Fallout 76
Bethesda has finally revealed some additional details about their upcoming beta for Fallout 76. Sorry, the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. (Break-it Early Test Application) as it's being called.

First off, we now know that the B.E.T.A. is scheduled for October, with the Xbox One version getting first dibs. PlayStation 4 and PC players will get access to the beta shortly after. We obviously don't have an exact date yet for any of these, only that it will be in October. This means that the span of time between the B.E.T.A. and the planned November 14 release date is just about a month long, which is not too much time in the grand scheme of things. This seems more like a stress test for their server load than an actual beta. I suppose that's why it's called a B.E.T.A. and not a beta.

The B.E.T.A. will be made available to those that pre-order from "participating retailers" only. This seems to indicate that only pre-orders sold through from the retailers listed on their Fallout 76 buy now page are included. No, the game is still not set to come to Steam according to this list. However, you can always hit up their official Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. FAQ page to get the full details about participating retailers.

Now, the real kicker for some potential fans is the fact that this B.E.T.A. will be a gradual rollout to those that pre-order. That means that there is absolutely no guarantee that you will be able to participate in the B.E.T.A. on the day that it goes live for your platform of choice.

That means that while you may get in on the first day, your friends that you plan to play the game with might not get in until day 5 of the B.E.T.A.. They did update to say that everyone who pre-orders from a participating retailer will be included in the B.E.T.A., just that they won't be added all at once.