Fallout 76 drops Fractured Steel trailer for already launched Steel Dawn update

    
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Last week, Bethsoft surprise-launched Fallout 76’s Steel Dawn update after accidentally dropping it on Xbox. So you can already play it on basically every platform known to man except your phone and the Switch, and you’re probably already immersed in the lore. But the rest of the marketing campaign pushes onward as planned, apparently, as today Bethsoft has released a new trailer for the update. The aptly named “Fractured Steel” video focuses on the Brotherhood of Steel.

“The Brotherhood of Steel planted their flag in Appalachia last week with Steel Dawn, the latest free update to Fallout 76. Steel Dawn is the first chapter of the Brotherhood of Steel questline, adding new NPC’s, new locations to visit, C.A.M.P. Shelters for expanded building options, new weapons and armor to earn, and much more.”

Bethsoft reminds Fallout 76 players that the next season begins December 15th, so players hungry for ranks need to finish off their armor ace slots on the S.C.O.R.E. board. The new video is below.

Source: Press release
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Rndomuser

Geez, they have gotten so lazy that they didn’t even bother to use facial animations for NPCs in this awful trailer. All NPCs do is silently stand and stare, with random head jerking, without mouth movements, with some person just reading voice lines offscreen. This is just…

Really hoping Microsoft will be able to turn it around and make ZeniMax and Bethesda into highly motivated and competent developers.

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Greaterdivinity

While it’s a potential tactic…it’s unlikely intentional.

Splitting your launch on consoles is a strategy, but “accidentally” releasing one early is rarely ever actually intentional. You don’t really “gain” from it, the update for a game like FO76 would be covered anyways.

As for Capcom…ho boy that’s a big ‘ol nope. No company is going to “leak” extensive internal company information and documents about upcoming plans. Ever. That both puts your company at a disadvantage to competitors who now can plan on how to combat your releases, and it makes you look like a big ‘ol goofball to other companies, potential partners, and media/the public.

And I haven’t looked into those leaks too much but like…shit happens. Sometimes someone forgets to set a password on a publicly available server (something that “common man” users don’t have to deal with at all). Maybe there was a concerted effort to get in there, something which “common man” users don’t experience as there’s little reason for dedicated attacks on someone’s gaming rig or Facebook machine.

Hacks happen. Sometimes they are truly the result of terrible security practices and cost cutting. Sometimes they’re mistakes. Sometimes they’re the doing of bad actors. There’s no such think as an “unhackable” system, so no matter how secure a system may be there’s always the chance that someone could get access. It happened to Nintendo, to Experian, to Capcom (remember, user data was compromised too…which isn’t gonna give them a PR boost), and hundreds of others. And it will continue to happen to large companies, even those with extensive spending on security. Just like car accidents continue to happen despite being in the safest vehicles ever created.

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Greaterdivinity

How many times has Capcom been hacked? A quick search indicates this is the first time, and it’s not as if all companies share security technology, practices, or information about their respective hacks with competitors.

Not storing stuff on connected computers is the best way to ensure it can’t be stolen! But we’re not talking about state secrets here, we’re talking about videogames. And we’re talking about a global company where a lot of that information is being actively worked on by people all over the world who need to have access to it.

You have 100 passwords, that’s great! You’re far more secure than I, and likely the vast majority of people online. That also doesn’t protect from ONE of your accounts being cracked somehow. And you storing passwords on an offline laptop is smart, but also like…doesn’t 100% protect them from being cracked elsewhere.

Again, I haven’t looked deeply into this, but what was their poor security that led to this?

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Greaterdivinity

Picked this up on sale and I’ve gotta say…I’m impressed so far! Still plenty to explore/do, but it feels like it’s in a pretty good spot from a newcomer PoV.

I’m just sad I accidentally dismantled my civil war dress. Guess I’ll continue to be a post-apocalyptic park ranger, dishing out justice and fun facts about your favorite National Parks.

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Vanquesse V

The game REALLY needs a way to prevent accidental destruction/sale of items.
If you want a new one there’s usually one to be found here: https://fallout76.wiki.fextralife.com/Philippi+Battlefield+Cemetery
(unless someone else grabbed it, in that case jump to main menu, wait a min and jump back in to get on different server)

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Greaterdivinity

Agreed, and thanks. I thought that’s where I picked it up last time, will probably hit it up again sooner or later to get a replacement.

My only real gripe so far is the limited sash space…I just want and endless stash since I’m a massive packrat. That and I generally dislike stash/inventory management…yeah I know, I didn’t pick a good one for the anti-inventory management group -_-

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Vanquesse V

Oof. I have bad news for you. I ended up getting 1st for that reason. I hated having to ration my scrap hoard to make room for cool garbage that I’m emotionally attached to. On the plus side I have so many atoms that I can go wild with playing dress up. I still think the sub needs one or two additional generally useful perks before I can recommend it to non-crazies.

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McGuffn

The subscription does not help. I’ve been juggling stash space issues for months. I can’t even actually play at the moment, I just log to sell legendary weapons to the vendor. Soon, soon I will be able to move.

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Fisty

It helps to make sure you scrap junk instead of storing it. Also, bulking up your junk like bulk copper, acid, etc. helps. Agree though, the limitation is shite. I’m having to juggle stuff right now. Usually a good building spree in CAMP or the Bunker will help with it for me.