Bethesda Had A Message For Fans Prior To Fallout 76's First Beta

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Bethesda has released a statement to address the developer's community just prior to the launch of the first Fallout 76 beta. This first beta comes to Xbox One on October 23 at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET and ends four hours later.

In the statement, Bethesda highlights just how different Fallout 76 is from the previous games in the franchise. The developer cites the inspiration for Fallout 76 comes from wanting to try something new after feeling as if every previous Bethesda games had "similar DNA." That said, Bethesda doesn't want to alienate the fanbase its spent building over the years. "Our worlds, whether it be Fallout, Elder Scrolls, or the coming Starfield, are important places to us," Bethesda wrote. "We do everything we can to treat them with care. We know they mean just as much to you."

Bethesda also acknowledged that it's treating Fallout 76 a little bit differently from past Fallout titles. Before, the company said that its employees take a small break after the release of a game. With Fallout 76, Bethesda is looking at the game's launch as if it were the starting line. "Given what we're doing with 76, we know we're opening everyone up to all new spectacular issues none of us have encountered," Bethesda wrote. "Some we're aware of, such as areas where performance needs to improve with lots of players."

Even though the first beta is exclusive to Xbox One, Bethesda is following up with another beta for PS4 and PC on October 30. Although the beta periods are only for a few hours, each one will offer the full Fallout 76 experience. You can only participate in the beta by pre-ordering Fallout 76.

Fallout 76 releases on November 14 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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Watched some live stream video of Fallout 76 yesterday. It consisted of the two "hosts" following around one guy just constantly shooting at him and trying to goad him into a fight. The guy they were following was just trying to get away from these bozos, so he could do his thing, but these clowns would just not let him be, even though it was obvious he was not interested in PvP.

After watching about ten minutes of this, I left the live stream. It wasn't showing me anything other than the fact that just like any other online game featuring PvP, there's going to be idiots trying to ruin the experience for others. Did that look anything like the Fallout I've known and loved? Nope. It looked like any other multiplayer game with griefers.

The more I'm seeing, the less I'm liking this new direction for Fallout.

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JergerNIce1

cant wait for pacman online. multiplayer coop....this feels like literally standing in front of a standing galaga machine and you just want to play and another person is trying to join in but you have to share the same joystick at the same time. I would just walk away. done......

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Karmazyn

Game that nobody wanted...good luck with this.

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SuperKlyph

@Karmazyn: I think you're confused. It's you that didn't want it, not everyone.

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Bread_or_Decide

@Karmazyn: the world doesn’t revolve around what you want, little kid.

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Badmoon1029

Im really looking forward to this game. Im a Fallout fan. I understand all previous games were single player games. Ones mans survival and what not. But this is something new in the Fallout universe. A huge map. Tons to see and explore. The ability to share the experience with new and old friends. Count me in.

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Johnny_Rock

You lost me when I saw other actual players.

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Xristophoros

another trash heap bethesda game -- what else is new? i cannot understand why people enjoy paying full price on launch day only to be used as a guinea pig (qa tester) and not get paid for it. this model is wrong on so many levels. hopefully this game will bomb hard and betehsda will open its eyes... money is the only variable that makes people and companies change their ways after all. good will no longer exists.

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Pongman75

@Xristophoros: wrong. RISK is also a variable. And thats what theyre doing. Dont like it, dont play. Simple

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Well I hope it actually turns out good. From what I've seen so far, it doesn't look like it's going to be something I'm going to be interested in, at least from what I expect from a Fallout game. I'm not planing on picking this up. Depending on how it looks though, I might in the future. I really hope that my impressions so far are proven wrong, because I've really enjoyed the Fallout franchise.

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Pierce_Sparrow

Not really understanding the hate for this, even before it comes out, but I for one am looking forward to it. There really aren't enough online co-op games for PS4, so this should be fun. Not sure I want to pre-order it, but I do look forward to blasting my way through the wasteland with my brother.

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Bread_or_Decide

@Pierce_Sparrow: If gamers liked something they’d have nothing to hate. Then what would they do with all those raging teenage hormones?

