Fallout 4’s next-gen update is Broken Mess

April 26, 2024 by No Comments

Fallout fans have been waiting for years for a next-gen update for Fallout 4. Since the moment it was teased, Bethesda Game Studios has remained relatively quiet on the topic, instead focusing on more important projects like Starfield. Yesterday, the Fallout 4 next-gen update (finally) rolled out across all platforms, but it didn’t prove to be the monumental update fans were hoping for.

In short, the Fallout 4 next-gen update is a buggy, broken mess.

Not worth the wait

I sampled the next-gen update on an Xbox Series X and was amazed at the frame rate boost I received from the new Performance mode, and then at the number of new quests that popped up in my Pip-Boy. But there the excitement ended.

Players around the world are experiencing all sorts of issues with the Fallout 4 next-gen update, from broken mod load orders to corrupted saves (some of which have been running for hundreds of hours). PC players are complaining that ultrawide support, a new feature added with the next-gen update, isn’t working properly, and in the most dense areas of the game, the frame rate still suffers from glitches.

But it doesn’t end there.

It was recently discovered that players enjoying Fallout 4 on PS Plus are not eligible for the upgrade that everyone thought was free. Added Price Tag – Bethesda Game Studios is now working to mitigate that particular issue.

Users on Steam Deck reported that their settings were wiped by the update, which is another issue. Also, Fallout London’s creators recently revealed that the sudden drop of the next-gen upgrade threw their project into disarray, forcing them to postpone it just days before its release.

Over the past few weeks, Fallout has been on a renaissance, skyrocketing the charts based on the success of the Fallout TV show. It’s a gut punch from Bethesda in the midst of that popularity boom, that’s for sure.

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