Bethesda Games Studio surprised and confused fans of the popular series a few weeks back when they announced Fallout 76.
This newest entry in the series is not only the first fully online entry in the series but also the first to have a B.E.T.A. Now, new details have come to light from the official FAQ for the title that state that Fallout 76's B.E.T.A will in fact be the complete game. Once more, progress from the B.E.T.A will carry over into the final release.
Planned to start sometime in October, the B.E.T.A will give those who have pre-ordered the title the chance to entry the new online wasteland earlier and start experiencing what the title has to offer. Though there will surely be some changes between then and the full release this is a rather interesting, if somewhat odd, move from Bethesda.
Though we are still waiting for the start date for the B.E.T.A program, we know that Fallout 76 is releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 14th November. If you want to get into the title eariy then make sure to pre-order.
This move by Bethesda is both a good and bad one. Fans awaiting Fallout 76 will be happy to get in earlier and have their progress carry over but for those who don't pre-order, or miss the B.E.T.A, they will be starting on day one at a disadvantage to other players. This seems like an oversight. Unless they add an in-game store and promote that to the new, lower level players. Time will tell.