How To Sign Up For Fallout 76 Beta

It’s almost time for one of the most anticipated multi-platform releases of the year takes us through what is hopefully yet another memorable trek through a post-apocalyptic world. With a little more than a month to go till it hits the shelves, the next installment in Bethesda’s Fallout series is now available for pre-order, and with that comes the opportunity to enjoy the game earlier than the final release. Fallout 76 is slated for a November 14 release on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, but if you’re enrolled into its beta program, you can get your hands on the game up to three weeks earlier.

As you might have already guessed, the beta release – playfully labeled the “B.E.T.A. (Break-it Early Test Application)” to match the themes of the series –  has been restricted to those who pre-order any of the three available editions of the game. While this may be to encourage more players to shell out cash for the game before the reviews begin to flow in and potentially sway decisions, the way we see it, if you are one to form your own opinions and intend to purchase the game regardless of its reception, you might as well hop onto the Fallout 76 bandwagon right now while there is such a tempting benefit to be had.

Unlike previous iterations of the open-world game, Fallout 76 will not be made available on Steam, with the studio opting to package the PC variant with its very own Launcher this time around. PC pre-orders too are only available through, while PS4 and Xbox One pre-orders can be locked in through their respective stores.

Update: Fallout 76 has been released!

Fallout 76 Beta Release Date

The Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. is set to be released first for the Xbox One on October 23 while the PS4 and PC betas will begin on October 30. With the final build penned in for a November 14 release, beta testers will have at least two weeks to sink their teeth into the game, taking in everything from its story missions to its all-new multiplayer elements.

All you need to do to sign up for the beta is create a account and pre-order the game. Once the beta is ready, the folks over at Bethesda will drop you an email, detailing how to install it and start playing.

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