Bethesda seeking PC testers for Fallout 76 Wastelanders update

Bethesda is inviting Fallout 76 players to test the upcoming (but delayed) NPC-bringing Wastelanders update.

Those on PC can register for the private Wastelanders server right here until 10.00 am AEDT on 15 January; a small selection of players will be notified of their success afterward and can begin testing from 18 January here in Australia.

“We want YOU to join us in Appalachia to prepare for the arrival of Wastelanders,” Bethesda advised in a blog post. “Starting January 17, we will be inviting a small number of Fallout 76 community members to experience an early version of Wastelanders. During this time, we are looking for you try out the new content, provide your feedback, and report the issues you experience in a Private Test Server (PTS).

“Currently, we are only looking for a few hundred players to join us in playtesting. While this means that not everyone who opts-in will be selected, we wanted to ensure that as many of our most active and experienced community members as possible have the chance to opt in for consideration.”

Wastelanders will bring NPCs into the world of Fallout 76; the update was delayed into the first quarter of 2020. A proper release date isn’t yet known.

Fallout 76 is available now on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.

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