Like most open-world games, Fallout 4 wasn't exactly perfect at launch. It's something developer Bethesda is aware of and is working towards fixing some of its more prominent niggles. The first public step towards this is the game's first patch on PC.
Although it's in beta right now, it can be accessed by PC gamers with relative ease. Some of the new features include being able to remap Activate and Number Pad keys. There are a few fixes as well such as:
- General memory and stability improvements
- Fixed issue where equipped weapons become locked after completing Reunions
- Fixed issue with When Freedom Calls where the quest would not complete
- During Confidence Man, fixed issue where player's health would continuously regenerate
- Fixed crash related to jumping into water and reloading saved games
- Fixed issue where Launcher would not save God Rays Quality setting properly
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Like all things in beta, Bethesda is quick to state the obvious necessity of backing up your progress in the event something goes horribly wrong, which could happen when you're using software that's not in its final iteration. If you're feeling adventurous, the developer has outlined how you can get the beta patch:
- Log into Steam
- Right Click on Fallout 4 in your Library
- Choose Settings
- Choose Betas
- Select Beta Update from the drop down menu
- Select OK
- Wait a few minutes and Fallout 4 should update
- When done, Fallout 4 should appear as Fallout 4 [beta] in your Library
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If you decide to opt out of the Beta, redo steps one to four. At the drop down, select NONE to opt out of all beta programs.
Has this first update fixed your issues with Fallout 4 on PC? Let us know in the comments.