Tomorrow, the beta for Fallout 76 will go live on Xbox. And being aware of the bugs that players are likely to encounter, Bethesda has published a note to fans tempering expectations.
In the letter, which is republished in full below, Bethesda says they "know we're opening everyone up to all new spectacular issues none of us have encountered".
"We all know with the scale of our games, and the systems we let you use, that unforeseen bugs and issues always come up." It goes on to note that there are some areas in Fallout 76 that suffer from performance issues with an influx of people, and that users should expect to encounter other quirks.
— Bethesda Game Studios (@BethesdaStudios) October 22, 2018
Two things: it's a beta, and it's a Bethesda game with a gargantuan world. Those factors alone should be enough to temper everyone's caution going in, but it's necessary in this day and age to ask for caution beforehand.
The Fallout 76 beta will start for PC and PS4 on October 30. Regardless of platform, take note that the beta servers won't be online all the time. Bethesda also hasn't clarified how long the beta will be live for ahead of the game's launch on November 14. Progress from the beta - but not an exclusive Xbox Insider Fallout 76 preview which has been running recently - will carry over to the full game.