The latest beta update patch for Fallout 4 arrives, adding support for the future add-on content, new settlement items to craft, and more!
Bethesda Games Studio has kept busy in the last few weeks, with Fallout 4 getting both a new patch two weeks ago and the confirmation of three separate DLC packages slated to arrive before the summer. It goes without saying that there’s plenty to say and do within the wasteland of Fallout 4, and PC gamers will now have the option to install yet another update: the 1.4 beta patch has officially released, and is available to download on Steam right now.
The beta patch adds support for the aforementioned add-on content that will start rolling out this March, and although the public patches currently have no release date, this means the 1.4 public patch will certainly be rolled out to consoles and PCs alike prior to the release of the Automatron DLC.
Add-on support aside, avid crafters will be happy to see plenty of new content for the workshop, which will make settlements in the core game a little easier to give the ‘lived-in’ look too. The last beta update introduced a much-needed update to settler management, so it’s great to see that Bethesda is still looking to improve the crafting portion of the game. Those looking to bring out their inner-raider will be happy to see items like cages, tents, and raider poles included in the latest update.
Here’s a list of the newest craftable settlement items added into the game:
- Super Mutant clutter including meat totems, meat bags and meat cart
- Raider clutter including raider poles, cages and tents
- Abstract and portrait paintings
- Variety of new signs (pictured above)
- More metal and wood doors variants
Although the previous patch fixed no shortage of bugs, the 1.4 patch
- General stability and performance improvements
- During “Getting a Clue” quest, Kellogg’s desk will remain a working container
- During “Rocket’s Red Glare”, resolved issue where companions could not be dismissed after completing the quest
- Fixed an issue with “Kremvh’s Tooth” quest item not spawning properly
- Settlements under attack will now display an updated message with the results of the attack if player does not respond
- Fixed an issue with screen effects not clearing away properly after using a scope
- Fixed an issue with trying to sprint while in third person with a minigun equipped
- Rank 4 of Demolition Expert perk now properly increases the area effect of explosives
- The Scrounger perk now includes additional common ammo types
- Fixed an issue where Calvin Whitaker would disappear in Vault 81
- Fixed an issue where Ninja and Sandman perks combined would apply the incorrect damage bonus
- Fixed an issue where Rank 3 of Grim Reaper’s Sprint did not fill critical meter properly
- Fixed an issue with key cards not spawning correctly in Vault 75
- Fixed an issue where enemies would stop spawning during “Airship Down”
- Being in first person while wearing power armor and quickly switching weapons will no longer cause the Pip-Boy to be stuck
- Fixed an issue with the autosave counter getting incorrectly reset
- Fixed issue that would cause the Pip-Boy menu to turn invisible while swimming
- Fixed an issue where scrapping larger quantities of a single item would inadvertently scrap a legendary item
- Fixed issue where exiting workbenches would cause third person to stop working properly
- The Scribe can now be assigned consecutive settlements properly
- Fixed issue with duplicating scraps shipments
- Fixed issue with vendors not properly exchanging caps after several consecutive transactions in a row
- Fixed issue with the quicksave and autosave message persisting through loading screens
- Fixed an issue where updating to the latest patch would cause Options settings to reset back to default (Xbox One)
- Fixed an issue with loading save with a placed object in water, not properly floating
To access the beta patch, those playing on PC from Steam can simply select Fallout 4 from the games library, go to settings and then betas, and then select Beta Update from the dropdown menu that appears. Fallout 4 should then begin updating within the next few minutes, and the above fixes and features should be automatically applied. Those playing from consoles will simply have to wait.
Even without the beta update, fans should still be able to find plenty to do within the commonwealth. This week, Todd Howard revealed that there was still a secret within the core game that no fan has found yet. Although console based fans are out of luck in regards to beta content, they can still enjoy a pretty cool recreation of the Daredevil season two trailer. The studio also promised that news of modification support for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players would be coming soon.
The Fallout 4 beta patch is available now on PC, and the public patch is expected sometime within the next two weeks for all platforms.