Fallout 76’s beta may be launching later than many were expecting – only one month before the proper game releases – but there are many reasons to be excited about the forthcoming test. As Bethesda has just revealed, the Fallout 76 beta will feature the full game rather than just a slice of a larger pie.
Just today, Bethesda updated the FAQ section of its Fallout 76 beta site, which covers everything about the upcoming multiplayer test. Specifically, the publisher/developer added an answer explaining that the beta will feature the full game.
Our current plan for the B.E.T.A. is it will be the full game and all your progress is saved for launch. We hope you join us!
Obviously, players won’t be able to experience all that Fallout 76 has to offer in the beta - there will certainly be restrictions - but this detail is promising regardless. It could be that players only have a set amount of time to explore the game or that level restrictions will keep them from advancing too far.
More likely, when Bethesda says that the beta will be the full game, the studio means that players will have access to the full game map. It’s hard to imagine that Bethesda will give beta participants full access to the game without any restrictions. Having the full game in front of them is one thing, but being able to burn through all the content is another.
At the same time, the beta is restricted to pre-order holders so perhaps Bethesda is trying something a little different. This could be a chance for players to put the entirety of Fallout 76 through its paces to see if any major bugs appear. After all, Bethesda is calling this a Break it Early Test Application.
Whatever the case may be, the good news is that any progress made in the Fallout 76 beta will carry over to the main game. Players won’t need to worry about heavily investing in their character or world and then having to start over from scratch a month later.
The Fallout 76 beta does not yet have an official launch date, but Bethesda has said that the test will start at some point in October. To gain access to the beta, fans need to pre-order a copy of Fallout 76 and then input a code on the official site.
Fallout 76 releases November 14, 2018 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.