The Fallout 76 beta has been running for around two weeks now, and that to the satisfaction of Bethesda and the testers. Apparently the “Break-It Early Test Application” is now coming to an end, because the “final session schedule” has been announced via Twitter. Accordingly, there are two more dates with cheaper times for players in European regions, where you can explore the wasteland.

It is still possible to invite friends to the beta (more details on this further down the page and everything you have seen and experienced to share online. Have you not yet had the opportunity to pay a visit to the post-apocalyptic West Virginia, or you simply cannot Get enough of it, you will find all the important information about the Fallout 76 Beta on this page.

We tell you which days you can play at which times, how you can take part in the final test phases, how you invite your friends to the beta, what content is available in the beta, the system requirements for the PC and much more .

Fallout 76 Beta Table of Contents:

Fallout 76 Beta – Dates and times of the test phases for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

The first to secure their place in the beta vault were the Xbox One gamers. Your exclusive lead week is now over and PlayStation 4 and PC are now joining the post-apocalyptic world. The following test phases will be held for all platforms at the same time.

Furthermore, the addition applies that the servers are not available around the clock, but only in certain time windows for a few hours. During these test periods, Bethesda tries to gather as many players as possible to subject the game to the planned stress tests before the servers go offline again until the next test phase. In the hours when the servers are down, you want to fix as many errors as possible.

Bethesda has now announced what the test phases will look like for the next few days. Here are the details:

Fallout 76 Beta for Xbox One

  • Start of test phase 1: On October 24th from 01:00 a.m. to 05:00 a.m.
  • Start of test phase 2: On October 27th from 11:00 pm to 1:00 am
  • Start of test phase 3: On October 28th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Start of test phase 4: October 31, from 00:00 to 04:00
  • Start of test phase 5: November 1st from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Start of test phase 6: On November 3rd from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am
  • Start of test phase 7: On November 4th from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
  • Start of test phase 8: on November 6th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Start of test phase 9: November 8th from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Fallout 76 Beta for PS4

  • Start of test phase 1: October 31, from 00:00 to 04:00
  • Start of test phase 2: November 1st from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Start of test phase 3: November 3rd from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am
  • Start of test phase 4: On November 4th from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
  • Start of test phase 8: on November 6th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Start of test phase 9: November 8th from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Fallout 76 Beta for PC

  • Start of test phase 1: October 31, from 00:00 to 04:00
  • Start of test phase 2: November 1st from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Start of test phase 3: November 3rd from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am
  • Start of test phase 4: On November 4th from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
  • Start of test phase 8: on November 6th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Start of test phase 9: November 8th from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

How do I join the Fallout 76 Beta and how can I play with friends?

Originally, participation in the beta was reserved for those who pre-ordered Fallout 76. No matter whether for the PC, PS4 or Xbox One, digital or physical.

This principle hasn’t really changed, but all beta testers who have registered in the game by November 1st now receive a nice little bonus: they can invite up to three friends to Fallout 76 . The corresponding beta codes are stored in the Bethesda.net account of the eligible subjects.

If you have a beta code for Fallout 76, you can – depending on the platform and order method – move into your early vault as follows:

  • PC gamers who have pre-ordered Fallout 76 on Bethesda.net should already have a Bethesda account this way. As soon as the beta starts, you can easily access it via the free Bethesda.net Launcher.
  • If you have pre-ordered Fallout 76 for the PC from a retailer (Amazon, GameStop, etc.), you will need the code that is included with your invoice. You can redeem the same in the Bethesda.net Launcher as soon as the beta has started.
  • Xbox One and PS4 players who have pre-ordered Fallout 76 digitally from the Microsoft Store or PlayStationStore will be able to access the beta on the relevant platform as soon as it goes live. Just search for the Fallout 76 BETA as soon as it is available for download in the store.
  • If you bought Fallout 76 for PS4 or Xbox One from a retailer , the first thing you have to do is log into your Bethesda account. If you don’t have one yet, you can simply create a new account. Next you need the code that was included with your invoice. The same you type in here to allow your Bethesda.net account access to the Fallout 76 beta. You will then find out the access code for the beta on the transaction page of your account. You can then redeem the beta code on your respective platform when the beta starts. It should be understood that codes can only be used once and the redemption can also be transferred to another account.

Attention console gamers : To play the BETA and the official Fallout 76 release you need Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus membership.

Fallout 76 Preload and the system requirements for PC

The Fallout 76 beta has been available for preload since October 19. However, for the time being, this only applies to the first in the test series, i.e. the Xbox One gamers. PS4 and PC testers, on the other hand, will have to wait a little longer. At least you have enough time to free up enough space on your hard drive, because the download is around 45 GB.

Incidentally, PC players can and should keep the beta files after the beta, because these will be updated to the final status via patches for the official release. So you save yourself having to download the data again. It looks different with console players: Here you have to run the complete download again.

What are the system requirements for the Fallout 76 Beta on PC?

