The Fallout 76 B.E.T.A is going to be huge and you can't pre-load it

Triple-A games are getting big these days and that doesn’t stop when it comes to the next Fallout. Bethesda has revealed the release dates and the download size of the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A.

Xbox players will be getting access to the B.E.T.A first, like is often the case for consoles. However, PlayStation users will have to wait with those on PC to get their hands on it. The Fallout 76 B.E.T.A will be coming to Xbox One on the 23rd of October. While PlayStation 4 and PC will be able to play a whole week later on the 30th of October. According to the freshly updated FAQ, this is going to be a hell of a game. The download will be approximately 45GB so be prepared for a wait if you don’t have the fastest internet. The kicker here is that unfortunately, it will not be available for pre-load.

The Fallout 76 B.E.T.A starts soon and is going to be huge
The Fallout 76 B.E.T.A starts soon and is going to be huge. Source: Bethesda.net

The B.E.T.A will not be up all day either, it will be online for a certain amount of hours each day to focus on windows of peak players. At these peak times, developers can look at how the servers are performing and see when errors might pop up. They really want to focus on the breaking it early part and get everything shiny and ready to play. Unfortunately for us in Australia, those windows may not be in line with our time zones. Unless you want to be up at unruly hours, you may not be able to take full advantage of the B.E.T.A.

Bethesda is yet to release any PC specifications required in order to run Fallout 76 but will post updates on their Twitter and Facebook pages closer to the release date. With no confirmed end date for the B.E.T.A there will be plenty of opportunities to try it out before release. The full game will be released later in the year on November 14th on all platforms.

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