'Fallout 76' Beta: Bethesda Reveals Update Plans Ahead of Launch

Bethesda is working to ensure the Fallout 76 launch will be as smooth as possible. While the Fallout 76 beta is still underway, the developer posted an update on the game's subreddit, revealing the primary issues it aims to address both before and after launch.


In-game chat is one of players' biggest concerns. Currently, Fallout 76 exclusively features an always-on microphone instead of a push-to-talk option. Many commenters expressed desire for a push-to-talk option, while Bethesda wishes to create a "world alive with real people." A push-to-talk option will likely be implemented eventually.

Many of these updates include bug fixing and ironing out minor tech issues, while some look to include new features such as ultra-wide monitor support. The full list of areas Bethesda is looking to address is as follows:

  • Ultra-Wide Support: We will support 21:9 post launch. Once available, or shortly before, we'll be sure to post our patch notes that let you know when to expect it.
  • Larger Stash Size: We've seen this one come up a lot and understand the frustration. While the Stash size at 400 weight limit can get easier to deal with over time, we do plan on increasing it in the future.
  • Push-to-Talk: While we aim to create a consistent experience no matter what platform you're on, we understand that some of you on PC would like the option for Push-to-Talk. Our goal with voice chat being on by default is to highlight that the world is alive with real people, other players like you. We like to start with encouraging player interaction and will look into adding this in the future.
  • FOV Slider: We haven't supported FOV sliders in our previous games as it is known to break a lot of animations and causes a lot of clipping to occur onscreen. You do have the option to zoom out in third person on PC by holding View and moving the mousewheel, but we won't be able to have it for first person view.
  • Exploits of Various Types: Many exploits we've seen reported have been known and will be addressed in a future update.
  • Issues with social menu and inviting friends/making teams/etc.: Those who were experiencing issues with the social components will find that many of these issues have been fixed. We will continue to fix issues as they arise as fast as we're able to, so keep letting us know when you run into them.
  • Hunger not being sated: Some were saying their "Hunger bar" wouldn't replenish no matter how much they ate or how cleared of diseases they were. This issue has been addressed and will be in a future update so no more hungry dwellers.
  • Loud Gunshot/Noises: The issue of players hearing sudden random gunshot/loud sounds around Appalachia will be addressed in a future update near launch.

So what do you think? Are there any issues addressed above that you are excited for? Have you encountered any problems while playing in the Fallout 76 beta? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.