Meanwhile, Bethesda has spoken out and published the official system requirements for the PC version of Fallout 76. They look like this:

Fallout 76 PC Minimum Requirements:

  • 64-bit processor and operating system
  • Operating system: Windows 7, 8 or 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600k 3.6 GHz, AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz or comparable CPU
  • Graphics card: Nvidia GTX 780 3 GB, AMD Radeon R9 285 2 GB or comparable GPU
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • Hard disk: 60 GB of free space

Fallout 76 PC Recommended System Specifications:

  • 64-bit processor and operating system
  • Operating system: Windows 7, 8 or 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
  • Graphics card: Nvidia GTX 970 4 GB or AMD R9 290X 4 GB
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • Hard disk: 60 GB of free space

What can be played in the Fallout 76 Beta and where can I report bugs?

In short: Everything, the complete game – with the restriction that it is a WIP (Work in Progress) image of the finished game. Accordingly, you will almost certainly run into one problem or another, but that’s exactly what a beta is for: finding and fixing bugs.

Fallout 76 is a prequel to the previous Fallout series and takes place in the year 2102, 25 years after the devastation caused by the all-destructive bombing raids. You are one of the few survivors who crawl out of their vault in West Virginia (USA) and thus also one of the first settlers in the new post-apocalyptic world. So much for the well-known history.

From then on it is important to explore the post-nuclear USA in the usual manner and to ensure one’s own survival. Fallout 76 should offer the largest and most dynamic world of the Fallout series to date, but the biggest innovation is the multiplayer mode. In Fallout 76 you can fight for survival not only alone, but also together with friends. Here are a few key things we know about Fallout 76:

  • Fallout 76 is an online-only game (there is no offline mode). All characters crawling out of the vault are real players. You can make friends with them, but you can also become enemies.
  • Even if Bethesda avoids the term “survival”, Fallout 76 is such a game. However, with the usual Fallout-Soft-Core-Manner, which means, you do not lose your character or game progress if you bless the time.
  • Your character is not tied to a server and you will not meet hundreds or thousands of other players like in MMOs – the number of players per server is limited to 24.
  • You can always team up with friends and play together. This does not hinder your progress in the game.
  • There are emotes o /
  • From level 5 you can participate in PvP. If you kill someone who is not interested in PvP, that makes you a “wanted” murderer and a bounty is placed on you.
  • Fallout 76 is slated to receive free updates and DLC for “years after launch”.
  • There will be micro-transactions, but only for cosmetic items.
  • The popular settlement building from Fallout 4 will also be possible in Fallout 76. You can build “what you want” and move those things “where you want”.
  • You can build and drop atomic bombs, which in addition to the destructive effect has other effects. So the flora and fauna should develop further and higher level opponents will be found there more often. Better resources will also be found there.
  • Your settlements and buildings (CAMPs) follow you from server to server and cannot be attacked if you are not online.
  • Crafting and improving items and objects is an essential part of the gaming experience – you can only get many of the best weapons and armor this way. For this you need recipes that you get through the various options in the game world.
  • There are various elements and effects that affect your survival: mutations, diseases, hunger, thirst, weapon durability and meal plan are all present and affect you in the game.
  • The VATS (Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System) targeting system is also available in Fallout 76. The same applies to HP and AP.
  • There will be (as in Fallout 4) the SPECIAL system and perks, but they will now be handled differently: Perks are now available as “cards” of which only three can be active at the same time. They are divided into SPECIAL categories (intelligence, charisma etc.) and give you specific bonuses. Every time you go up a level, you can switch and even share it with your group.
  • There is a photo mode.
  • The map is roughly four times the size of the Fallout 4 Commonwealth.
  • There are plenty of new creatures like the winged gargoyle-like Scorchbeast that originated in West Virginia folklore.
  • There are various radio stations that you can listen to – including Appalachia Radio and Peacetime Radio.

Where can I report Fallout 76 bugs?

Should you take part in the beta and run into bugs or notice any other errors, you are expressly asked to report them so that they can be eliminated as soon as possible. For this purpose, the following channels are open to the developers:

  • Fallout @ Twitter
  • Bethesda @ Twitter
  • Fallout @ Facebook
  • Bethesda @ Facebook
  • Official forums

Can I get my savegames and atoms from the Fallout 76 beta?

Yes, it is currently planned that you can take over your game progress made in the beta for the official release of Fallout 76. How the transfer of the scores works in detail will only be clarified when the time comes. In addition, Bethesda expressly points out that this can change at any time.

It is currently questionable whether you can transfer earned “atoms”. The in-game currency for purchasing cosmetic items is obtained for completing various challenges and achievements. They can also be bought with real euros. However, since successes and trophies are not possible in the beta and atoms can only be bought after the official release, it doesn’t look like it.

Fallout 76 release date – when will the new Fallout be out?

Bethesda has chosen November 14, 2018 as its starting point. It will be released for the PC as well as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles and will be the first game in the series to support a multiplayer mode. Fallout 76 was classified by the USK as “18 and over” and therefore appears uncut.

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