Fallout 76 beta-out testers encountered some problems this afternoon when B.E.T.A's test countdown timer ran two hours early. The Bethesda launchers should start at 16:00. Pacific, but PC Gamer reported that the launch had dropped to 14:00. Instead, they cause some problems for those who try to play. A partial system failure caused chaos in the BethesdaNet forums, forcing many players to re-download the nearly 48 GB Fallout 76 beta code just before the test of the latest test.
According to PC Gamer, author of the article, Chris Livingston noted that the timer was running two hours earlier and tried to get to Bethesda on Twitter. "I sat here today and shut down the beta timer on the Fallout 76 of the Bethesda launcher because I knew it would expire two hours earlier. I ask myself why. All that Bethesda has released says the PC beta will start at 4:00 pm Pacific, but the timer was two hours before the start, and a click on it showed a start at 2:00 pm. I even helpless (not so helpful) trying to point Bethesda on Twitter.
When the timer ran out, the launcher informed Livingston that its output had been unlocked by Fallout 76 and had a "pre-installed" button clicked on. However, after clicking on the preload button, he tried re-launching the preload download. Therefore, Livingston tried to reload the launcher. An error message was then displayed when he tried to log in again. After finally gaining access to his account, his game library was completely empty.
Bethesda addressed the topic on Twitter, saying that they were aware of the problem with the customer and were investigating. In the meantime, they urged users to "not click buttons on the client for the time being".
This quickly became a problem with several beta users who did not notice Bethesda's warning. or completely ignored it and ended up having to lose all of its pre-runs of the game and re-download them.
An update later in the evening said that someone who actively downloads the beta version or has a "visible progress bar" should do so to complete the download.
Although there were some angry players who had to re-download the nearly 50GB game, many were sympathetical and grateful for the beta because Bethesda's Opportunity had the matter before the official launch on November 14th.
Beta sessions are planned on November 1, November 3 and November 4.