How to get the Fallout 76 BETA

With hype surging after the recent announcement of Fallout 76, there has been a rush to pre-order the game and get access to the B.E.T.A as soon as possible. Though a lot of us want to get our grubby hands on the game faster than it can be released and experience West Virginia in its full, post-apocalyptic glory, there has been a lot of confusion around how to get access to the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A.

How do I get access to the Fallout 76 BETA?

The only surefire way to get access to the Fallout 76 BETA is by pre-ordering the game. You will receive the B.E.T.A only once Bethesda actually releases it though. So, you might pre-order today, and receive your code in a month from now. Though, with E3, the NoClip documentary showing the making of Fallout 76, and the November release date, we are sure that the BETA will be out sooner rather than later.

How to Redeem B.E.T.A codes in 4 easy steps:

1. Pre-order Fallout 76
2. Find the BETA redemption code in your email or game purchase receipt
3. Go to www.Bethesda.net and log-in or follow the instructions to create a Bethesda.net account
4. Enter your code there

And BAM! Just like that, you are registered to participate in the BETA. When the BETA is released, Bethesda will send you another email after you have followed these steps with your code so that you can download and play the Fallout 76 BETA. So don’t be concerned if you don’t get the code immediately.

The Fallout 76 BETA code will be e-mailed to you when it's ready to play!
The Fallout 76 BETA code will be e-mailed to you when it's ready to play!

On what platforms can I play the Fallout 76 BETA?

Fallout 76 along with the BETA will be released to play on Playstation 4, PC, and Xbox One. Bethesda has announced that Xbox One users will get the luck of the draw here, as they will receive BETA codes before any other platform.

If you pre-ordered the game on the PlayStation Store, Bethesda.net, or Xbox One, you will receive automatic access to the BETA when it launches in the eShop!

When will the Fallout 76 BETA be released?

The full Fallout 76 game and the Power Armor Edition will be released on November 14th, though there has not yet been a set release date for the Fallout B.E.T.A. No need to worry if you haven’t yet received your BETA code, though. Bethesda will send you an email with your code as soon as it’s ready to download.

Will the Fallout 76 BETA be multiplayer?

Yes! Fallout 76 will not be exactly like the Previous Fallout games that you know. It will retain a lot of the vibe, story, and themes that you know and love but it will be completely online. This means that you will be able to play with friends online as different characters. There will also be voice chat in the game for the first time, allowing for a hands-free, fun, communication system.

Is Fallout 76 an MMO?

A lot of people assume that because Fallout 76 will be online, that it will be an MMO. Though the map is much larger than in the last Fallout games, you will only find a maximum of 24-32 people in a map at one time. This will be a set number between this range, though Bethesda has not completely decided on what it will be yet. Bethesda has also confirmed that there will be different game modes in the maps like deathmatches that you have the option to participate in. We predict that this system will work a lot like it does in Red Dead Redemption online, where you will be notified of a nearby event occurring and have the option to participate in another phase where other players cannot interfere. This being said, you also have the option to play it more as a single-player game with different perk cards that make you more well-rounded and take less damage while playing solo.

Are there human NPCs?

There will be no human NPCs in Fallout 76. Every human being you see in-game will be another actual person. Of course, there will still be robots, terminals, and holotapes to push quests and the story forward.

How will death work in Fallout 76?

When you die in-game, you pick a place where you want to respawn and you keep playing where you left off. There will be no loss of items or currency because according to Todd Howard, “death is already annoying enough.”

Do you have any questions related to Fallout 76 B.E.T.A that we haven’t answered? Leave your question in the comments below and we will answer! Don’t forget to pre-order Fallout 76 before November 14th in order to get access to the BETA.