The Fallout 76 Beta Will Happen In October

At E3, Bethesda announced that they’d be doing their first ever Fallout beta for Fallout 76. Whilst codes have already been distributed by EB Games and other international retailers, Bethesda hadn’t detailed when the beta would begin.

They’ve today announced that starting in October, Bethesda will begin selecting people who have pre-ordered the game to enter the beta. They’ll first start out with a small amount and continue to add people (until presumably anybody who has preordered will get access.

It’s currently not clear how much gamers will be able to access with the beta, but it’s presumed that it won’t be the entire map. Fallout


“Popping in to say that it’s been very fun seeing everyone’s discussion on Fallout 76 and what your hopes and thoughts are about the game. I and members of the studio regularly lurk, and it’s been great to read through your questions and feedback. With that in mind, we know you’re anxious to learn more about the game and more specifically, about the B.E.T.A.

Starting in October we’ll be selecting people who have pre-ordered the game from a participating retailer to enter our B.E.T.A. We’ll start small and grow over time as we prepare for launch. Be sure you’ve read our F.A.Q., for details on how to redeem your B.E.T.A. code and other important details.

EDIT: To clarify, everyone who pre-orders at a participating retailer will be included in the B.E.T.A.

Beyond that, we know you have numerous questions about the game. Things are still changing and being iterated on, so we cannot answer everything yet, but we encourage you to submit your questions. During the Fallout 76 panel at QuakeCon we’ll be answering some of your questions.  If you’re in Dallas, come join us. If you’re not able to make in person, you can check out all the fun via the live stream airing on Mixer. Send questions our way by posting them here in the forums, on any of the Fallout subreddits, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Thank you again for all your patience, discussion, feedback, and thoughts as we get closer to the launch of Fallout 76!”

Fallout 76 launches on November 14th for PS4 and Xbox One.