Bethesda Fallout 76 beta testers encountered some problems this afternoon when the B.E.T.A test count meter expired two hours early.…
Fallout 76 beta testers encountered some problems this afternoon when the B.E.T.A test count meter expired two hours early. The Bethesda Starter started at 4:00 Pacific Ocean, but PC Gamer reported that the launch was down to 2 p.m. instead, causing several problems for those who try to play. A partial system failure caused a chaos with the BethesdaNet forums and forced many players to download the almost 48GB Fallout 76 beta code just before the last test would go live.
According to PC Gamer, the author of the article, Chris Livingston noted that the timer would go out two hours early and attempted reaching Bethesda on Twitter. “I’ve been sitting here today looking at Bethesda launchers Fallout 76 beta-hours run down and know it’d be two hours early and wonder why. All Bethesda has published pointed out that PC beta would start at 4 o’clock Still the sea, but the timer was two hours ahead and clicking on it showed a 14:00 start. I even tried helpful (not so good) trying to pinpoint this on Bethesda on Twitter. “
When the time stopped, the launch said the launch Livingston that his copy of Fallout 76 was unlocked and showed a “preloaded” button that he clicked on. After clicking on the preload button, however, it tried to download the preload again, so Livingston tried to reload the launch, which caused an error message when trying to log in again. After finally getting access to his account his game library was completely empty.
Bethesda raised the question on Twitter and stated that they were aware of the matter with the customer and investigated. Meanwhile, they called on users to “do not click any buttons on the client at the moment”.
This quickly became a problem with multiple beta users who did not notice Bethesda’s warning, or ignored it completely and ended up losing all game downloads and were forced to download the.
An update later this evening said that if someone actively downloads beta or has a “visibly progressable” they should allow the download to complete.
Although there were several annoyed players who were forced to download the almost 50 GB game, many were understanding and grateful for beta, no matter because gave Bethesda the opportunity to catch the issue before the official November 14 launch.
There are also plans for beta sessions on November 1st, November 3rd and November 4th.