclusive to Bethesda.net, and not Steam. This is the very first Bethesda title in years that will not be coming to Steam and will stay exclusive to Bethesda’s launcher.
As per Fallout 76 BETA FAQ,
“Both the B.E.T.A. and the game will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and on PC (via Bethesda.net only).”
It means that PC gamers will have to put up with another third party launcher in order to play the game. So much for showing off your Fallout collection in Steam. We also don’t know how this change will impact refund policies and mods.
Bethesda has also revealed that the upcoming beta will contain the full game and all of players’ progress will be saved for launch.
The multiplayer survival RPG Fallout 76 releases on November 14th and its beta phase will begin this October.