Bethesda Softworks had seen a lot of fan’s unhappiness about Fallout 76 Testing. The first Xbox One testing started in the middle of the night for European players and lasted for four whole hours.
The second stage will be held on October 28, and will last only two hours and will similarly start very late for the European consumers. With the announcement of the second stage, many players have realized that few hours every few days is the format chosen by Bethesda – and decided to give the company a piece of their mind.
Wait… You’re telling me I went and pre-ordered your game. And won’t be able to play the beta until Saturday? Ya.. This is the worse beta experience I’ve seen from a huge company such as yourself. Why even bother doing a early beta with Xb? Just start everyone at the same time.
— AznSlickSlaya (@AznSlickSlaya) October 24, 2018
In response to the criticism, Bethesda had announced more opportunities to participate in the Xbox One beta.
We’re excited you’re excited to play more #Fallout76. We hope to see you in our next two sessions:
– Saturday, Oct. 27 – 5pm ET to 7pm ET
– Sunday, Oct. 28 – 12pm ET to 2pm ET
We’ll have more sessions featuring extended hours to share soon. Thank you for your support! pic.twitter.com/4W4CwPTRQD
— Bethesda Game Studios (@BethesdaStudios) October 24, 2018
Most people will be playing Red Dead Redemption 2 that day.
— 🎮 Chill Like Me 🎮 (@Chill_Like_Me) October 24, 2018
The testing for PC and PlayStation 4 players will start on October 30. Fallout 76 is slated to release on November 14 for PC, PS4 and XB1.