Reinforcing that notion is the fact that the game doesn't make obvious that it is playable; it still displays a message in-game which reads, "We'll see you for launch day on Wednesday, November 14"; however, pressing Play will nevertheless load the game. With Fallout 76, we've woven together parts of our past Fallouts, the survival genre, and massive online games, to create something unique.
Fallout 76 isn't the sort of game you would expect from Bethesda Game Studios but the developers hope to keep the servers populated for years to come.
The most reliable way of "saving", so to speak, is to access the map and from there the game menu and select Quit Game, as opposed to exiting to the home screen and closing the application.
Earlier this year, we had a chance to sit down with the developers behind Fallout 76 to talk about the game and its future.
Given that this was one of the main complaints from PC players, it's likely that Bethesda will add a patch for this soon.
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Fallout 76 Tricentennial Edition This one comes with bonus downloadable items, and is the default option on Bethesda's site.
Even doing this you still have to download the full 50.76GB patch.
If you think you've lost your character and progress, worry not.
This applies to players on PS4, Xbox One and PC, with other fans around the globe also getting early starts.
You can always regroup with your friends later or continue on your own.