Bethesdahas announced that the beta for Fallout 76, the upcoming apocalyptic online survival game, will start on 23 October for Xbox One players and 30 October on PS4 and PC. The only way to access the beta is through pre-ordering the game.
The beta (or 'Break-It Early Test Application' in Fallout terms) will run from its release up until a few days before the game's release date of 14 November.
However, in a Q&A on the Fallout website, Bethesda has said that the beta servers will not be live 24/7, but will run during 'targeted timeframes' in order to get as many players playing at the same time.
This is to stress test the servers, which Bethesda will then take down and make adjustments needed up until the game's official launch.
The beta itself will be the full game of Fallout 76, with Bethesda saying its current intention is for your save games to be carried over into the official release. Though achievements and trophies will not be active during the beat a period.
Players with a pre-order of Fallout 76 should receive a code in time for the beta. Players will also will need an Xbox Live Gold account or PlayStation Network account depending on their platform of choice, while all platforms will need you to sign up to a Bethesda.net account.
Fallout 76 is the first time the successful role-playing game series Fallout has been taken online, with players teaming-up or battling in post-apocalyptic West Virginia.
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