Fallout 76 Beta is Available to Pre-Load on PC and You Really Should Do That

Fallout 76 Beta is Available to Pre-Load on PC and You Really Should Do That

We recommend it if you want the most out of the Fallout 76 beta.

Fallout 76 is now available to pre-load for PC players who pre-ordered Bethesda's upcoming multiplayer Fallout game. While the PC beta isn't live until October 30, this will give you a chance to jump right in when the beta begins.

Fallout 76 beta is available to all players who pre-ordered Fallout 76 either through Bethesda or partnered retailers. Fallout 76 is notably absent from Steam with Bethesda preferring to release it themselves. Xbox players already held a beta, but soon PC and PS4 players will be able to try it out themselves.

Bethesda released the full beta schedule for Fallout 76 starting with a few more Xbox-only days before opening up to PC and PS4 players. The PC and PS4 beta begin on October 30 and will go from 4pm to 8pm PT. That's only four hours, so if you want to maximize your beta playtime it's a good idea to download it ahead of time so you don't wait to get the some 44GB beta downloaded and cut into your playtime.

We already got a chance to play the Fallout 76 beta on Xbox One, and aside from some technical issues, came away with some questions we hope will be addressed when the full release happens. Read our Fallout 76 beta preview here or check out our Fallout 76 guide for even more info about Bethesda's upcoming Fallout game.

If you want to learn how to play Fallout 76 early, we've got all the info you need. Head over to our Fallout 76 Beta times page for the latest scheduled session times and details on how to get involved with the beta.

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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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