Fallout 76 Beta Progress Will Carry Over into the Full Game

  • Fallout 76 Beta Progress Will Carry Over into the Full Game

Fallout 76 Beta Progress Will Carry Over into the Full Game

In Quake Champions' case, the open beta had a couple of short months' head start on Bethesda's launcher, whereas it was eight months in Fallout Shelter's case. It will be an online-only game and allow players to attack each others' camps, even nuking one another in the endgame struggle for resources and territory.

Bethesda has announced that progress made during Fallout 76's beta in October will carry over into the full version of the game when it launches this November.

It says: "Pre-ordering Fallout 76 is the only way to get access to the BETA". That's pretty bold and personally makes me wonder if the game is really bursting at the seams with content, so much so that you couldn't possibly blow through it all in a weekend beta period. "We hope you join us!"

One possible motivation behind ditching Steam could simply be that Bethesda doesn't want to give Valve a cut of Fallout 76's earnings.

Apart from the original Fallout trilogy, Fallout games have typically been released on Steam - and why wouldn't they?

Obviously, none of this affects the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 versions.

It's worth noting that Bethesda could decide to bring Fallout 76 to PC gamers via Steam, GOG and other platforms when the game is ready to officially debut. Fallout 76 seems to be a test run for this strategy, so if all goes well, we'll likely see this practise continue.

Bethesda is offering the game for preorder through Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy.