Fallout 76's free Steel Dawn update arrives in December & begins Brotherhood of Steel

By Heidi Nicholas,
Steel Dawn is the first Brotherhood of Steel chapter, arriving as a free update for Fallout 76 in December, with new NPCs, locations, gear, and the goal of "rebuilding society."


Bethesda says Steel Dawn sees Paladin Leila Rahmani come to California to "establish a new Appalachian chapter" of the Brotherhood of Steel. Steel Dawn will bring more quests to pit you with or against the various Factions of Appalachia, and Bethesda plans to continue the story with more quests and updates throughout 2021. Along with new quests, gear, NPCs, and locations, Steel Dawn will also introduce C.A.M.P. Shelters, rewards, another Holiday Scorched Seasonal Event, and gameplay improvements.

"Work with or against the other Factions to achieve success. Visit settlements populated with new NPCs and unlock powerful 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 arrives in December 2020.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've been a staff writer for TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies since 2019. I love open-worlders, RPGs, and fantasy games, am obsessed with tea, and forever loyal to The Witcher 3 and Red Dead 2.