Today, Bethesda officially releases the first big update for Fallout 4 on the PlayStation 4, with the patch becoming available for Xbox One later this week.

After Bethesda’s recent announcement regarding the patch for consoles, fans enjoying Fallout 4 on the PlayStation 4 should be able to download Update 1.2 for the post-apocalyptic RPG, as it will bring about bug and glitch fixes, performance and stability improvements, and general upkeep to ensure that the title runs smoothly. Although the PS4 is getting the improvements first, those playing Fallout 4 on the Xbox One ought to receive them later this week.

The console update for Fallout 4 comes just five days after the the beta patch for PC, both of which contain all of the same changes and refinements. Regarding the matter, Bethesda announced that it plans to release smaller updates for Fallout 4 more frequently than it did for Skyrim and Fallout 3, making it easier for the studio to manage and ascertain the touch-ups and content given to fans of the game.

Speaking of the latest upgrade, should Fallout 4‘s PC players have in-game alterations installed from NexusMods—one example being a graphics mod making for a better Boston landscape—it’s entirely possible for them to have been disabled after downloading Update 1.2. Since the PC patch has gone live, many gamers have reported a mod breaking situation occurring due to a new Fallout 4 launcher being added. Nevertheless, most fans can rectify the problem by re-enabling the mods using NexusMods Manager while waiting in the launcher before playing the game.

With so many mods to enjoy, Fallout 4 players are lucky that the latest update didn’t put the kibosh on their existence altogether. While the base game itself is decidedly satisfying, the modding community’s creations give the action-RPG a little extra oomph, as one alteration allows fans to shoot swaddled infants instead of mini-nukes out of the Fat Man launcher with the Atom Bomb Baby Mod. Of course, there are more practical ones for folks wishing to simply step up beyond the game’s technical limitations, like the Fallout 4 frame rate mod.


Even though Bethesda has successfully sorted out the majority of the problems for Fallout 4 thus far with the latest patch, updates will undoubtedly be a necessity for the foreseeable future, especially with materials from the title’s Season Pass and DLC arriving next year. However, such patches are par for the course in this day and age, and it would be bizarre for anyone to put developers at fault for trying to fix a game post-launch.

For now, most of the fixes for Fallout 4 are not too serious, as they generally involve memory and stability improvements, as well as repairs to issues involving certain quests. Thankfully, though, there hasn’t been a problem that’s caused the game to break down entirely and become unplayable.

Fallout 4 is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: Bethesda Game Studios – Twitter