“We know we’re opening everyone up to all new spectacular issues none of us have encountered.”
Fallout 76 developer Bethesda Game Studios knows its upcoming beta is bound to have some bugs, and wants players to help find and give advice on issues they encounter while playing.
In a note to its fans, Bethesda was candid about Fallout 76 being a new endeavor for the company, being a “Fallout-Online-Survival-Game” with functionality Bethesda wasn’t used to implementing into its previous open-world games. With the Fallout 76 beta starting tomorrow on the Xbox One, the game’s journey from concept to completion still has some hurdles to cross.
“We all know with the scale of our games, and the systems we let you use, that unforeseen bugs and issues always come up. Given what we’re doing with 76, we know we’re opening everyone up to all new spectacular issues none of us have encountered. Some we’re aware of, such as areas where performance needs to improve with lots of players. Others, we surely don’t. We need your help finding them, and advice on what’s important to fix. We’ll address all of it, now and after launch.”
The fittingly named B.E.T.A. (Break-it Early Test Application) begins tomorrow, October 23 on the Xbox One and will commence on October 30 for the PS4 and PC. Bethesda recently revealed when the timing of the first round of beta tests will begin for those who pre-ordered the game, which is currently available to pre-load on Xbox One.
Colin Stevens is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.