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Later this year, the Brotherhood of Steel returns to Appalachia in search of new technology. The continuation of the story arc started in Steel Dawn will introduce new NPCs, quests, and companions to the West Virginia Wasteland.fallout.bethesda.net

Steel Dawn (formerly known as Fractured Steel) is the sixth major update for Fallout 76, following One Wasteland For All. It features the return of the Brotherhood of Steel to Appalachia, and is the first chapter in a two-part Brotherhood storyline.[1]

Steel Dawn was originally set to be released on December 1, 2020, though Bethesda Game Studios decided to release it a week early, on November 24, following an unintended patch that released it for Xbox players. The team subsequently decided to roll out the update for all players as a holiday surprise.[2]

Plot

The Brotherhood of Steel's First Expeditionary Force, led by Paladin Leila Rahmani, finally arrives in Appalachia after just over three months trekking across the country on foot. Sent by High Elder Roger Maxson, the First Expeditionary Force seeks to re-establish the Brotherhood's presence in Appalachia, and to provide assistance to the people living there. As the Vault Dwellers assist or deter the Brotherhood in their goals, the realities of the returning faction, and how it will interact with others, will become much more apparent.

Development

Plans were first made for Steel Dawn's story in 2019, and the story went through several iterations. As part of their "writers' room" set-up for creating stories, the design team at Bethesda Game Studios Austin wrote many intricate backstories and attributes to be reflected by the characters in Steel Dawn.[3]

Music

The soundtrack for Steel Dawn was composed by Inon Zur and was released for sale and streaming on February 4, 2021.

Features

Quests

This section is transcluded from Fallout 76 quests. To change it, please edit the transcluded page.

Main

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Reward Editor ID Form ID
FO76 Steel Dawn.png Welcome to the Neighborhood Appalachia Pip-Boy radio broadcast 100 XP
50 caps
Random consumables
Random grenade
BS01_MQ00_Breadcrumb 005EAD3C
FO76 Steel Dawn.png Forging Trust Fort Atlas Knight Shin 1000 XP
100 caps
Plan: Brotherhood roundtable
BS01_MQ01_Trust 005C70CC
FO76 Steel Dawn.png Mother of Invention Fort Atlas Scribe Valdez 200 XP
70 caps
The Fact Finder
BS01_MQ02_Invention 005B79EB
FO76 Steel Dawn.png Field Testing Fort Atlas
Lewis & Sons Farming Supply
Orwell Orchards bomb shelter
Paladin Rahmani 500 XP
300 caps
Mind Over Matter
The Farmhand
BS01_MQ03_FieldTesting 005C70CD
FO76 Steel Dawn.png Disarming Discovery Fort Atlas
The Retreat
Dagger's Den
Paladin Rahmani 1000 XP
100 caps
Hellstorm missile launcher
Missiles
Random aid items
BS01_MQ04_Arms 005CB547
FO76 Steel Dawn.png Property Rights Fort Atlas
Makeshift vault
The Crater war room
Paladin Rahmani 500 XP
300 caps
Random consumables
Random grenade
BS01_MQ05_Raiders 005D2AFF
FO76 Steel Dawn.png Supplying Demands Fort Atlas
Foundation supply room
East Mountain lookout
Kerwood Mine
Paladin Rahmani Six possible rewards,
dependent on choices during the quest.
BS01_MQ06_Settlers 005D1F89
FO76 Steel Dawn.png Over and Out Fort Atlas
Transmission station 1AT-U03
Enclave research facility
Paladin Rahmani 500 XP
300 caps
Random consumables
Random grenade
Oathbreaker
BS01_MQ07_Over 005DC4FE
FO76 Steel Dawn.png The Best Defense Fort Atlas Self 500 XP
300 caps
Random consumables
Random grenade
Plasma cutter
BS01_MQ08_Defense 005D951E

Side

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Reward Editor ID Form ID
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Home Expansion Shelters Claim Center Vault utility room Shelter
Vault power bank
SHELS01_OpenHouse 005C390B

Random encounters

This section is transcluded from Fallout 76 random encounters. To change it, please edit the transcluded page.
Encounter Name Region
Assault BoS vs Blood Eagles Mire
Savage Divide
Assault BoS vs Cultists Mire
Assault BoS vs Scorched Ash Heap
Cranberry Bog
Assault BoS vs Super Mutants Mire
Savage Divide
Camp Aspiring Scribe Ash Heap
Camp Cut content BoS Mother and Son
Scene Cut content Brave Knight
Travel BoS vs Cultists Mire
Travel BoS vs SuperMutants Ash Heap
Savage Divide
Travel BoS vs Scorched Cranberry Bog
Travel BoS vs MoleMiners Ash Heap
Travel BoS vs Ghouls Mire
Savage Divide
Travel BoS vs Protectrons Ash Heap
Savage Divide
Travel Brotherhood Bandits
(Barnaby, Barry, Buck)
Mire
Savage Divide
Travel Cut content Knight Aspirant

Characters

Allies

Creatures

Robots and computers

Factions

a The formal name for the post-rebellion Brotherhood has not yet been defined and should not be treated as definitive.
b The formal name for the residents of Treehouse Village has not yet been defined and should not be treated as definitive.

Locations

Items

Miscellaneous items

Armor and clothing

Armor
Clothing
Backpack
Backpack flair

Weapons

Consumables

Plans and recipes

Plans
Recipes

The following notes were added to the game as part of the Wastelanders update, however in Steel Dawn, picking up these notes unlocks crafting of the associated food item.

Holotapes

Name Weight Value Related quest Editor ID Form ID
Sound Knight Connors: Report 0 0 BS01_Holotape_Connors 005E57F6
Sound Weapons demonstration 0 0 BS01_MQ06_Settlers_WeaponDemoTape 005DB4F6

Notes

Name Weight Value Related quest Editor ID Form ID
Text Brewmaster grocery list 0 0 BS009_Treehouse_Village_Brewing_Grocery_List 005C4E4B
Text Brotherhood note 0 0 BS007_BoSNote01 005B4CD8
Text Decontamination note 0 0 BS01_MQ07_Over_LobbyNote01 005E4817
Text Disgusting creatures 0 0 BS005_RaiderNote01 005B7369
Text Dyving soot 0 0 BS01_MQ06_Settlers_DiveSuitNote 005D99B0
Text Feeding chute note 0 0 BS01_MQ07_Over_ChuteNote01 005E7028
Text Glue sniffers 0 0 BS01_MQ07_Over_LivingQuartersNote02 005E481C
Text Got that thing you wanted 0 0 BS01_MQ06_Settlers_TadNote 005ECBD9
Text Lab journal 0 0 BS01_MQ07_Over_LabJournalNote01 005E4818
Text List of essentials Cut content 0 0 BS009_Treehouse_Sara_Matthews 005C91CA
Text Lost data 0 0 BS01_MQ07_Over_LostDataNote01 005E481D
Text Lucky Hits! 0 0 BS011_LotteryTicket_Note 005C767E
Text Mirelurk den 0 0 BS006_RaiderNote01 005B7368
Text Mirelurk Medley 0 0 BS006_RaiderNote02 005B736B
Text Mole miners 0 0 BS01_MQ07_Over_MoleMinerNote01 005E481A
Text My fault 0 0 BS01_MQ07_Over_LivingQuartersNote01 005E481B
Text One last trip 0 0 BS007_WorkersNote02 005B4CBA
Text Passwords 0 0 SHELS01_ReubenDiary 005C5D7E
Text Scout letter 0 0 BS01_MQ07_Over_ScoutNote01 005E481E
Text Shelter-building supplies 0 0 SHELS01_BuildingSupplies 005C5D7F
Text Snallygaster 0 0 BS01_MQ07_Over_SnallygasterNote01 005E4819
Text Terminals aren't safe 0 0 BS01_MQ07_Over_LabNote01 005E8B46
Text That smell 0 0 BS005_RaiderNote02 005B736A
Text The Dagger dilemma 0 0 BS009_Treehouse_Dagger_Dilemma 005C4E4A
Text Trapped 0 0 BS011_Trapped_Note 005C767D
Text Unessential 0 0 BS007_WorkersNote01 005B4CB9
Text Upcoming shipments 0 0 BS01_MQ06_Settlers_GloriaNote 005ECBD8
Text Urgent request 0 0 BS01_MQ07_Over_RadioTowerNote 005E8049
Text Valdez's letter of recommendation 0 0 BS01_MQ02_Invention_RecLetter_Bad
BS01_MQ02_Invention_RecLetter_Good
005C91DD
005C91DE