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Obiroid1

@Pierce_Sparrow: hating everything is the fad these days on social media

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Pongman75

@obiroid1: yup

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Pyrosa

@Pierce_Sparrow: That's exactly who this is targeted at. Folks who want to build and fight in CoOp.

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Pierce_Sparrow

@Pyrosa: And I don't understand how that's a bad thing.

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dmdcsm

Red Dead Redemption 2 for the win

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santinegrete

@dmdcsm: wrong article.

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BtotheOtotheJtotheF

whos even gonna play this on ps4 when red dead comes out the same day as the beta

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Bread_or_Decide

@btotheotothejtothef: People buy more than one game?

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DeFiLeDTitan

@Bread_or_Decide: such a simple, yet genius concept!

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Bread_or_Decide

@DeFiLeDTitan: Imagine that? Gamers are notorious for dropping a game and moving on to the next one without even beating it and this guy says no other game will be played after RDR2? People are insane. I'm gonna get out of gaming before it gets worse.

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raikiry

Don't buy it before watching a review of it from your trusted reviewer.

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Bread_or_Decide

@raikiry: OR make up your own mind.

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Grynshock

@Bread_or_Decide: Make up my OWN mind?! What shade of crazy are you?

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Bread_or_Decide

@grynshock: Sorry, forgot i was talking to idiot gamers.

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raikiry

@Bread_or_Decide: No, you're the idiot... how are you supposed to make up your mind without buying it and without watching a review? Your stupidity level is over 9000... and what the hell are you even doing on this site if you're not a gamer. ,,!,,

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s1taz4a3l

Am just going to wait for launch, i dont want to buy and find out a game breaking bug on my gameplay,
at least Thronebreaker should keep me busy :D

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W4rl0ck

I don't want to fucking play Fallout Counterstrike or Modern Warfare. Make a real fucking Fallout game or not at all. It's a damn SHAME when you're more excited for a MOD New California and Miami then you are for a brand new game from the developer.

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Bread_or_Decide

@W4rl0ck: replay 4 cry baby

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Pongman75

@W4rl0ck: why is it a shame to want different things from you?

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santinegrete

@pongman75: the usual mindset of people playing mostly and loving SP games is "they don't want their time ruined by anyone or anything external". I'm not a fan of Fallout per se, but I assure you I have that 'call it retrogade if you want' mindset. This is for Fallout players what FEAR Online was for me, probably worst.

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burnettaj

Thank you for the letter Bethesda, but I'm not interested and will not be buying Fallout 76. Best of luck!

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W4rl0ck

Don't care. Fallout New California Mod is out NOW!

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Pongman75

Bethesda is being honest by saying this is new territory for them and their gamers. Thats very respectable, and I hope more devs start communicating their honest expectations with us. Most of you had your comment written in your head before you even read the letter lol. Remember, NO developer is exempt from making a "bad game". But for a person to condemn a company for taking a chance, (WHICH IS WHAT GAMING WAS FUNDAMENTALLY BUILT ON), makes you look blind and ignorant. So please, indulge the community with your "knowledge" . Some of you arent gamers at all, just entitled children crying about something you dont have to buy if you dont want it. Pathetic.

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LostTraveler47

Oof/10, would read and cringe again.

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Mezzanine58

@LostTraveler47: Oof.

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Pongman75

@mezzanine58: uh oh. You started it.

POW!

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SCImonTemplar

Translation: "There are going to be sooo many bugs in this. Like a lot of bugs. Even bugs we haven't encountered yet. So be ready for the potential nightmare.". Looking forward to giving this a shot when the beta starts though!

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metin3191

Goodbye, farewell elder scrolls online, goodbye my 572 hours, I have to go another universe and adventures :,-( . I'm going to common wealth for 1000+ hours. You are welcome Fallout online.

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RabbiSchmuley

here for fortnite 76, get a damage-control plea from some soggy putz. Thanks bethesda, you really know how to soil yourself

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MisterVulpes

“We’re so so sorry”

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ghost140

Fallout new California should scratch that Fallout itch FO4 could not scratch. I hope it does anyways.

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RabbiSchmuley

@ghost140: at the very least they cared enough and dared to create what they loved about the fallout series.

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