Fallout 76's Wastelanders update launches on April 7 alongside Steam version

Originally slated for late last year, Bethesda has announced that Fallout 76's Wastelanders update will go live on April 7, and that the PC version of the game will also release on Steam at the same time -- it is currently exclusive to the Bethesda.net launcher. Wastelanders hosts a new main questline, locations, enemies, and weapons, as well as a familiar reputation system. Some broad details about the update were provided last summer at E3 2019.

A short trailer detailing the story scope of the expansion is linked below.

While the Wastelanders update will be free to existing owners of Fallout 76, there will also be two cosmetic packs available to buy: The Raider and The Settler Content bundles. While new purchasers on Steam will be able to earn Atoms and purchase a Fallout 1st membership, they will not be shared across platforms, though purchased Atomic Shop items will be. 

Fallout 76 launched in 2018 to largely unfavorable reviews, and has had a rocky post-launch, including shutting down the Vault 94 raid indefinitely. The good news might just be that Wastelanders has no where to go but up.