How to fix fallout 4 stuck in mirror bug

April 22, 2024 by No Comments


Here’s a treat for you! Have you ever booted up Fallout 4 to start a new game and found yourself stuck at the character creation screen? This is a relatively new bug, unfortunately, but is plaguing many players’ games. Here’s how to fix the load stuck on mirror bug in Fallout 4!

How to Fix Stuck in Mirror Bug in Fallout 4

Screenshot by Insider Gaming

Can you believe Fallout 4 came out almost ten years ago? The most recent single-player entry in the Fallout franchise launched in 2015, and despite being around for so long, new bugs keep popping up from time to time. The most recent was a mirror bug in Fallout 4 that caused some headaches for those wanting to start a fresh save file. Here are some possible solutions:

  • Close Fallout 4 and restart the game. You can skip the intro cutscene to return directly to the character creator at any time!
  • Pause the game, wait a moment, then unpause the game and wait a moment. You may need to pause and unpause the game a few times to jumpstart it, but this will help trigger the dialogue lines needed to continue.
  • Close Fallout 4 and then verify the game files through the Steam library.
    • Find Fallout 4 in your Steam library, then right-click and select “Properties.”
    • Select “Installed Files”.
    • Then select “Verify integrity of game files”. Wait for the command to run through all the game’s files, re-download any missing pieces needed, and then restart the game.

What causes the stuck in the mirror bug in Fallout?

While annoying, this bug looks like a little hiccup overall. This could be due to a missing or corrupted game file or because the game is trying to load too much in the background and your system is not working properly. Now, that’s not to say it’s your fault. It is unlikely.

Keep in mind that Fallout 4 is almost a decade old, has had very few recent updates, if any, and still suffers from many bugs, glitches, crashes to desktops, and many other errors.

Here’s hoping the upcoming next-gen update fixes any issues you may have!


The stuck in mirror bug is just one of the bugs currently plaguing the game. Have you dealt with a crash on startup while playing on PS5? Even Insider Gaming has a potential solution!

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