post from Bethesda on Bethesda.net
discusses the upcoming beta for
, or as they call it, the B.E.T.A. (thanks
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
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!