Fallout 76 is approaching launch, and Bethesda has outlined the last few beta dates. Those mark your last chance to try it before launch, and Bethesda plans to let you import progress from the beta into the full game, so it’s a bit like getting a head-start. According to the announcement, the final two tests will take place this week. Each of these times are valid across all platforms:
Tuesday, November 6:
- US Pacific Time: 10 AM – 12 PM
- US Eastern Time: 1 PM – 3 PM
- UK GMT: 6 PM – 8 AM
- Australia AEDT: 5 AM – 7 AM (November 7)
Thursday, November 8
- US Pacific Time: 11 AM – 5 PM
- US Eastern Time: 2 PM – 8 PM
- UK GMT: 7 PM – 1 AM
- Australia AEDT: 6 AM – 12 PM (November 5)
Bethesda actually increased the tests from previous plans, having added extra time as a make-good for a bug that was deleting the game. The studio is banking on Fallout 76 continuing long into the future, but it warned that this will be a process. The company fully expects there to be bugs to sort through and a community to develop as its first attempt at a persistent online world in the Fallout franchise.
We recently got our first glimpse at the in-game store in Fallout 76, which gave us an idea of the prices of various items using the “Atoms” currency. We still have not seen how that converts to real-world dollars, however. The beta is just a taste, but so far we have some concerns about how it feels to explore an expansive wasteland without NPCs. Time will tell how that sorts out in the final release, which is expected to be very similar to the beta.
For more details on the Fallout 76 beta, including how to get in if you haven’t claimed your spot yet, check out our beta guide.