The Fallout 76 PC beta launch is about to go live in a few hours. However, there is a huge confusion among gamers about the exact starting time. The announced starting time doesn’t match the time set for Bethesda’s launcher, which is raising endless questions in social media, specially in Twitter.
Bethesda has long announced that the first beta for PC will begin at 7 pm ET. But there is a completely different time on Bethesda’s client, 5 pm ET. There is a two-hour gap between the two “official” starting times for the Fallout 76 PC beta launch.
But the confusion has been clarified by Bethesda already. The event will take place at the same exact announced time, 7 pm ET. It seems there is a bug with the launcher’s programming, which has been set to mountain time. The counter will go down but the beta will only open two hours later:
The event will start by 7pm ET on Tuesday, October 30 as announced. The Mr. Handy that programmed the countdown timer was running on Mountain time; as a result the timer will run down about two hours before the B.E.T.A. event is scheduled to begin. That Mr. Handy has been reset to factory default so this should not recur. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused. – Bethesda, 10/30/2018 12:34 PM
If you are still unsure about the starting time, please check the official Fallout 76 beta schedule created by Bethesda. Then, don’t forget to convert the launching time to your timezone. You can use Savvy Time or World Time Buddy.
Update (21:50 GMT): It seems the launcher is having several issues and people are losing their preloaded game file. You can use software, such as Recuva to recover your Fallout 76 preloaded file. Otherwise, the launch might request a new download from yero to install the game. Ideally, you shouldn’t touch any buttons for now:
#Fallout76 B.E.T.A. players: We are aware of an issue with the client and are investigating. Do not click any buttons on the client for the time being. – Bethesda, 10/30/2018 2:31 PM