Bethesda has announced that the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. or the Break It Early Test Application will start on October 23 for Xbox One first. Then, on October 30, PS4 and PC players will get a chance to try out the game as well. The B.E.T.A. is available to those that have pre-ordered the game. In Bethesda’s official announcement, one of the primary goals of the B.E.T.A. is to break the game by stress testing it. With that in mind, the servers won’t be online all the time. There will be specific timeframes because their goal is to get as many people online as possible playing the game. The B.E.T.A. is the full game and all progression obtained in the B.E.T.A. will carry over when the game launches.
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. We’ll also keep you posted through our official @Fallout and @bethesdastudios on Twitter as well as the Bethesda.net forums and our Bethesda.net Status Page to learn when servers will be online.
Bethesda is allowing anyone to stream and talk about the game from the very start of the B.E.T.A. In their announcement, they also stated that “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 crafting the long-term experience over the years to come.”
Bethesda has stated that they will share more information in the coming weeks such as tips on multiplayer, wasteland survival, character builds & customization, and gameplay. Lots and lots of gameplay. Fallout 76 officially launches November 14.