Fallout 76 beta launches in under one month, here’s what you need to know

Fallout 76 beta

The Fallout 76 beta is scheduled to launch in just under one month’s time now. You’ll want to make sure you have pre-ordered to gain access. But PS4 and PC gamers will have to wait a little longer than those on Xbox anyway.

The game’s publisher, Bethesda Softworks announced the October 23rd beta release date this week for Xbox One. But the game’s Xbox exclusivity will see PC and PS4 players waiting an additional week (October 30th).

While some early leaks may have forced Bethesda to drop details on its latest open-world game a little bit early, Fallout 76 remained one of the most exciting showcases at E3 2018. The Fallout 76 beta marks the first time players (outside of a select few) will be able to jump into the new online-only Wasteland.

Long-time players were initially thrown off by the always connected new Fallout 76 game. But Bethesda has done a great job thus far mitigating worries of a giant MMO-like experience rife with annoying micro transactions. All things considered, if anyone can turn a beloved franchise into a multiplayer online experience and do it right, it’s probably Bethesda. But you’ll only have to wait another month for the Fallout 76 beta to find out for yourself. 

What to expect from the Fallout 76 beta:

It seems as though Bethesda has left this thing until the last-minute. Especially considering the game’s full launch is right around the corner on November 14th. But that seems to have been on purpose. Bethesda is specifically trying to stress test and break the game as much as possible in order to clean things up for the launch.

It will be funneling players into specific windows during the Fallout 76 beta. Servers are only going live for between 4 and 8 hours a day. This way the devs can put as much stress on the game as possible in order to iron out any kinks.

This is the full 45GB version of the game. According to the official FAQ, it looks like all of your progress in the Fallout 76 beta will carry over to the full game. As we mentioned above, only those who have pre-ordered the game will have access to the B.E.T.A (Break-It Early Test Application). You’ll also need to grab yourself a Bethesda.net account in order to sign up for the beta, regardless of what platform you may be on.

And feast your eyes on the new Official In-Game Intro Trailer Bethesda uploaded just recently:

Reclamation day nears. Before exploring Fallout 76’s wasteland on November 14th, watch the game’s official in-game introduction & join us for our Break-It Early Test Application (B.E.T.A.)

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