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Fallout 76: Pre-order for beta access

d_20d_20 Member RarePosts: 1,878
edited September 2018 in General Gaming
I'm assuming anyone with a Bethesda account got this email soliciting your pre-purchase of Fallout 76 to get access to the beta. 

How will this influence your decision to buy, if at all? Are you going to pre-purchase to get access to the beta? What do you think of this practice by Bethesda?


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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid Member EpicPosts: 10,015
    edited September 2018
    i don't preorder. What benefit do i get by not preordering? discounted games later on. This is not a game i would pay full price for.

    Fallout 5 will be a different story. But an online survival game, no matter the skin, isn't worth full price to me.
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  • MadCoderOneMadCoderOne Member UncommonPosts: 214
    Beta access just a few weeks before launch, Ill pass
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,895
    Won't influence me, likely I'll wait until sometime next year to even try it.

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  • RateroRatero Member UncommonPosts: 431
    I already pre-purchased and received a refund after I got more information concerning the PvP in Fallout 76.  As much as I like Fallout I may have to pass on this game.  I'll watch others play it on Twitch or some game-play videos on YouTube for awhile before deciding to pick up this game when and if the PvP turns out to be avoidable.
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  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 6,047
    My main goal was the T-51 helmet... But alas I was not awake for those 11 minutes they were available.
    In my experience, it usually takes Bethesda 6 months to work out most of the bugs they will work out after release. It may be a positive for them to squash bugs in an open test before release. Typically bugs are squashed sooner if the game is not on the market yet.
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  • EldrachEldrach Member UncommonPosts: 129
    It just looks like a medicore survival game pretending not to be the next grief fest
  • RegnorRegnor Member UncommonPosts: 108
    I didn't get the email?

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  • XasapisXasapis Member RarePosts: 6,337
    The only game I might pre-order is Cyberpunk 2077. Probably not even that, depending on how much engrossed I am into playing my current favorite mmorpg.

    With so many Battle Royal offerings these days, Fallout 76 might just be dead on arrival.
    JeffSpicoli
  • d_20d_20 Member RarePosts: 1,878
    Regnor said:
    I didn't get the email?
    Maybe it's related to whether you have the Bethesda.net launcher. 


  • El-HefeEl-Hefe Member UncommonPosts: 760
    Sounds like they want people to pay them to advertise for them.

    I've got the straight edge.

  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 6,047
    I am 100% positively going to pre-order or buy the early access of Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord.
    TorvalXarko
  • TokkenTokken Member RarePosts: 2,188
    Won't pre-order, not sure what I will be getting from them yet.  Need more game news / info / visuals.
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  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne Member EpicPosts: 5,189
    I'll be waiting for a free trial, unless the reviews are absolutely amazing across the board then I'll probably have to cure the itch.
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  • KingNaidKingNaid Member UncommonPosts: 334
    the original devs of fallout was making a full mmo long before bethesda
  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Member LegendaryPosts: 3,584
    My interest in this game has died right down. I can't put my finger on exactly why, just that I have a gut instinct the game will miss the mark for both PVP and PVE players.
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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,043
    i don't preorder. What benefit do i get by not preordering? discounted games later on. This is not a game i would pay full price for.

    Fallout 5 will be a different story. But an online survival game, no matter the skin, isn't worth full price to me.
    Understand your statement, but pre-ordering at places like BestBuy with GCU gives 20% off plus a $10 certificate.  So It's somewhat equivalent of around 37% off the list price.  Which is pretty much what you will find it on sale for next year.

    If I look at it as paying $38... I think I will probably buy it.

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  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 12,895
    Their spin about PvP being optional, which is bullshit, turned me right off.

    There's nothing wrong with PvP games. If you want to make one in the Fallout universe, great, be up front about it and stop trying to deceive Fallout fans who don't want to PvP into pre-ordering when PvP is not optional at all.
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,895
    KingNaid said:
    the original devs of fallout was making a full mmo long before bethesda
    Yeah,  but they never accomplish much of anything so Bethesda sued Interplay into submission, completing the final settlement in 2012.

    https://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/01/09/bethesda-settles-lawsuit-over-fallout-license.aspx
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  • LowellsandersLowellsanders Member UncommonPosts: 134
    How many of you guys ordered?
  • JeffSpicoliJeffSpicoli Member EpicPosts: 2,849
    Im a big fall-out fan and love pretty much everything Bethesda puts out but for some reason i have no desire to play this. I know as we get closer to launch I'll get caught up in the hype and buy it but right now i just feel very....meh 
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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 27,017
    d_20 said:
    I'm assuming anyone with a Bethesda account got this email soliciting your pre-purchase of Fallout 76 to get access to the beta. 

    How will this influence your decision to buy, if at all? Are you going to pre-purchase to get access to the beta? What do you think of this practice by Bethesda?
    Wasn't really interested so doesn't affect my decision "not to buy."



  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus Member EpicPosts: 2,689
    thunderC said:
    Im a big fall-out fan and love pretty much everything Bethesda puts out but for some reason i have no desire to play this. I know as we get closer to launch I'll get caught up in the hype and buy it but right now i just feel very....meh 
    Yeah I'll probably pre-order one night before release just for the hell of it.
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  • d_20d_20 Member RarePosts: 1,878
    thunderC said:
    Im a big fall-out fan and love pretty much everything Bethesda puts out but for some reason i have no desire to play this. I know as we get closer to launch I'll get caught up in the hype and buy it but right now i just feel very....meh 
    At least we'll have some beta impressions by then.


  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 7,033
    I don't do the pay to play beta
  • jusomdudejusomdude Member RarePosts: 2,694
    Iselin said:
    Their spin about PvP being optional, which is bullshit, turned me right off.

    There's nothing wrong with PvP games. If you want to make one in the Fallout universe, great, be up front about it and stop trying to deceive Fallout fans who don't want to PvP into pre-ordering when PvP is not optional at all.
    But PvP is optional... I mean as long as you're very careful about not running into other players... /s
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