Players Can't Uninstall the Fallout 76 Beta on PC

Players Can't Uninstall the Fallout 76 Beta on PC

Access denied.

Fallout 76 is out later this week but players who want to clear up some space on their PCs by deleting the Fallout 76 beta are reporting some issues doing so.

According to reports on Reddit and Bethesda forums, PC players are trying to uninstall the Fallout 76 beta from their hardrives but are hitting some roadblocks. Trying to uninstall the Fallout 76 beta opens the Launcher and asks players to log in. Afterwards however it tells players they don't have access to the game.

Players have tried logging in and out, but the Launcher seems unable to acknowledge ownership of the Fallout 76 beta.

Please log in.

There's no solution yet but players believe that this could be an issue with the Launcher server which isn't live yet. There are suggestions that once Fallout 76 servers are up and running players should be able to uninstall the beta, though we won't know this until the launch.

This is presumably because the beta will be updated into the full game once the game launches so there's no real need to delete the beta. And it would make sense since Fallout 76 beta access was only available to people who pre-ordered the game.

However, Bethesda soon allowed players to gift beta codes to friends and it's unclear what will happen to their beta if they choose not to purchase Fallout 76 after the beta. A worry is those players will have to purchase the full game to acquire access to Fallout 76.

Fallout 76 is out this Wednesday November 14 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. We have a guide of Fallout 76 tips and tricks to help players get started. Just be aware that there's a sizable day one patch.

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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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