Tweeting from the official Fallout account on Friday, Bethesda alerted the players that they could now download the beta before their start date to prepare for the audience's first hands-on look at the game his. Within the same tweet, the start times for the beta were also shared with the beta, which will be live on October 23 from 7-1
Visit our Download FAQ: //t.co/WPePOLKlHa pic.twitter.com/oUFXqDYiSZ  – Fallout (@Fallout) October 19, 2018
October 23 has been the well-known start date of the beta for some time, with the beta-faq link above and more, but this is the first news on a specific start time that has been shared so far. It's a small window of opportunity compared to other games' beta tests, but another important part of the tweet is that this Tuesday's test is just the "first session". The FAQ also says beta will not start until October 23, so more test sessions will be available to players later in the week.
While times might be favorable for many players in the United States who have time to get home from work and play for four hours, others were not too pleased with the beta duration. Players have pointed out that the beta version, when in the UK, starts at midnight and runs until 4am – a frustrating time for anyone with a traditional work schedule, especially on a weekday. Bethesdas Pete Hines responded to the comments that there will be cheaper times for those in a time zone where this beta duration would not work.
– Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) October 19, 2018
The start date of the Fallout beta release in applies only to the Xbox One, although other platforms have to wait a bit longer for the world of Fallout 76 first-hand. Since the beta will be exclusive to the Xbox One for a week, it will be available on PlayStation 4 and PC platforms on October 30, but only for those who have pre-ordered the game from certain retailers.
Fallout 76s Beta begins October 23 at 7pm ET, and you may have answered all your other questions about the Bethesda FAQ.