Fallout 76 Test Servers Are Returning For Steel Dawn Update

Bethesda Game Studios announced yesterday on Twitter that it is bringing back the public test servers (PTS) for Fallout 76 ahead of the Steel Dawn update launch. The PTS was initially announced last year with an intention to test new content builds before making them live for everyone. It is going to be the same with the Steel Dawn update, which will first get PTS builds that interested players can playtest and share their feedback to improve the game.

Test servers are beneficial for games like Fallout 76 and Rainbow Six Siege that constantly release seasonal updates. Updating the game with new characters and mechanics can often result in unwanted changes. Test servers help in figuring out most glitches and bugs and squash them before making the update official for everybody.

Bethesda also announced that the PTS will return next week and should allow players to test the early build of the Steel Dawn update. This means that players won't be experiencing everything that's planned for Steel Dawn. New content like quests and NPCs will be added to the build over the weeks leading to the final update. Bethesda has warned that the early build of the Steel Dawn update will come with unfinished features like some NPCs having robotic voices. 

So what will players be able to do before the release of the new content? They will be able to play around with the new C.A.M.P Shelters feature. C.A.M.P Shelters will allow players to build an underground shelter. While the feature is on the PTS, it will also give players unlimited resources to build their shelters according to their liking without any limitations. Shelters will also have varying sizes, styles, and layouts and the PTS seeks to test three different types of shelters.

Fallout 76 is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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