Fallout 76 adds a PTR server on Steam

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The Fallout 76 PTR is available on Steam in addition to being on the Bethesda Launcher, expanding the number of fans who can access upcoming content.


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Bethesda released Fallout 76 in 2018, and since then the game has evolved and improved with regular updates and big content drops. One of the methods used by Bethesda to improve Fallout 76 is a public test area that has now made its way to fans playing through Steam.

How a new PTR server benefits Fallout 76

Bethesda published the original Fallout 76 public test realm for the Bethesda launcher last year and since then fans of the live service Fall title were able to test the content before its release. As with many other live service games that use PTRs, Fallout 76 has improved since the feature was added, which may suggest fan voices are being listened to. The new Steam PTR could still help Bethesda optimize Fallout 76 with content beyond the release of the next Expeditions: The Pitt update.

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How to Access the Fallout 76 Steam PTR Server

Fallout 76 fans on Steam will now have access to the PTR through their libraries, with the Test Realm appearing under the game’s standard client. Fallout 76 PTR players will have immediate access to the current seasonal event known as Invaders from beyond and a new public event called Test Your Metal. The new event will have the task Fallout 76 players with three surviving restless robots for the Brotherhood of Steel in anticipation of Fallout 76it is Expeditions: The Pitt update which should be released later this year.

Invaders from beyond makes Fallout 76Appalachia is more apocalyptic as an alien mothership will spawn at a random location every hour to deploy Brainwave Siphons. Fallout 76 players will need to defeat several aliens and an alien commander in order to break through the Brainwave Siphons’ shields and repel the mothership’s advances. Fallout 76 PTR players who complete this seasonal event will receive loot, experience points, and crafting blueprints for new alien weapons and CAMP items.


the Fallout 76 PTR includes a streamlined bug reporting option so fans enjoying seasonal content in advance can make sure it’s optimal for players when it officially releases on the normal client. Just like the standard Fallout 76 client updates, each PTR update includes an assortment of bug fixes that will let fans of the live game see if any of their issues will be resolved in the near future. It’s currently unclear whether or not Bethesda intends to extend public testing offerings to consoles, but PC gamers now have a choice between the official launcher and Valve’s Steam client.


Fallout 76 is available now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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Source: Bethesda (Going through PCGamesN)


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