While the games as a service (or live service, if you prefer) model is one that makes many player’s cringe, and conjures the images of many failed projects, the truth is that it can be utilized well. There’s a few examples of this, with one being Fallout 76. Its launch issues were legendary enough that it even prompted several delays to upcoming projects at Bethesda. As time has marched on, Bethesda has put a lot of effort into turning the game around. Whether it was enough is up to you, but at the very least, there’s familiar things fans of the franchise will be happy to see again.
Bethesda released a new trailer for Steel Dawn, the upcoming update for 76. Steel Dawn will be a new quest that will bring back the iconic Brotherhood of Steel, as had been detailed earlier by the last Roadmap. There will be a whole new story, as well as new NPCs and settlements to navigate as you must contest with an early version of the Brotherhood of Steel.
Fallout 76 is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, all of which are free to play until October 26th. Steel Dawn will launch for free to all players with the base game sometime in December.