Fallout patch coming soon, PC before Xbox One
Fallout 4 has been immensely popular, topping the charts and selling 12 million units on day one. Read our review to see just how much we loved it.
It’s been a solid experience (for a Bethesda game!) for most players. Solid, but not perfect, which developers Bethesda Game Studios acknowledge:
“It’s true that the freedom our games offer you can lead to unintentional consequences that are sometimes bad, when the game combines too many unexpected elements at once. Given the scale and complexity of the systems at work, especially when allowing you to build your own settlements, we’re happy that Fallout 4 is our most robust and solid release ever, and we’d like to thank our amazing QA staff who worked as hard as anyone to break the game so we could fix it during development. But a hundred testers will never replicate the many millions playing the game now, and we’re hard at work addressing the top issues.”
Bethesda haven’t been forthcoming about which ‘unintentional consequences’ are top of their list for fixing. Our favourites are the physics glitches which see NPCs and beasties catapulted into near-earth orbit with the tiniest stumble, but perhaps those game-breaking bugs which see players drop out of the game completely might be a higher priority.
Whatever Bethesda chooses to fix first, it will happen on PCs before consoles:
“Our process for updating the game will include releasing a beta patch on Steam, followed by full release on PC, then release on the consoles. This process has worked well for us in the past and allows us to get more fixes out faster. Expect to see more updates, that are smaller and more frequent, than a few big ones. This allows us to make sure each fix is working right, as any change can have unintentional side effects in a game this huge. We expect the first beta patch to be up next week.”
You can read the full post over on Bethesda’s blog.
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