Bethesda Asks Players to Understand There Might Be Bugs in Fallout 76

Bethesda Asks Players to Understand There Might Be Bugs in Fallout 76

Don't panic.

The beta for Bethesda's Fallout 76 goes live on Xbox One tomorrow and Bethesda is eager to share the world of Appalachia with players. Bethesda also warns that as the first online-survival Fallout game players should expect to find bugs and "spectacular issues."

"Our worlds, whether it be Fallout, Elder Scrolls, or the coming Starfield, are important places for us. We do everything we can to treat them with care. We know they mean just as much to you," Bethesda writes in a letter posted on social media.

"We all know with the scale of our games, and the systems we let you use, that unforeseen bugs and issues always come up. Given what we're doing with 76, we know we're opening everyone up to all new spectacular issues none of us have encountered. Some we're aware of, such as areas where performance needs to improve with lots of players. Others, we surely don't. We need your help finding them, and advice on what's important to fix. We'll address all of it, now and after launch."

Bethesda games and their history with bugs are well known by now, but the public letter seems to be anticipating some rockiness in tomorrow's beta. We know there are some graphical inconsistencies from a preview build we played several weeks ago which could still be around in the Xbox One version.

Bethesda is also clear that as a games-as-service title Fallout 76 will have nowhere to go but up, both leading up to the official launch and after as many service games incorporate changes and improvements as requested by players. We also expect some outrageous bugs to hit the internet when the beta drops tomorrow, but we'll have to wait and see.

For more on the Fallout 76 beta, check out our Fallout 76 guide for release info, news, and trailers. Fallout 76 officially launches on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 14.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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