Fallout 76’s Beta Is The Full Game And It Won’t Launch On Steam


A number of details have been revealed about the upcoming beta for Fallout 76, Bethesda’s experimental jaunt into post-apocalyptic multiplayer.

First, the ‘Break It Early Test Application’ will be playable on PS4, Xbox One and PC. However, PC players will have to use Bethesda’s own platform if they want to womp cazadors with their mates in West Virginia.

The Beta won’t be on Steam, meaning that you will have to download another client to play it, much like games found on Uplay, BattleNet or Origin.

This doesn’t mean it won’t ever come to Valve’s behemoth platform, but for now, Bethesda is keeping Fallout 76 in-house.

The second bombshell is that Bethesda confirmed that progress from the Beta will carry over to the full game, as the Beta is the full game.

One of the examples given is that if your base gets blown to smithereens by a nefarious group of wasteland wanderers, expect the radiation to be still giving you sickness when you play upon launch.

There is no embargo on content for the Beta either, meaning players can stream, screenshot and record to their hearts content whilst they beta test the latest Fallout game.

Fallout 76 launches this November 14, and you can pre-order now to get access to the beta, which looks to be launching around October, with no date set in stone just yet.