E3 2018: Fallout 76 Beta Confirmed, Get In By Pre-Ordering

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Fallout 76 got a full reveal during Bethesda's E3 2018 conference, and it's making some dramatic shifts from franchise formula. It's a multiplayer-focused open-world game with survival elements that is said to be four times larger than any previous Fallout. Since it's shifting to cooperative and PvP online multiplayer, it's going to have a beta test period.

No word was given as to when that beta launches, but it's definitely coming this year since Fallout 76 is set to release on November 14, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Along with a date and beta confirmation, we also got a series of videos, including those showcasing the first gameplay footage. Despite the shift to an online multiplayer game, it does still very much look like Fallout. One way you'll be able to get into the beta is by pre-ordering.

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Base-building returns from Fallout 4, although the exact ways in which it has been changed are not yet clear. We do know that players can work toward securing nuclear weapons they can then unleash on the map, which features six distinct regions. The exact purpose for doing so is, as with many details, not clear at the moment, though it seems like one rather effective way of dealing with pesky enemies.

Check out all the news to come out of Bethesda's E3 press conference with our roundup.

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By online emultiplayer, does this mean no single player option will be offered?

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@slider9499: you can play solo but you're always online.

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I preordered the Fallout that comes with the helmet from GameStop Tuesday and today they sent me an email with the code for the beta. I entered it in and they said they’ll email me again before the beta starts.

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@skot_free: thank you for this! Exactly what I was looking for.

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I was pretty turned off that there will be no human npcs....Up till that I was generally excited to see what the game is. IDK, sure ill prob pre order anyway >.< Not like there is going to be new Fallout content for prob next 8 years :-/

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So is it one way or the only way? Hoping that pre-ordering is just early access to the Beta and then it becomes open after a while. This is definitely a "try before buy" game since there are so many red flags.

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@SoNin360: Red flags? Every Fallout I've played is great lol. I'm not worried at all. This game will be fun.

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@pongman75: lol keep dreaming. Not all were great. 1,2,vegas was great, tactics and 3 were good, BOS we best forget and 4 was by far the most boring unnecessary failure ever made in the franchise so yeah, low hopes for 76.

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@bongaconga: are we talking about the same game? Fallout 4 was great lol. 3 was great too. New Vegas was fun, really like that one

Sorry, I just dont see all that much wrong with Fallout. 76 will sell like hotcakes at McDonalds too.

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@bongaconga: Totally agree on 4, wasn't a big fan of Vegas. Always felt 3 was the best of the bunch.

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