Fallout 76 Beta Starts for Xbox One in October

A post from Bethesda on Bethesda.net discusses the upcoming beta for Fallout 76, or as they call it, the B.E.T.A. (thanks PCGamesN). This will kick off sometime in October with a random selection of eligible customers who have preordered the RPG sequel and expand from there. They offer this FAQ with more, which does not explain how beta became an acronym, but does say the beta will come to Xbox One first, with other platforms to follow. Here's word:
Popping in to say that it’s been very fun seeing everyone’s discussion on Fallout 76 and what your hopes and thoughts are about the game. I and members of the studio regularly lurk, and it’s been great to read through your questions and feedback. With that in mind, we know you’re anxious to learn more about the game and more specifically, about the B.E.T.A.

Starting in October we’ll be selecting people who have pre-ordered the game from a participating retailer to enter our B.E.T.A. We’ll start small and grow over time as we prepare for launch. Be sure you’ve read our F.A.Q., for details on how to redeem your B.E.T.A. code and other important details.

EDIT: To clarify, everyone who pre-orders at a participating retailer will be included in the B.E.T.A.

Beyond that, we know you have numerous questions about the game. Things are still changing and being iterated on, so we cannot answer everything yet, but we encourage you to submit your questions. During the Fallout 76 panel at QuakeCon we’ll be answering some of your questions. If you’re in Dallas, come join us. If you’re not able to make in person, you can check out all the fun via the live stream airing on Mixer. Send questions our way by posting them here in the forums, on any of the Fallout subreddits, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Thank you again for all your patience, discussion, feedback, and thoughts as we get closer to the launch of Fallout 76!
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Jul 25, 2018, 03:01
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Re: Fallout 76 Beta Starts for Xbox One in October Jul 25, 2018, 03:01
Jul 25, 2018, 03:01
 
I think Skyrim VR is probably the last bastion of what Bethesda once was. But, damn - what a bastion it is! I will probably be playing this version of it for years and mfing years, I'll never need another Bethesda game, thank you and good riddance!!
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Jul 24, 2018, 10:54
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Jul 24, 2018, 10:54
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 24, 2018, 08:00:
I'd assume even CJ can admit the Xbox lets them isolate gameplay variables far better than the PC.

In theory, yes, but in practice we all know why Xbone is getting preferential treatment.

Marketing. It's because of selling out. Bethesda have certainly received a lot of nice cash for this move from MS.

Because MS has been losing the console war this generation by a landslide and because they have decided to invest hundreds of millions in a last ditch effort to turn things around.

F76 was presented at the Xbox event at E3. Very disappointing overall. I had hoped that Bethesda would be better than this and more independent but they have sold out big time.

If this were about "isolating gameplay variables" then they should use the console that the game will easily sell twice as many copies on, i.e. PS4.
It's obviously not about that though. It's about MS paying Bethesda and Bethesda selling out to MS.
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Jul 24, 2018, 08:00
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MindStalker3 wrote on Jul 24, 2018, 07:34:
GinRummy wrote on Jul 24, 2018, 00:11:
The fact that Xbox gets the priority tells us quite a bit about the direction they're wanting to go with the game: less strategy RPG and more online social action. But I guess we already knew that.
It might have more to do with Microsoft running the servers for Microsoft while the PC servers will be run by Bethesda. That said, does Bethesda have a history of how well it runs its multiplayer servers?

Has more to do with how tightly controlled the xbox hardware is. If you're testing hardware, you want to be on the PC. If you're testing balance and systems, you want to be on the xbox, where you can isolate just those things and rule out hardware issues quickly, if not immediately.

Everyone here took science of some kind. You want to isolate the variables you're interested in. I'd assume even CJ can admit the Xbox lets them isolate gameplay variables far better than the PC.
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Jul 24, 2018, 07:40
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Re: Fallout 76 Beta Starts for Xbox One in October Jul 24, 2018, 07:40
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GinRummy wrote on Jul 24, 2018, 00:11:
The fact that Xbox gets the priority tells us quite a bit about the direction they're wanting to go with the game: less strategy RPG and more online social action. But I guess we already knew that.

Yep. I'm not interested in another multiplayer treadmill in the first place but the shitboxification is the nail in the coffin. Sad to see Bethesda sell out to Microshit like that. It will make me more cautious about future purchases of their games.
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Jul 24, 2018, 07:34
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Re: Fallout 76 Beta Starts for Xbox One in October Jul 24, 2018, 07:34
Jul 24, 2018, 07:34
 
GinRummy wrote on Jul 24, 2018, 00:11:
The fact that Xbox gets the priority tells us quite a bit about the direction they're wanting to go with the game: less strategy RPG and more online social action. But I guess we already knew that.
It might have more to do with Microsoft running the servers for Microsoft while the PC servers will be run by Bethesda. That said, does Bethesda have a history of how well it runs its multiplayer servers?
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Jul 24, 2018, 06:51
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Whoopedeedoo.....
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Jul 24, 2018, 02:36
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Re: Fallout 76 Beta Starts for Xbox One in October Jul 24, 2018, 02:36
Jul 24, 2018, 02:36
 
new vegas was the last fallout with rpg elements for me, you could play properly with different factions or stay fairly neutral all the way through.
Its not the cough that carries you off but the coffin they carry you off in.
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Jul 24, 2018, 02:27
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GinRummy wrote on Jul 24, 2018, 00:11:
The fact that Xbox gets the priority tells us quite a bit about the direction they're wanting to go with the game: less strategy RPG and more online social action. But I guess we already knew that.

If you've played Fallout4 you should already be aware that there is very, very little RPG left in Fallout. At least in the traditional CRPG way.
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The fact that Xbox gets the priority tells us quite a bit about the direction they're wanting to go with the game: less strategy RPG and more online social action. But I guess we already knew that.
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Jul 23, 2018, 22:35
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fawker wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 19:15:
For many fallout fans, this will be their first experience with a survival game. This ought to be one hell of a first week at launch.

Good point. Even as successful as ARK and Rust, etc. have been, they're still obscure indies compared to Fallout. It'll be open season for gankers, but on the other hand there's probably a better chance than in most of these games that you don't run into people like that.
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Pepe wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 20:30:
necrosis wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 19:46:
During the Fallout 76 panel at QuakeCon we’ll be answering some of your questions. If you’re in Dallas, come join us. If you’re not able to make in person, you can check out all the fun via the live stream airing on Mixer.

Mixer? Whats that?

https://www.xbox.com/en-US/mixer
Oh right. Where people go when banned from Twitch.
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necrosis wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 19:46:
During the Fallout 76 panel at QuakeCon we’ll be answering some of your questions. If you’re in Dallas, come join us. If you’re not able to make in person, you can check out all the fun via the live stream airing on Mixer.

Mixer? Whats that?

https://www.xbox.com/en-US/mixer
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During the Fallout 76 panel at QuakeCon we’ll be answering some of your questions. If you’re in Dallas, come join us. If you’re not able to make in person, you can check out all the fun via the live stream airing on Mixer.

Mixer? Whats that?
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For many fallout fans, this will be their first experience with a survival game. This ought to be one hell of a first week at launch.
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