Fallout 4 Next Gen Gameplay

Fallout 4 Next Gen Update Is Finally Available, Here Are the Patch Notes

Fallout 4’s long-anticipated next-gen update is finally available for fans to download and get stuck into. Here’s everything it changes.

Fallout has had a bit of a renaissance thanks to the immense success of the TV series. Fallout 76 has seen its highest player count yet, Fallout 4 has even seen a huge rise in players, and the TV series has been greenlit for a second season. It’s Falloutmania right now. Fortunately, for those who want to return to Fallout 4 but perhaps can’t deal with its last-gen visuals, the next-gen update is available right now. Sure, it won’t completely rid the game of its questionable character design, but it’s certainly the best way to experience it.

Fallout 4 Next Gen Update Out Now

The Fallout 4 next-gen update for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S is finally available. You can download it for free if you already own a copy of Fallout 4 by heading to your platform’s store and searching for Fallout 4. However, if you own Fallout 4 via PS Plus, you won’t be able to upgrade for free.

The next-gen update for Fallout 4 comes in at 56.503 GB. It is adding a ton of new content via the Creation Club, including new quests, weapons, armor, and more. Players can also expect better performance and visuals across the board with improved resolutions and framerates. A Quality and Performance mode will also be added, with the Performance mode allowing you to play at 60 FPS. You can see all of the changes this update brings in the patch notes below.

Full Fallout 4 Next Gen Update Patch Notes

Changes and New Features

  • Native PS5 and Xbox Series applications. Includes performance and quality mode options.
  • Performance mode: 60 FPS target, 4k resolution, standard settings, relying on dynamic resolution scaling.
  • Quality mode: 30 FPS*, 4k resolution, ultra settings, should not require dynamic resolution scaling.

*When connected to a 120Hz display, Quality mode will target 40 FPS. When connected to a 1440p display, the title will run at 1440p resolution at 60 FPS w/ ultra settings regardless of rendering mode

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved issues preventing Japanese and Chinese users from connecting to Bethesda.net (this restores access to Mods).
  • Resolved issue preventing save data from properly loading during the prologue.
  • Resolved issue that could prevent the Vault 111 Door from opening on new games.
  • Resolved issue that could prevent the quest “Go Home” from advancing.
  • Resolved issue that could result in Codsworth being broken on the ground after fast traveling.
  • Resolved issue with mipmaps in DLC.
  • Resolved issue that could result in a softlock when in dialogue with Prestson Garvey.
  • Resolved issue preventing autosaves while fast traveling in Power Armor.
  • Fixed issue where text would occasionally disappear in the Creation Club menu.
  • Resolved issues with text formatting in the credits in Japanese and Chinese.
  • Resolved issue causing the camera to fail when leaving furniture after an extended time.
  • Fixed issue that could misplace quest markers while the VR Workshop Creation was installed alongside Automatron.
  • Resolved issue with player movement in some underwater areas at Thicket Excavations.
  • Resolved issue that could cause corruption within the Settlement system resulting in wrong resource counts and/or destroyed settlements.
  • Resolved issue where the “Level Up” notification would display even if there was not a level up available.
  • Fixed some flickering in Vault 111.
  • Stability improvements.

All Fallout 4 Next Gen Creation Club Content

Enclave Remnants

  • Echoes of the Past quest
  • Enclave Colonel Uniform
  • Enclave Weapon Skins
  • Enclave Armour Skins
  • Tesla Cannon
  • Hellfire Power Armour
  • X-02 Power Armour
  • Heavy Incinerator

Makeshift Weapon Pack

  • When Pigs Fly quest
  • Two grenade launchers
  • Nail Gun
  • Baseball Launcher
  • Saw Blade Launcher
  • Piggy Bank-Based Weaponry

Halloween Workshop

  • All Hallow’s Eve quest
  • 38 new Halloween-themed props
  • New Wearables
  • De-Capitalist Helmet

PC Only

  • Resolved issue preventing saves being made under Windows Usernames with Cyrillic, Chinese, or Japanese characters.

PlayStation Only

  • Resolved issue that could keep the Pip-Boy light on when reading holotapes.
  • Resolved issue that could prompt users to free up 0kb worth of space when attempting to save even if space was available.
  • Fixed crash that could occur while loading a save that was made immediately before dying.
  • Resolved issue that would prevent Codsworth from checking on Shaun in the intro.

Xbox Only

  • Resolved issue where users would not always be returned to the main menu after signing out of their profile.
  • Resolved crash that could occur if the player had unlocked all perks.
  • Fixed lighting issue that could occur during Airship Down.
  • Encountering a BNET error will now return you to the main menu instead of asking you to log in again.
  • Resolved issue that could result in significant drop in frame rate when a Gas Canister is ignited by a Molotov Cocktail.
  • Addressed some visual artifacts that could occur when dynamic resolution was triggered.

Creation Kit

  • Removed non-functional “Hot Load” button.
  • Removed non-functional “Material Editor” button.
  • Editor IDs longer than 99 characters will no longer crash the editor.
  • Resolved crash that could occur while viewing a quest’s Objectives tab.
  • Resolved hang that could occur while adding a reference to a layer.

That’s everything you need to know about the Fallout 4 next-gen update. Will you be trying it out? Let us know in the comments below. Also, be sure to check out our Guide Hub for more Fallout content.

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