Fallout 76 fans have finally learned when and how they can get in on the sequel’s upcoming multiplayer beta.
In a recent post to the game’s official forum, a community administrator revealed some of the details surrounding the game’s beta. According to the post, gamers that preorder the game from participating retailers will be eligible for the multiplayer beta selection process, beginning sometime in October. The selection pool will start small, but grow in the lead up to launch. Instructions on how to redeem one’s beta code can be found on the official Fallout website.
The exact dates on which the selection process will begin have not yet been detailed, nor have the specific retailers involved. One thing we do know is that the beta will go live first on Xbox One, with PS4 and PC betas to shortly follow.
We’re blown away by the response to the B.E.T.A. Still sorting out the details but we’ll start letting you break-it in October. First on XB1, then PS4 and PC. #PleaseStandBy https://t.co/3XIR7grard pic.twitter.com/YQISJvis0P
— Bethesda Game Studios (@BethesdaStudios) July 23, 2018
With Fallout 76 slated to launch on November 14th, it won’t be a very long wait between the game’s multiplayer beta and its full release the following month. Bethesda recently came out against using “survival game” to describe Fallout 76, only adding to the game’s enigma, so the multiplayer beta will be fans’ first chance to fully wrap their heads around what the game actually is.
The forum post assures us that more details on the beta will be dropped at Bethesda’s upcoming QuakeCon 2018, where the developer will be answering fans’ most burning questions. QuakeCon 2018 will run from August 9th to August 12th, with the Fallout 76 panel going down August 11th at 9 a.m. PT. Among the event’s many reveals and announcements, the first gameplay for Doom Eternal will also drop.