There may be “new spectacular issues none of us have encountered”, according to the developer.
It’s October 23rd, a venerable D-Day for Bethesda Game Studios as it prepares to launch its beta for Fallout 76. Going live on Xbox One first, this will be the first time that the developer has ventured into an online multiplayer space. To that end, it has released a message via Twitter to its players, admitting the challenges of this endeavour.
Of course, the message also serves to prepare players for the unexpected. Bethesda notes that “unforeseen bugs” and “spectacular issues none of us have encountered” will likely crop up. “Some we’re aware of, such as areas where performance needs to improve with lots of players,” the letter reads. “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.”
The beta starts as more of “a starting line” than the end of years of hard work like the company is used to. However, Bethesda’s commitment to support the game should help weather some of the initial storm. To find out when Fallout 76’s beta goes live on Xbox One, refer to the region-specific timings here. The beta will only be available in a four-hour session, but look for Bethesda to detail the next phase soon enough.
PS4 and PC players can experience the beta on October 30th. Fallout 76 launches in full on November 14th.
— Bethesda Game Studios (@BethesdaStudios) October 22, 2018