Bethesda has opted to release the major update early.
Bethesda’s next big update for Fallout 76, Steel Dawn, was slated to go live on December 1st. However, when Xbox One players were able to download it suddenly, the development team opted to release it for players on all platforms. This is essentially the first part to the Brotherhood of Steel storyline that will continue with Fractured Steel.
Along with new NPCs and locations, players will also be able to earn new weapons and armor. Of course, characters need to be level 20+ and complete the “Welcome to the Neighborhood” quest to partake in the new content. C.A.M.P. Shelters are also being introduced and allow for building instanced interiors.
New Daily Ops will be the ticket to earning new weapons and armor, and negative effects caused by Hunger and Thirst have been removed. Players will now receive buffs if they’re well-fed and hydrated, which should remove some of the tedium inherent. For more details on Steel Dawn, check out the patch notes below.