Fallout 76’s next big expansion launches on December 1

Steel Dawn arrives very soon

In this crazy world of ours, there is but one constant: Fallout 76 will continue to be updated.

And in some ways, salvaged, from the disaster of a state it launched with in 2018. But while the team over at Bethesda tackles constant quality of life upgrades and bug fixes on a regular basis, we do get massive free expansions from time to time. The next one drops on December 1.

We’ve been waiting for Steel Dawn for what feels like ages, but now a new trailer for the update has finally given us the aforementioned release date. It’s too close to the target to be delayed (knock on wood), so folks out there who still play Fallout 76 will have some extra content to look forward to before the final holiday rush of releases.

This is directly after the update that adds in underground customizable shelters, and the advent of the next battle (season) pass, which heralds in allies. Bethesda has been adamant about saving this game in more ways than one, but it’s also aggressively monetizing it, with the “Fallout 1st” subscription service still standing even amid the season pass structure.

Is it a house of cards, waiting to fall down one day as Bethesda halts development? For now, everything is going full speed ahead. Hopefully we learn about what’s coming next now that the last known major expansion is done and dusted.

Chris Carter
Reviews Director, Co-EIC - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff!