The Brotherhood of Steel arrives a week earlier than planned.

What you need to know

  • Fallout 76 is the latest entry in the long-running RPG Fallout franchise, and aimed to shake things up for the series.
  • While the game had a really rough launch, it has strived to improve itself with numerous post-launch updates.
  • The latest update, Steel Dawn, was going to drop next week, bringing the Brotherhood of Steel to Fallout 76.
  • The update was supposed to drop next week, but a happy accident led Bethesda to release the update a week early for everyone.

Fallout 76 has made a lot of improvements since its very shaky launch, and last month the game teased the return of the Brotherhood of Steel with the ‘Steel Dawn’ update. However, earlier today, an accident at Bethesda led to Fallout 76 players on Xbox downloading the Steel Dawn update, a full week before the update was intended to launch. Because of this, Xbox players were unable to play the game.

After some consideration, Bethesda decided that the update was ready, so instead of reverting it for Xbox players, Steel Dawn is officially rolling out for every platform.

Fallout 76 is going dark for maintenance for approximately six hours (starting at 4 pm ET) to prepare for the update, and when the game comes back online everyone will be able to access the brand-new Steel Dawn content. The update includes a new questline, C.A.M.P. shelters, and a whole lot more that players can discover.

If you’ve never played Fallout 76, or it’s been a long while, it’s definitely worth a look to see how the game has changed and improved over time. It’s currently included in Xbox Game Pass, but you can also buy the base game at a discount right now. You can check out our Ultimate Fallout 76 Guide for some tips and tricks. If you’re already gaming on, or are planning to, a new Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, consider some of the Best Accessories for Xbox Series X|S to upgrade your set-up.

Better than before

Fallout 76

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The Brotherhood returns.

Fallout 76 has made significant strides towards improving itself, and with the latest update, the infamous Brotherhood of Steel returns to the Wasteland.