Bethesda has revealed that the upcoming Fallout 76 Beta will feature the full game instead of just being a small sample.
The reveal was made when Bethesda updated their FAQ section on the Fallout 76 website, which states that its current plan is for the Beta to be the full game. More so the progress you make during the Beta will carry over when the final game releases on the 14th of November 2018.
Naturally, being a Beta means that there will most probably be a few restrictions, but it’s great news to know that whatever progress you make will carry over as it can be disheartening putting in loads of time only to have to begin from scratch once the game releases. The Beta is currently planned for November, a month before the game officially releases, with the only way to secure your place is by pre-ordering the game. Xbox One players will get access to the Beta first with PlayStation and PC players joining in some time after.
Along with this news, Bethesda also revealed that the game will only be available through Bethesda.net, which means that there will be no Steam release at launch. In a response to PC Gamer, Bethesda confirmed via email that the game will not be available on Steam: “The PC version of Fallout 76, for both the B.E.T.A. and the launch, will be available only via Bethesda.net, not on Steam.”
Of course, this does not mean that the game will never be available on Steam, just not at launch. Bethesda’s Fallout Shelter, which also was initially only available on Bethesda.net, eventually did become available on Steam at a much later stage.
The game will be releasing in November of this year for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.