UPDATE 31st of October: Fallout 76 has been experiencing some technical difficulties as of late - that much shouldn't surprise us. What is slightly odd, however, is the fact that the biggest launch problem wasn't even related to the game itself, but rather to the buggy Bethesda Launcher.
Bethesda are keen to make amends about this, and so they're extending the planned Thursday's beta session to eight hours, where it was four before. In case you're wondering, this session will begin on 1st of November, at 2PM ET / 11 AM PT / 7 PM BST.
ORIGINAL TEXT: Fallout 76 is now, as it would seem, experiencing its first major problem - one that's related to the Bethesda Launcher not working, which understandably makes playing the game a problematic endeavour at best, and an exercise in frustration at worst.
If you were wondering is Bethesda down, well, the bad news is that their infrastructure definitely seems borked in some way, causing the latest Fallout 76 beta error fright. As it stands, there's not much to do other than to wait, but we've got some details on what's going on.
The original source of this problem seems to have been the fact that the Fallout 76 countdown timer expired two hours early, thus breaking something in the launcher software, which in turn resulted in various problems for the end-user, such as full download restart, inability to log in, and such.
"We are aware of an issue with the client and are investigating," says Bethesda Support via Twitter. "Do not click any buttons on the client for the time being." Welp.
At the time of writing this article, it seems to be impossible for players to enter Fallout 76 and give the game a whirl, courtesy of the Bethesda Launcher going completely haywire, and there's no word yet on when and how will this be getting fixed. Bethesda games are pretty legendary for their buggy releases, but this is something altogether new! Hey, at least we can't say we weren't warned, right?