Fallout 76 Beta was mentioned at E3 2018 but the way Todd Howard talked about it, it seemed that only a select few people would be able to play the Fallout 76 Beta. That does not seem to be the case. According to Pete Hines, everyone will be able to play the Beta before launch and this was a miscommunication. The following is what he had to say in this regard:
Everyone gets into the full BETA for their platform. Start to finish
People were a bit confused and wondered whether this was some kind of a marketing thing, keeping in mind what Todd Howard said at E3 2018. People asked for a clarification regarding the matter and Hines was very clear in stating that everyone will be able to be a part of the Fallout 76 Beta. The following is what he had to say in this regard:
If you’re in the BETA, you’re in the BETA. If we do things before the BETA, you could get randomly selected to help with that too. But nobody gets shortchanged on access to the BETA. I have confirmed with him what I just said is accurate.
People were wondering whether the selective people beta was a marketing thing but then Hines explained that this was not the case and that the way it was mentioned just made it a bit confusing. The following is what he had to say in this regard:
No, we were trying to let folks know about something that might happen in addition to BETA. Instead, it came off as possibly limited access to BETA, which was never our intention. I’m not really into gimmicks.
He was then asked whether he could reveal how long the Beta will be and when it will be available to the public or whether players would be able to find out closer to the Beta launch date. The following is what Hines had to say in this regard:
We haven’t said. Yes, closer to the date we’ll tell you for your platform the date (and time) it starts and ends. So you’ll know beforehand how long it runs.
So there you have it folks, Fallout 76 Beta will be open to everyone. If you are a fan of the Fallout series then you should check it out.