Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Extended

A tweet from Bethesda Game Studios announces the Fallout 76 beta, or BETA rather, is being extended due to some issues players have encountered. Word is a glitch in the game launcher required users to re-download the entire 47 GB client. DSOGaming digs into other problems with the beta, noting that 16:10 and 21:9 aspect ratios are not supported, and that game speed is tied to framerate, leading to undesirable results when framerates are unlocked, but there's no word on such issues. Here's the revised beta schedule:
We know some users have been forced to redownload the #Fallout76 B.E.T.A. and not everyone will be able to enjoy the game tonight. To make good, we’ll be extending the B.E.T.A. for everyone on Thursday, November 1, 2pm to 11pm ET.

Thanks for your patience. #ExtendtheBeta
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Nov 1, 2018, 07:57
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What a bunch of unknowing gamers in these comments. Do you people even play video games? Im just curious because a lot of you dont even know what the fuck you are talking about.

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Oct 31, 2018, 22:36
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I liked all the Fallouts a lot (even 4 to a lesser extent) but unfortunately I think I'm going to pass on this one.

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Re: Game Reviews
Oct 31, 2018, 17:12
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Primalchrome wrote on Oct 31, 2018, 15:54:
Darks wrote on Oct 31, 2018, 15:01:
Fallout 76 plays identical to Fallout 4 in every regard.
How so, Darks? All the writeups and video I've seen so far did not seem to be the case....

(I'm not in the beta and don't have any practical experience with it, so my question is genuine.)

Being honest myself, I had a lot of doubt about this game. but I have played every previous Fallout Game. Fallout 3 and 4 were good games. I liked them a lot and so was Vegas.

The combat beside all the hate mongers going off about the VATS system, which I for one very rarely ever used. So I cant comment on that part but I have seen it in action, and in all seriousness VATS has no place in an MMO game. it cant work well and thats been a lot of the bitching.

But the combat itself and looting in the game are exactly the same as the previous games. Leveling up is very similar.

Lack of NPCs well, that is a somewhat issue, but there are all kinds of other parts to the game that give you quest, being video or notes that you find. I've had no issues with how the game is being presented. its working just fine. and the exploration is there which is what I like the most about these types of games.

Going back to the NPCs, from my understanding and it does make sense since the game takes place 25 years after the bombs, there is hardly anyone around because its so soon after the war. Yes, this can be debated, but to me it does make sense in a way.

Personally, I think a lot of the hate stems from people just wanting to bitch about it because its multiplayer and not what they wanted. But for me, this is what I wanted, a Coop type Fallout game where I can explore and play it with fiends.

So, yes I was pleasantly surprised that the game worked better then I though it would and its been fun.

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Oct 31, 2018, 16:13
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Drayth wrote on Oct 31, 2018, 11:06:
You'd think after selling Skyrim to every person on the planet, some more than once, they could write a new engine... Oh, right.. fast framerates are only a problem for us lowly PC people...

There's no motivation for them to change it as long as people keep buying their shit.
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Oct 31, 2018, 15:58
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Zanderat1 wrote on Oct 31, 2018, 15:56:
Darks wrote on Oct 31, 2018, 15:01:
peteham wrote on Oct 31, 2018, 12:40:
This looks none too promising. Current word on the street is that the beta is absolutely terrible, both in the performance and gameplay department. And the game isn't that far off. On the other hand, my tolerance is quite high for co-op games, so...


You couldn't be more wrong. To say the game play is bad would be saying that Fallout 4 was also bad. Fallout 76 plays identical to Fallout 4 in every regard.
Actually, Fallout 4 WAS bad.


Well, if you think that then you are not the target audience and probably won't be playing anyway.
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Re: Game Reviews
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Darks wrote on Oct 31, 2018, 15:01:
peteham wrote on Oct 31, 2018, 12:40:
This looks none too promising. Current word on the street is that the beta is absolutely terrible, both in the performance and gameplay department. And the game isn't that far off. On the other hand, my tolerance is quite high for co-op games, so...


You couldn't be more wrong. To say the game play is bad would be saying that Fallout 4 was also bad. Fallout 76 plays identical to Fallout 4 in every regard.

Yeah, and what is current word on the street? Every article and social media post I have seen either things it is good to great.
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Re: Game Reviews
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Oct 31, 2018, 15:56
 
Darks wrote on Oct 31, 2018, 15:01:
peteham wrote on Oct 31, 2018, 12:40:
This looks none too promising. Current word on the street is that the beta is absolutely terrible, both in the performance and gameplay department. And the game isn't that far off. On the other hand, my tolerance is quite high for co-op games, so...


