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Bethesda Releases Steel Dawn Update A Week Early Due To Error On Xbox Platforms

Rolled out early, team is confident it's ready

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Thanks to an error that allowed Xbox players to download the Fallout 76 Steel Dawn update early, Bethesda has made the decision to simply release it across all platforms. 

Originally slated to release on December 1st, the Steel Dawn update brings the Brotherhood of Steel to Fallout 76. However, due to an error that allowed Xbox players to download the update early, Bethesda explained the choice via their blog to simply release the full update to everyone instead of rolling everything back.

Earlier today, there was an error that caused players in our Xbox community to download the Steel Dawn Update ahead of schedule, but prevented them from actually playing. We immediately investigated ways to get our Xbox players back in-game as soon as possible, but, through our discussions, the entire BGS team felt confident that Steel Dawn is ready to go.

As a result, instead of rolling back the update and making everyone wait another week, we’ve decided to release the Steel Dawn Update on all platforms today, November 24.

Fallout 76 has been performing maintenance across all platforms today since 4pm ET to push the update live, and is estimated to last about 6 hours. If you're looking to get caught up on the history of the Brotherhood,  the team released a video showcasing their past and how it leads up to your time in Appalachia.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore