Hardly any Bethesda game made fans scratch their heads as vigorously as Fallout 76. But while the aura of uncertainty keeps on surrounding the RPG-turned-Online-Survival, it should completely fade away sometime in October. That’s when the official beta (or rather – B.E.T.A., as in: Break it Early Test Application) is scheduled to launch. But some will play it sooner than others.
The signup process is simple – you just pre-order the game. There’s no other way. You can do it through Bethesda’s official website, or any other vendor. After you place your order you’ll be given a beta code and, in October, granted access to the early version of the game. For more details head to the official FAQ.
When exactly are you going to play? Well, it depends on the platform you’re using. Xbox One players are getting their hands on Fallout 76 beta earlier than PC and PlayStation 4 players. How much earlier? No one knows for sure, but since the actual release date of the game is November 14, a two-week window is expected at worst.
Last thing – the game is still not available on Steam. And nobody knows if it’s going to make it to Valve’s platform. Presumably: yes (and it probably isn’t there yet because of the refund policy), but until then you’ll have to get along with the Bethesda launcher. Frankly, it’s a small price to pay for getting the answer to the question, “Is it Fallout anymore?”