Fallout fans finally have another date to stick in their diaries, alongside the really important release date of November 14th. The Fallout 76 B.E.T.A (Break It Early Test Application) is arriving on October 23rd on the Xbox One and then one week later on October 30th on the PS4 and PC. Of course, you will need to pre-order the game in order to be able to take part. Bethesda have also released a video showing how all players will start their experience in this new world.
During the B.E.T.A. one of the primary goals is to stress test and break the game. Because of this Bethesda have announced that the servers will not be running 24/7. Instead, they’ll be online during targeted timeframes so as many people as possible are playing at the same time, because that’s the best way to put all the systems to the test and see how they respond. “On any given day the game might be up for anywhere between four to eight hours. Focusing as many players as we can into these windows is our prime objective. Then we’ll fix what we need to fix and do it again and again from the start of B.E.T.A. until a few days before launch. We’ll give you as much heads up as possible because we need you to log in during these times and play the game.”
Bethesda have also announced that streaming and sharing will be available from the start of the B.E.T.A.
And we’d like for you to share your own journeys. From the very start of the B.E.T.A., beginning on October 23, you will be free to stream and talk about all your experiences with Fallout 76 with the rest of the world. This is an exciting new journey for Fallout – and for us! During the B.E.T.A., you will likely see a glorious array of issues; many we know about, and many we don’t. We need your help in getting the game ready for launch and beyond. We think you will love playing the game as much as we do – and your continued feedback is critical to craft the long-term experience over the years to come. For additional details on the B.E.T.A., please see our updated B.E.T.A. FAQ.
As you wait for B.E.T.A. to begin, we will be showcasing much more of the game in the next few weeks, including tips for multiplayer, wasteland survival, character builds & customization and more! Plus gameplay. Lots and lots of gameplay. Keep an eye on the Fallout website and social channels for news and updates about Fallout 76.