Bethesda not putting Fallout 76 beta on Steam.

Can’t imagine why.

“The PC version of Fallout 76, for both the B.E.T.A. and the launch, will be available only via, not on Steam,” a Bethesda representative said. Bethesda marketing executive Pete Hines also tweeted about the exclusivity for Fallout 76.

Oh, wait, I can.  Fallout 76 isn’t Fallout 5, and I imagine that there are any number of Steam reviewers who would happily explain that to you, in great, great detail.  If ever there was a title that would have been guaranteed a Mixed status on Steam the moment reviewing was possible, it’d be Fallout 76.  I mean, I’m grumbling ahead of time*, and I pre-ordered the Tricentennial version.

Or maybe I’m just being cynical.

Moe Lane

*Here, where it won’t hurt anybody’s ratings.  I’m not a monster, after all.