The Fallout 76 beta is less than a month away, and Bethesda has now revealed exactly what players need to do to participate.
First of all, there’s a brand new cinematic showing what all players will see as soon as they enter the game.
The beta, cheekily dubbed in true Fallout style as the B.E.T.A or Break-it Early Test Application, will open up for all players who pre-ordered the game. Xbox One players will gain access first, starting their beta trial on Tuesday, October 23rd. PlayStation 4 and PC players will be able to join in a week later, on Tuesday, October 30th.
If you preordered your copy of the game through the Xbox Store or PlayStation Store, it should launch automatically. If you bought through another retailer, you should find a code on your receipt. PC players can redeem this code through the Bethesda Launcher and jump in. Console players will have a few extra steps. They’ll need to create a Bethesda.net account, log in to it, and put in the receipt code. Then, once the beta goes live, your account page will update with another beta code that can be redeemed on each respective console.
Since the beta is a stress test, it won’t be live constantly. Bethesda plans for the game to be live for anywhere between four to eight hours a day, in order to pack as many players into that window as possible and put the game through its paces. However, it will be the full version of the game, and any progress players make during these windows will carry over into the full game once it launches.
The beta will be about 45 GB, so prepare to have some space cleared on your console in order to play. For any other questions about redeeming your code or starting the beta, check out Bethesda’s FAQ.
The full version of Fallout 76 launches on November 14th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.