Wednesday October 31, 2018

Fallout 76 Beta Extended Following Launch Issues

Fallout 4's B.E.T.A. launched on PC yesterday, and as anyone who's played Bethesda's previous Fallout titles would expect, there were some issues. For starters, the beta launched 2 hours earlier than scheduled. Many players found that Bethesda launcher force them to redownload the 50GB game, an issue that Bethesda has acknowledged and reportedly fixed. Without a relatively simple mod to fix the issue, Fallout 4 and Skyrim both break at framerates above 60 FPS. But according to PC Gamer, Fallout 76's beta will happily run at higher framerates, just not out of the box. VSync needs to be manually disabled in the graphics driver control panel, and like previous titles, the game doesn't have an FOV option yet. In response to the launcher issues, Bethesda is extending the beta window on Thursday, but I haven't found an official response to the framerate and FOV issues yet.

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We know some users have been forced to redownload the #Fallout76 B.E.T.A. and not everyone will be able to enjoy the game tonight. To make good, we'll be extending the B.E.T.A. for everyone on Thursday, November 1, 2pm to 11pm ET. Thanks for your patience. #ExtendtheBeta