Long known for its narrative-driven games, the Fallout series only recently began branching out into other areas with the release of its latest game, Fallout 4.

Fallout 4 not only allowed players a greater freedom of combat than ever before but also gave them the option to literally reshape the world around them through the construction of settlements – a feature that will factor in heavily to Fallout 76’s style according to releases from Bethesda and early game footage.

Basically the Fallout 4 multiplayer experience set in a different game, Fallout 76 promises all of the crafting, building, and mayhem of the single-player game but with a few tweaks here and there for its new online audience. Whether it will work or not remains to be seen and skepticism is high. If the game were anything but a Fallout title people would either be mildly excited or calling the title a Rust clone. As a Fallout game, however, it is has elicited a lot of excitement in the months leading up to its release.

Just recently announced at E3 2018, details on Fallout 76 are relatively light for a game that is making its debut this November 2018. As you can imagine, people desperate to get in on the action and, thankfully, Bethesda has made a way for them to get hyped for the Fallout 76 experience – at a price.

If you’re wondering how you can join the Fallout 76 Beta then you’re in luck as it is actually quite simple. To qualify for the Fallout 76 Beta testing period players need only pre-purchase a full copy of the game. Bethesda will then select from this pool of people and gradually admit them to a beta testing period in October, one month before the game’s official launch. Gamespot reports that Microsoft Xbox One owners will have a slight advantage over their PlayStation 4 brethren in the selection for beta testers but, given its multiplatform status, you can be rest assured that Bethesda will be testing the game on all platforms for which it will be initially launched.

Coming to PC, Microsoft Xbox One, and Sony PlayStation 4, Fallout 76 is a prequel of sorts that takes place at an earlier point in the game’s lore than any previous title. Set in West Virginia, the game’s premise is that you are a survivor of Vault 76 and tasked with the immediate rebuilding of America. Of course, it is easier said than done and, like the previous title, will allow you to quest, explore, gather, and craft your way through the game’s world while either fighting with other players or fighting against them. Promising an experience that is totally driven by online players, the Fallout fan community is eager to see how Bethesda executes this thoroughly new concept for the series.

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