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The latest episode of Quality Control

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Fallout 76 beta - two wanderers Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks

This week on Polygon’s Quality Control podcast, we’re joined by Jenna Stoeber and Tara Long. Between the two of them, they’ve spent dozens of hours in the Fallout 76 beta, so who better to bring onto the show to discuss it.

Fallout 76 is a departure for Bethesda, which traditionally makes games that it proudly refers to as “massively single-player.” So how does the presence of other players impact the atmosphere of the game? How does the combat work? What is the camping system used for? And, perhaps most important of all, how has it been holding up technically during the beta?

Simply toss this holotape into the nearest Pip-Boy and hit play.

Fallout 76 launches on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One Nov. 14. The beta continues today.

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