More Fallout 76 beta sessions are coming this week but before that, a huge 30 GB patch has been released, fixing some existing stability and performance issues. Final beta tests ahead of release will be available today and Thursday.
Fallout 76's beta tests are entering their final stage with just two sessions remaining before the game's release. The first one is planned for today, 06 November 2018 and the final session will take place on Thursday, 08 November 2018, just six days before the official release date.
Those who have access to the Fallout 76 beta will, of course, have to download the latest 30 GB patch before playing. It's a beefy fix, so make sure you get it well before the first beta session starts.
The patch brings a much-needed fix for stability and performance issues across all platforms, some additional balancing changes with mid and high-level Super Mutants nerfs. Melee damage has been increased for Mirelurks along with many other wasteland creatures.
Fallout 76 also received some graphics bug fixes like animations, water flickering in buildings and artifacting on character hands or weapons while playing in first person.
One thing missing from the patch notes is a speed hacking fix. Fallout 76's psychics are tied to its framerate, which means the higher the framerate the faster the movement and some players exploited this by changing settings in the game's .ini files. This would be fine in a singleplayer title, but Fallout 76 is a multiplayer venture.
With just over a week before release, the game still looks rushed with underwhelming graphics, questionable world design and odd PVP design choices. Some players described the beta as a joke and jested that Bethesda would surely delay the game if the release date was months away instead of trying to fix the perceived mess in just 8 days.
You can check the full patch notes here.