Fallout 76 'B.E.T.A.' test takes place in October [updated]

Today, Bethesda released new details about the Fallout 76 "B.E.T.A." test. The test will take place in the coming months and those who have preordered the game will be given the chance to play it early. However, it looks like entry into the B.E.T.A. will be on a rolling basis. A community administrator by the name of "jurassica" posted the following statement on the company's forums.

Updated August 6, 2018: The Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. will allow you to carry over progress on the full game.

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 preordered 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... 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.

Even though Fallout 76 is entirely online, it isn't a massively multiplayer online game. At any given time you'll be playing with dozens of people, not thousands. It's similar to titles like Anthem and Destiny 2. However, if you don't like playing with other gamers, you can also experience the title on your own. However, it's much easier if you have help, especially when it comes to gathering resources and building.

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