You couldn't be more wrong. To say the game play is bad would be saying that Fallout 4 was also bad. Fallout 76 plays identical to Fallout 4 in every regard.
Actually, Fallout 4 WAS bad.
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Oct 31, 2018, 15:54
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Oct 31, 2018, 15:54
 
Darks wrote on Oct 31, 2018, 15:01:
Fallout 76 plays identical to Fallout 4 in every regard.
How so, Darks? All the writeups and video I've seen so far did not seem to be the case....

(I'm not in the beta and don't have any practical experience with it, so my question is genuine.)
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Oct 31, 2018, 15:16
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Oct 31, 2018, 15:16
 
Nullity wrote on Oct 31, 2018, 14:01:
Unfortunately, it's an inherent limitation/flaw in their ancient POS engine. Modifying that would take a significant mount of work/time/money and more or less isn't possible without rewriting a large portion of the base engine.

Which is what they really need to do. Scrap the engine entirely and write or lease a new one. Come on Bethesda, it's long past time.

I'm interested in TES6 and Starfield, but if they are still using this junk, they won't be getting my money.

Didn't they get a huge ~500 million USD payout from Facebook from the insane verdict over that Oculus lawsuit or is that still ongoing? Throw a few mill at a new engine seems a no brainer, still - management needs a new yacht, so...
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Oct 31, 2018, 15:01
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Oct 31, 2018, 15:01
 Darks
 
peteham wrote on Oct 31, 2018, 12:40:
This looks none too promising. Current word on the street is that the beta is absolutely terrible, both in the performance and gameplay department. And the game isn't that far off. On the other hand, my tolerance is quite high for co-op games, so...


You couldn't be more wrong. To say the game play is bad would be saying that Fallout 4 was also bad. Fallout 76 plays identical to Fallout 4 in every regard.
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Oct 31, 2018, 14:06
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Nullity wrote on Oct 31, 2018, 14:01:
I'm interested in TES6 and Starfield, but if they are still using this junk, they won't be getting my money.

Seeing as how they updated the lighting and draw distances you can count on the Creative engine sticking around for a while longer.

Unfortunately.
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TheBigVlad wrote on Oct 31, 2018, 10:40:
I wish Bethesda would stop tying things to the framerate. It's really annoying. It couldn't be that difficult to tweak their engine so that it works properly with an unlocked framerate. Is this still going to be a thing when ESVI comes out in 2022 or whenever? Ugh...
Unfortunately, it's an inherent limitation/flaw in their ancient POS engine. Modifying that would take a significant mount of work/time/money and more or less isn't possible without rewriting a large portion of the base engine.

Which is what they really need to do. Scrap the engine entirely and write or lease a new one. Come on Bethesda, it's long past time.

I'm interested in TES6 and Starfield, but if they are still using this junk, they won't be getting my money.
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Re: Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Extended
Oct 31, 2018, 13:04
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Oct 31, 2018, 13:04
 
Game currently has a laundry list of problems on the PC, no possible way it is going to be fixed by release in two weeks. Launch is going to be a turd.
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Oct 31, 2018, 12:40
 
This looks none too promising. Current word on the street is that the beta is absolutely terrible, both in the performance and gameplay department. And the game isn't that far off. On the other hand, my tolerance is quite high for co-op games, so...
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Oct 31, 2018, 12:06
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Oct 31, 2018, 12:06
 
First the W10 October update is not gonna release in October and now this.
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Re: Morning Patches
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You'd think after selling Skyrim to every person on the planet, some more than once, they could write a new engine... Oh, right.. fast framerates are only a problem for us lowly PC people...
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Re: Morning Patches
Oct 31, 2018, 10:40
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I wish Bethesda would stop tying things to the framerate. It's really annoying. It couldn't be that difficult to tweak their engine so that it works properly with an unlocked framerate. Is this still going to be a thing when ESVI comes out in 2022 or whenever? Ugh...
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Re: Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Extended
Oct 31, 2018, 10:23
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Oct 31, 2018, 10:23
 
Yeah, logged oin the beth launcher to see it needed to redownload the whole 48GB again. After an hour it was still saying 15 hours left.

Originally it took me 6 minutes to DL.
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