Ever since its announcement prior to E3, Bethesda has been somewhat cagey on Fallout 76's PC release platform, with the beta test of the PC version listed to be only available on Bethesda.net.
Today, Bethesda confirmed to PC Gamer that both the beta and the full game will not be available on Steam.
"The PC version of Fallout 76, for both the B.E.T.A. and the launch, will be available only via Bethesda.net, not on Steam," a Bethesda rep said in an email.
PC Gamer notes that this may not be a permanent restriction, as Fallout Shelter originally released on Bethesa.net several months before it made its way to Steam in early 2017. At the very least, it seems those who participate in the beta will get access to the full game, as well as the capability to keep their save file progress once the full game launches on November 14.
The Fallout 76 beta test is set to begin in October for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Bethesda.net.