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Bethesda announces Fallout 76 Beta dates

By Cal Jeffrey
Sep 27, 2018
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  1. Bethesda announced dates for the upcoming Fallout 76 "Break-it Early Test Application” (B.E.T.A., get it?). Xbox One users will get the first crack starting on Tuesday, October 23. PlayStation 4 and PC will have to wait a week longer as those tests will begin on October 30.

    Only those who have pre-ordered the game can participate in the early testing. Players interested in getting in on it can register at Bethesda’s website. A redemption code is required at sign up, which should have been sent in a pre-order confirmation email or receipt. A Bethesda account is also needed. After entering the redemption code, players will be contacted before the B.E.T.A. starts with instructions on how to jump in on it.

    Bethesda says they will not be running the servers non-stop. “During the B.E.T.A. one of our primary goals is to stress test and break the game,” the studio says in its FAQ. “As such, the servers will not be running 24/7; instead, they’ll be online during targeted timeframes so we can get as many people as possible playing at the same time.”

    In addition to announcing the test dates, Bethesda posted a video of the opening of the game (above). Don’t worry — no spoilers. It is basically a variation on the "War Never Changes" speech we get at the beginning of every Fallout Game.

    Fallout 76 launches November 14 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Keep in mind, as we reported earlier, Fallout 76 will not be available through Steam. PC players can purchase it directly through Bethesda’s store.

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    Last edited: Sep 27, 2018
  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,717   +2,516

    Fallout: Battle Royale will be a train wreck and since its online-only the fans won't be able to fix Bethesda's innumerable mistakes this time.
  3. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,460   +1,034

    Well, it's a good thing it's not Battle Royale then.............
    Cal Jeffrey and Versutus like this.

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