If you were aiming to tool around in last night’s Fallout 76 PC beta episode, you probably found yourself a bit disappointed. Some folks logging in were effectively forced to redownload the entire game – all 50 gigs of it.
Eh, no big deal right? I’ll just log in later. Oh, the beta is restricted to tight, arbitrary windows? Oh.
That’s OK, I’ll just go camp on the forums and complain… oh, the forums went boom too? Oh.
At least this sorts the MMO players from the rest; we’re used to stuff like this. The last Bethsoft MMO I played literally deleted my whole hard drive, so it could be worse.
The good news – and there is some – is that Bethsoft is compensating for the loss of beta play time, which to be fair, isn’t just whining, since the game will not be wiped during this phase. It looks as if you’ll get some extra playtime on Thursday.
We know some users have been forced to redownload the #Fallout76 B.E.T.A. and not everyone will be able to enjoy the game tonight. To make good, we’ll be extending the B.E.T.A. for everyone on Thursday, November 1, 2pm to 11pm ET.
Thanks for your patience. #ExtendtheBeta
— Bethesda Game Studios (@BethesdaStudios) October 31, 2018
#Fallout76 B.E.T.A players: We’re currently experiencing issues with our community forums. So that we can view all of your B.E.T.A. feedback, we encourage you to visit the game’s @ reddit channel https://t.co/j58pZomwLL
— Bethesda Support (@BethesdaSupport) October 30, 2018