October 2018 will be a very special time for those who still pre-order once in a while in an age where many game companies make us want to “wait-and-see” instead. Big bro Todd Howard (a.k.a. Godd Powered) has announced on Twitter that the time for enjoying Fallout 76 is approaching. Exact details are still being worked out but the game’s B.E.T.A. (Break-It-Early Test Application) period will launch in October for Xbox first, then PS4 and PC. That means there should be plenty of footage, impressions, and examples of gameplay for those still on the fence to view before the game releases November 14, 2018.
We recently began to delve into the inner-workings of the title with a Closer Look At Fallout 76 – Pt. 1 taking only the facts of the game from designers at Bethesda Game Studios confirming details directly. Before that, there were also some rumors that probably weren’t extremely accurate. One in particular compared the game to Rust / Minecraft.
In reality the game is an online only, multiplayer open world survival title but it has a lot of functionality about it that is unique to the Fallout universe. There’s even a role-based MMO aspect to the title, since one player can go it alone but can’t be master everything at once. Look to expect merchants, blacksmiths, cooks, weapon makers, and other dedicated characters which work together to build communities, squads, clans, guilds, and so on. In fact, it would make sense to begin strategizing about what role each of you will take in your group of friends now.
Bethesda did express that they felt the early leak from a blacklisted press source gave fans the wrong impression of a game that’s very unique, but they did admit they expected some backlash from fans that were dead set against seeing another online Bethesda game. Many fans have since changed their minds and become excited for the game once they accepted what it is meant to be like. We created the Fallout 76 section of RGN for real gamer impressions and discussion during Beta and when the title releases as an info source on our site that’s separate from those original rumors.
It’s also important to note that Bethesda is still working on what seem to be like incredible upcoming single player franchises with The Elder Scrolls VI and a New IP called Starfield (which was our favorite and most hoped for Pre-E3 Rumor this year) both confirmed at the Bethesda E3 2018 Press Conference which was given an A Rating by thousands of E3 Viewers.