The next entry in Bethesda’s beloved Fallout franchises is shaking the formula up. Fallout 76 is an online-only softcore survival game launching this November, but you won’t have to wait that long to try it out. Bethesda has announced a “Break-it Early Test Application,” or B.E.T.A., that kicks off in October. They also recently posted an FAQ page to share more info on the upcoming early version of the game.
Much of the FAQ is fairly standard info, such as how you can sign up for the B.E.T.A. and access it when it becomes available, but there are a few interesting tidbits. In particular, the last question is “Is the B.E.T.A. going to be the full game and will my progress carry over to launch?” As it turns out, the answer to both of these questions is yes! Those who pre-order Fallout 76 will be able to hop into the full experience right away, and Bethesda will incorporate their feedback into the full release.
Additionally, Bethesda recently confirmed that Fallout 76 will not be available on Steam. Company reps have confirmed that the PC version of the game (and the B.E.T.A.) will only be available on Bethesda.net.