It’s almost time to head back into the wasteland all over again. Bethesda recently confirmed that it’s begun sending out key codes for the Fallout 76 beta. Unfortunately, that also means it’s open season for scammers claiming to have free keys. Here’s how to avoid them and get a legitimate code.
As previously reported, anyone who preorders Fallout 76 will get to participate in the beta. However, there’s still no official release date for the beta, though Bethesda plans to announce it on social media.
The company also recently revealed that Xbox One players get first dibs. When the studio announced the Fallout 76 beta at E3 2018, it never explicitly mentioned anything about a timed exclusive. However, this doesn’t come as a total surprise since since Fallout 76 was a prominent feature at Microsoft’s E3 keynote. The official game trailer also prominently features the Xbox logo.
Watch out for fake Fallout 76 beta codes
Keep in mind that the only way to get into the beta is to pre-order the game. There have been several scams floating around claiming to give away free beta keys. Do yourself a favor and ignore them.
Players who preordered through Amazon should already have received their keys by now, though Bethesda’s tweet is specifically directed to people who ordered through the company’s website.
If you’re a console player who bought a digital copy of the game then you probably won’t need to fuss with punching in any codes. Instead, you’ll automatically gain access whenever the beta launches.
If you received a code and need to redeem it, head to the official Fallout page and scroll down until you find the Vault Boy tinkering around with his Pip-Boy. He’ll lead you to a link where you can verify your access.
And be sure to check your spam folder! Companies typically send beta access in waves, which means users are notified through mass email blasts. That increases the chance your email service will flag it as spam.
Fallout 76 launches on November 14, 2018.