It's been thee months since Fallout 4 launched, but that's not stopped Bethesda from rectifying some of the post-apocalyptic role-playing game's many bugs and glitches. If you're playing the game on Windows PC, there's already a patch on Steam that's out of beta.
The patch notes are unsurprisingly voluminous, including fixes for both gameplay and its many quests. These include resolving an issue where subtitles stopped working, perks display information as they should, and companions no longer have permanent radiation poisoning, as well as ensuring you don't get stuck trying to exit a cryopod.
(Also see: Fallout 4's First Patch Is Available. Here's How You Can Get It)
Also of interest are the new features this patch adds. They are as follows:
- New ambient occlusion setting, HBAO+
- New weapon debris effects (Nvidia cards only)
- Added status menu for settlers in your settlements
- Added ability to rotate an object you are holding with left/right triggers and pressing down on left thumbtack lets you switch the rotating axis
- Improved "ESDF" keys remapping support while in Workshop mode
With more content expected via the game's Season Pass, it's prescient of Bethesda to fix existing concerns before it hits. Even more so considering that the game, while critically acclaimed, sold exceedingly well for the company.
(Also see: Fallout 4 Update Improves Performance by Downgrading Graphics?)
The patch, labelled Update 1.3 is already available on Steam. It should hit the PS4 and Xbox One later this week. Hopefully, rolling out in all territories.