Fallout 76, the upcoming multiplayer spin-off title in the Fallout series, will be released on 14 November. However, for those who want to access the full game and try it early, Bethesda are running a beta from the 23 October exclusively for Xbox One players and access to the beta will open a week later on PlayStation 4 and PC.
Unfortunately for PC players, Bethesda are intent on using their own launcher - though it may come to Steam later since that was the case with Elder Scrolls: Legends, so it’s possible that it will arrive for Steam users within the next couple of years.
To access the B.E.T.A. (Break-it Early Test Application), you have to pre-order the game. Bethesda plan to have a smaller group for the first testing so even if you do have access your starting date may differ to the announced ones.
Unfortunately for PC players, Bethesda are intent on using their own launcher
The B.E.T.A. also won’t be 24/7, instead lasting within “targeted time frames” which is Bethesda’s way of trying to get players to log in at the same time. It appears this will happen until the full release on 14 November where save files from the beta can be transferred.
Bethesda have released the game’s map in full, which they have bragged about being four times the size of Fallout 4’s.