Bethesda Softworks and Bethesda Game Studios have messed up a whole lot with Fallout 76. From the devs doxing their players to banning people trying to help prevent widespread problems like the Christmas hack, Bethesda, in general, has tarnished their already troubled name. Well, now, the team is looking to “redeem” things by adding dialog options and NPCs through the Wastalanders update that will have a private playtest this week.
The private playtest that’s set to go live later this week will be available only to a “few hundred” select people. This means that folks looking to get in on this must have a PC since PS4 and Xbox One players will not have access to the private test server.
Also, folks that look to join the upcoming Wastelander test must sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). In other words, folks that happen to sign up before January 14th and have a PC and make it in cannot disclose anything to outsiders regarding the update.
Given that this is Bethesda and the update is billed as being “big,” expect a lot of bugs and issues to pop up like there’s no tomorrow. With that said, Bethesda claims to want your feedback when the private test server goes live as noted below:
“We want YOU to join us in Appalachia to prepare for the arrival of Wastelanders. Starting January 17, we will be inviting a small number of Fallout 76 community members to experience an early version of Wastelanders. During this time, we are looking for you try out the new content, provide your feedback, and report the issues you experience in a Private Test Server (PTS).
Currently, we are only looking for a few hundred players to join us in playtesting. While this means that not everyone who opts-in will be selected, we wanted to ensure that as many of our most active and experienced community members as possible have the chance to opt in for consideration.
If you play Fallout 76 on PC and would like to sign up, please click the link below and fill in your account details before the opt-in period ends at 6:00 p.m. ET on January 14.
I highly doubt that the NPCs, companions, and dialog options will work as intended, but we’ll find out what will go down when January 17th rolls around.
In the meantime, if you want to play the glitchy and anti-consumer game that is Fallout 76, it’s out now across PC, PS4, and Xbox One.