The announced Fallout 76 Beta sessions are now over, but with a few days to go until the game releases, is there any chance a Fallout 76 open beta will run before then? In this Fallout 76 Beta Guide, we've pulled together all of the info you need to know about the Fallout 76 beta.
For everything else on Fallout 76 that isn't beta releated, you can head over to our Fallout 76 Guides Hub. You'll find details on when the game will release, every trailer released for the game, where it's set and more.
Fallout 76 Beta Dates and Times
All the scheduled Fallout 76 Beta sessions have now happened, so currently there are no Fallout 76 Beta sessions planned. The last Fallout 76 Beta session took place on November 8:
When Does the Fallout 76 Beta Start on PS4 and PC
The Fallout 76 Beta on PS4 and PC started on October 30, following a number of exclusive sessions for Xbox One players. The Fallout 76 Beta won't be live 24/7 over the beta period, instead being online during set times.
When is the Next Fallout 76 Beta Session on Xbox One?
There are no more planned Fallout 76 Beta sessions for the Xbox One. Unless Bethesda announces a surprise session, the next time you can play the game will be November 14, on release day if you buy the game.
When is the Next Fallout 76 Beta Session on PS4?
The Fallout 76 Beta period on PS4 is over. There are no more planned PS4 Fallout 76 Beta sessions.
When is the Next Fallout 76 Beta Session on PC?
If you're still hoping to play the Fallout 76 Beta on PC, you're out of luck. All Fallout 76 Beta sessions are now finished.
Fallout 76 Beta File Size - How Big is the Fallout 76 Beta on Xbox One
Now that certain players have been getting a bit of time with Fallout 76, we can reveal the file size on Xbox One. The Fallout 76 Beta File Size clocks in at around 45GB, so not exactly as huge as some other AAA games coming out this year (*cough* Red Dead).
How to sign up for Bethesda Fallout 76 Beta - Is it an Open Beta?
The Fallout 76 Beta period is over, so there is no way to sign up to it and gain early access to the game. There is no word on any Fallout 76 open beta taking place, but we'll let you know if Bethesda announces anything between now and November 14 when the game releases.
When Does the Fallout 76 Beta End?
Bethesda ran numerous Fallout 76 Beta sessions over October and November, and ran the final Fallout 76 Beta session on November 8. This session ran from 2pm PT - 8pm PT and was be the last time players could play Fallout 76 until the game launches on November 14.
Fallout 76 Beta Launched on Xbox One First
There has been a little confusing as to the exact timings of the Fallout 76 Beta. Thanks to an updated FAQ over on the game's website, we now know that the Fallout 76 beta will launch first on Xbox One:
The B.E.T.A. will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and on PC (via Bethesda.net). Stay tuned for exact timing for each platform here and @Fallout on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please note that the B.E.T.A. for Xbox One will begin first, followed by other platforms.
Fallout 76 Beta Will Not be available on Steam
It was recently revealed that Fallout 76 will be exclusive to Bethesda.net on PC. This means that it will be skipping Steam entirely. The same is true for the Fallout 76 Beta, which will only be available on bethesda.net for PC players looking to try out the game early.
Your Fallout 76 Beta Progress Will Carry Over
During the same news that the no Steam release was revealed, it was also stated that your progress will carry over from the beta:
Our current plan for the B.E.T.A. is it will be the full game and all your progress is saved for launch.
Thanks to a few different gameplay breakdowns by Bethesda, we know a fair bit about what we'll be getting up to in Fallout 76. We've collected some of the key info in the following list:
- There are no NPCs in Fallout 76, only other players and a few select quest-givers
- Perks are handled by the new Perk Card system (you can read more about it in our Fallout 76 Perks Guide)
- Griefers are being handled in a unique way. When they kill other players, a Bounty is put on their head which is pulled from their own caps, they also become visible to everyone on the map.
- The new Photo Mode allows you to pose with your teammates, and can be accessed at any time.
- There's an updated character creator
- Mutations will trigger when a certain Rad level is reached, granting a random stat change.
- Players can locate nuclear silos and nuke others on the map (you can read more about it in our Fallout 76 Nukes Guide).
- The Fallout 76 map is called Appalachia
How to Pre-Load the Fallout 76 Beta on PS4, PC, Xbox One
Bethesda has announced that players can pre-load the Fallout 76 beta on PS4, PC, and Xbox One if you have access to the Beta. It's available now, so be sure to pick it up ready for the first session.
Is the Fallout 76 Beta Enhanced for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro?
The Fallout 76 Beta is essentially an evolving version of the game that will release on November 14. While Bethesda will fix up issues and patch bugs, the game is more or less what we're going to be playing when it hits stores. As such, the Fallout 76 bea has support for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, running at a higher resolution than the base console versions are capable of. You can see how the Xbox One versions are shaping up in the Digital Foundry video below.
That's everything you need to know about the Bethesda Fallout 76 Beta. Stay tuned for more info on the game as we get it.