Bethesda has released the first trailer for its upcoming Steel Dawn expansion for Fallout 76.
The brand new expansion will reportedly focus on the Brotherhood of Steel in Appalachia after they appeared briefly in July’s content update. The controversial military group is featured heavily in the first teaser which Bethesda released earlier today.
The trailer for the expansion, titled Recruitment, starts with a Vault dweller being chased by a super mutant before being saved by someone in power armour, presumably a member of the Brotherhood. The video then cuts to various members of the military group in locations around the Wasteland.
An official description from Bethesda reads: “Paladin Leila Rahmani and her troops have arrived from California to establish a new Appalachian chapter. Work with or against the other Factions to achieve success.
“Visit settlements populated with new NPCs and unlock powerful new weapons and armour from the Brotherhood arsenal. Join in their mission to rebuild society and aid in securing valuable technology – but only you can determine how it will be used.”
Steel Dawn is the sixth major expansion for the online game. Like with previous Fallout 76 updates, the Steel Dawn expansion will most likely include new quests, weapons, armour, characters to meet, and new locations to explore.
Although no official release date was revealed in the teaser, the video did state that the expansion will be “coming soon” and Bethesda had previously stated that the update would launch in winter this year.
In the meantime, Bethesda has made Fallout 76 free-to-play for a week on PS4, PC, and Xbox One until October 26 as part of its week-long Bombs Drop Day celebration – the day in which the Great War began in-game on October 23rd, 2077.
As part of the Bombs Drop Day celebration, Bethesda is also offering a limited Fallout 1st membership trial which offers a host of premium features, and Bethesda is also offering full-game and microtransaction discounts and is hosting a range of in-game events for players to take part in.
Although the title was heavily panned at release, it’s seemingly picked up after the release of numerous expansion packs. Those who haven’t yet given it a go for various reasons, it may be worth trying while it’s still free.
In the meantime, keep checking back for more details on Fallout 76 and all upcoming expansion packs.