Fallout 76 will get a beta – and it begins first on Xbox One.
Bethesda has yet to say when the Fallout 76 beta will kick off, but we do know you have to pre-order the game to get in. Bethesda said that’s the only way to get access to the beta. Fallout 76, which comes out 14th November 2018, is an online game in which all the people who leave the vault are controlled by real human players.
Fallout 76 was one of the most talked-about games of E3 2018, providing a post-apocalyptic open world to explore and survive in. It’s out later this year on consoles and PC, but for those that can’t wait that long to drop the nuke, Bethesda has announced that Fallout 76 will get a pre-release beta – but there’s a catch.
The Fallout 76 beta will feature a period of exclusivity for Xbox One players, before being joined by PS4 and PC users via Bethesda.net.
What is currently unclear is how long the period of exclusivity will be, and when the beta will take place. But while there’s some mystery surrounding the beta, the publisher has confirmed one thing: you’ll need to pre-order the game on PS4, Xbox One or PC to get access to the closed beta.
Fallout 76 is due for release on 14 November 2018 and follows the story of the first vault-dwellers to leave the safety of Vault 76 following a nuclear apocalypse. While it’s technically a survival game, the good news is that you won’t lose your character or items when you die.