Bethesda have officially announced that they are working on a public test server for Fallout 76. It should arrive sometime in 2020 and the devs will share more details once they've figured out all the kinks.
In the latest post on their official blog, Fallout 76 developer Bethesda have shared some of their plans for the future of the game, which along with new content, include a ton of quality of life improvements. This time, Bethesda are focusing on these improvements and have detailed what exactly players can expect in the upcoming patches.
Public Test server is a much-requested feature and according to Bethesda, it's currently in the works with the hope to get it up and running sometime in 2020. There is no specific release date, meaning that it will probably take a while before we get PTS. Bethesda promise that they will provide more details on PTS and how can players participate once they've figured out all or most of the kinks.
Another neat addition are Perk Loadouts. Just like Public Test Server, these are also currently planned for early 2020 and are still very much a work in progress. Bethesda say that the team is excited to get the system out to players but there's a lot of hard work to be done before they can start sharing more details. More about these will be revealed in future Inside the Vault updates.
Furthermore, the devs are also working on additional Public Events Improvements. Recently, Bethesda introduced a couple of changes, mainly on cooldown for the Public Events but judging by the feedback, the cooldown is now too long. Luckily, Bethesda plan to reduce it by at least half with a fix that is coming in Patch 14.
There is also a second phase of Public Event improvements in the plans. These will bring additional cooldown adjustments, performance-based loot, and remove the need to tag legendary event enemies to claim their loot. Phase two is scheduled to release early next year.
The team also works on Multi-Factor Authentication for the account security, Legendary Player system and Social Menu fixes. All of these should arrive in 2020 and you can read more about them in the full blog post.