Keys and passwords

This section is transcluded from Fallout 76 keys. To change it, please edit the transcluded page.
Img Name (G.E.C.K. ID) Opens Found / in possession of Related quest Form ID
Quantum key BOS weapons key
BS01_MQ06_Settlers_WeaponsKey
Kerwood Mine steamer trunk Supplying Demands 005D99B4
Quantum key Dagger's key
BS01_MQ04_Arms_SupplyCrateKey
Dagger's throne room wooden crate Disarming Discovery 005CB58B
Generic keycard Holding cell keycard
BS01_MQ07_HoldingCellKeyCard01
Enclave research facility ID card reader Female Enclave corpse in the deathclaw room Over and Out 005E4887
Quantum key Kerwood back tunnel key
BS01_MQ06_Settlers_MineKey
Kerwood Mine security gates Blue file cabinet in the underwater section of the mine Supplying Demands 005D99B3
Quantum key Reuben's safe key
SHELS01_ReubenSafeKey
Mr. Gill's safe On Reuben Gill's remains Home Expansion 005DB37B
Holotape Scribe Valdez's terminal password
BS01_Valdez_Terminal_Password
Scribe Valdez's terminal Mother of Invention
Property Rights
005D80DB
Holotape Seecrut passwurd "12345"
BS01_MQ06_Settlers_TerminalPassword
Terminal In Mike's bag Supplying Demands 005DB4EE
Quantum key Throne room key
BS01_MQ04_Arms_ThroneDoorKey
Dagger's Den throne room door On Dagger Disarming Discovery 005CB58C
Quantum key Walton footlocker key
BS01_MQ07_Over_LockerKey
Enclave research facility private footlocker Enclave corpse Over and Out 005E7029

Paint schemes

Power armor
Weapon skins

World objects

C.A.M.P. objects

Notes

In September 2020, the decision was made to merge the Steel Dawn introduction plotline with the Fractured Steel update, resulting in the current roadmap positioning.

Gallery

Videos

References

  1. Fallout 76 – Steel Dawn (Developer Gameplay)
    Description: "Steel Dawn will be the first chapter in the new Brotherhood of Steel Questline, which brings new NPCs, locations, gear, and more!"
  2. Steel Dawn Arrives Early for the Holidays
  3. Fallout 76 – Steel Dawn (Developer Gameplay)
    Mark Tucker: "Y'know, we first started talking about the early, overarching story even last year, so we've been thinking about this and working on it for quite some time. And it's gone through tremendous iteration. I'm just thinking, like, we write entire backstories, like we have pages that describe the backstories of our characters and who they are, and where they come from. For example, Daniel Shin is the son of a principal, and he's from the West Coast, and he grew up the only son of a principal in a very structured home. And when you meet Daniel in the game, you'll see that. So there's just a lot of those kinds of things, that there's so much more detail that we have to think about in order just to capture who these people are, and make sure we're consistent with who they are and how they're portrayed, and the dialogue choices that you're gonna have with them."
  4. Daniel Shin: "You've broken your Oath, Paladin. No... That title no longer belongs to you. With your link removed from the Chain, I am the highest ranking officer present. All members of the Appalachian Brotherhood of Steel now answer to me."
  5. Leila Rahmani: "I believe in the Brotherhood of Steel. So much that I would rewrite its customs to lead it on the right path. To a New Brotherhood."
  6. Fort Atlas terminal entries; Scribe Valdez's terminal, Scribe Valdez - Personal Logs, The New Appalachian Brotherhood
  7. Leila Rahmani: "Re-establishing contact with the Elders will only shackle us. Possibly even destroy us. So we must disable this transmitter. Permanently. This is a choice that can never be undone. So tell me. Do you support the growth and outreach of the Appalachian Brotherhood of Steel, under the command of Paladin Leila Rahmani? Or are you beholden to the fearful and outdated mandates of the Elders, to whom our very own Knight Daniel Shin vows his loyalty?"
Steel Dawn
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