As we are nearing the release of Fallout 76, Bethesda revealed today that the B.E.T.A (Break-It Early Test Application) will arrive first on Xbox One, with PS4 and PC getting it a week after.
Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. will first launch on October 23 for the Xbox One while the PS4 and PC will get theirs on Tuesday, October 30. For those participating, players will be able to give the online experience a test drive before its much anticipated release on November 14.
According to Bethesda, players will ultimately experience unique adventures, stories, and exciting moments as they play through Fallout 76. Players will all begin the same: within the safe confines of Vault 76 on Reclamation Day.
During the BETA period, Bethesda will be providing regular updates on when the servers will be live through its official Fallout twitter page, the Bethesda Forums, and the Bethesda.net Status Page. The servers will not be live 24/7 as the team will work around on certain times of the day to troubleshoot issues, stress the servers, and optimize player concurrency.
More information about the beta will be released in the next few weeks including tips for multiplayer, wasteland survival, character builds, and customization and more!
Here’s an overview of the game:
Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim and Fallout 4, welcome you to Fallout 76.
Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim and Fallout 4, welcome you to Fallout 76, the online prequel where every surviving human is a real person. Work together, or not, to survive. Under the threat of nuclear annihilation, you’ll experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe.
Reclamation Day, 2102. Twenty-five years after the bombs fall, you and your fellow Vault Dwellers – chosen from the nation’s best and brightest – emerge into post-nuclear America. Play solo or join together as you explore, quest, build, and triumph against the wasteland’s greatest threats.
You will Emerge! Multiplayer finally comes to the epic open world RPGs of Bethesda Game Studios. Create your character with the S.P.E.C.I.A.L system and forge your own path in a new and untamed wasteland with hundreds of locations. Whether you journey alone or with friends, a new and unique Fallout adventure awaits.
Mountain Splendorland! All-new graphics, lighting and landscape technology brings to life six distinct West Virginia regions. From the forests of Appalachia to the noxious crimson expanses of the Cranberry Bog, each region offers its own risks and rewards. Post-nuclear America has never looked so beautiful!
New American Dream! Use the all-new Construction and Assembly Mobile Platform (C.A.M.P.) to build and craft anywhere in the world. Your C.A.M.P. will provide much-needed shelter, supplies, and safety. You can even set up shop to trade goods with other survivors. But beware, not everyone will be quite so neighborly.
The Power of the Atom! Go it alone or with fellow survivors to unlock access to the ultimate weapon – Nuclear Missiles. This destruction also creates a high-level zone with rare and valuable resources. Do you protect or unleash the power of the atom? The choice is yours.
Check out the official intro of Fallout 76: