Fallout 76 cements beta testing plans for the end of October

    
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Hyped for Fallout 76? Great. Hyped enough to play it in beta? Now that’s a different level altogether. Well, you’ll have that chance in about a month.

“We’re excited to announce that our B.E.T.A. (Break-It Early Test Application) will arrive first on Xbox One on Tuesday, October 23rd and one week later for PlayStation 4 and PC players on Tuesday, October 30th,” says Bethsoft. “While players ultimately will experience unique adventures, stories, and exciting moments along their Fallout 76 journey, they’ll all begin the same: within the safe confines of Vault 76 on Reclamation Day.”

The studio has released a new FAQ that reminds would-be players that they can secure their spot in the beta testing with a preorder. Bonus, the beta won’t be under NDA. Fallout 76 is still set to formally launch on November 14th. The newly released game intro is right here for your entertainment.

Source: Press release

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Nick Smith

I cannot contain my child-like glee. I’m ready to play with other people in Fallout 76. I’ve been waiting for this since Fallout 3. :)

Almost 10 years ago.

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rafael12104

Sing me up, boys and girls! I’ll be there with my sniper rifle, Vera, and my dog, dogmeat.

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maydrock .

Don’t know if game will be my cup of tea, but will be buying two accounts if for nothing else than showing support for western game development.

If there is money to be made, they will come.

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Armsbend

The header pic reminded me of Owlman’s ship from The Watchmen.

http://www.watchmencomicmovie.com/images/vg06.jpg

trouble posting images :(

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Amorey

I am looking forward to play Fallout 76. I have been a solitary Vault Dweller for many years . From a RP standpoint , playing with others likeminded folk should be interesting. I am also curious to see what will happen if I decide to start my adventure on my own.

It will definitely be different from other MMOs so I am really going to give it a good run

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xpsync

Not been following, did we ever find out exactly what the game is? or we waiting for the non NDA beta feedback?

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Weilan

Does it matter? It will most likely flop.

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Tobasco da Gama

There’s a LOT of info out there. It’s pretty clear that the game is going to be Fallout 4 Multiplayer in terms of style.

There will be a main quest given to you by the Vault’s Overseer, there will be side quests, there won’t be human NPCs but may be robot NPCs.

PvP exists and can’t be turned off, but there’s a sort of flagging system where you take reduced damage from hostile players until you attack them back.

When you die, in PvP or otherwise, you keep all of your weapons, armour, food, and medicines, but you drop all the “junk” (read: crafting materials) you were carrying.

When you level up, you get to choose one from a set of perk cards based on your current stats. You have a fixed number of perk cards that can be equipped at any time, but perk card effects can be shared with other players you’re grouped with.

Weapons and armour have levels, but I don’t recall the details — if any — about how that works.

Every player has a personal C.A.M.P. that allows you to build and craft stuff. The C.A.M.P. and its contents cannot be destroyed and disappear from the game world when you log off.

In addition to C.A.M.P.s, there are Workbenches in the game world that function similarly to the Workbenches in Fallout 4. These do persist in the game world after you log off, but they can be captured and used by other players.

This is all just off the top of my head, I’m sure there are details I’m missing.

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Tobasco da Gama

One thing I forgot: killing a player who doesn’t “consent” to PvP by shooting back will result in the killer getting a bounty. Having a bounty automatically flags you for open PvP, and the next player to kill you gets a bounty payout from your own personal bottle cap supply.

Players are generally visible on the map at all times, at least their general location, but sneaking will remove your marker from the map. I think having a bounty on your head makes you visible regardless of sneaking, but I’m not 100% sure.