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Fallout 76 beta is coming in October

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Fallout fans have another reason to be excited, we’ve finally learned when the promised beta for Fallout 76 will occur. Bethesda promised a beta test for the open-world survival game at E3 2018, and now we know more about said beta.

The closed beta for Fallout 76 will begin in October, with the pool of participants selected from those users who have pre-ordered the game. A post on the Bethesda forums clarified that more users will be added over time, with the beta expected to last a couple of weeks at the most.

Details are available in the Fallout 76 FAQ but the short version is that need to first preorder the game, and then find the redemption code on your receipt or email confirmation. Take that to bethesda.net, log in and redeem the code so it’s linked to your account.

Hi everyone,

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!

One weird thing is that of all of the supporting retailers listed on the official site, Steam isn’t one of them, this had led to some speculation as to whether the game will be on that platform at all. We’ll update this article when we know more.

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In the mean time, check out some other news about Fallout 76. Maybe you want to see that initial teaser again, or perhaps you missed the details on the C.A.M.P. system before. It could even be true that you want to just know more about PvP in Fallout 76. Whatever the case may be, you’re probably just as excited about this game as the rest of us.

Fallout 76 will be out in full on November 14.

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