The newest PC patch for Bethesda Game Studios’ wildly popular post-apocalyptic RPG, Fallout 4, brings about changes to the game’s Survival Mode and more.
Fallout 4‘s 1.5 Update is officially live on Steam for PC players, with the patch containing support for May’s forthcoming Far Harbor DLC, the inclusion of the game’s Survival Mode with tweaks based on beta feedback, as well as some general bug and glitch fixes. Of course, PC gamers will be able to access Fallout 4‘s 1.5 Update now, with the title’s PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions being privy to the patch in the “coming weeks,” per Bethesda’s blog post on the issue.
For those unaware, Fallout 4‘s Survival Mode released as a PC beta several weeks ago, and thanks to fans who took part in the test, Bethesda has been given ample data to determine what features should be incorporated in order to make it a more satisfyingly difficult experience. For instance, developers have added “additional challenges such as no fast travel, saving only when you sleep, increased lethality, diseases, fatigue, danger and more.”
Naturally, as previously mentioned, Fallout 4‘s 1.5 Update includes lots more than the support for the Far Harbor expansion and the alterations to Survival Mode. For starters, the patch fixes a problem with “Defend the Castle” where speaking to Ronnie Shaw would not allow the proper completion of the quest, while also dealing with an issue where light bulbs in the Workshop would not light as they should. For a listing of the patch’s complete features, though, fans can check out the details in full on the next page.
Within Bethesda’s post regarding Fallout 4‘s newest patch, the studio also mentioned that the Creation Kit and official mod support components are still in closed beta, with mod support hopefully being added to the 1.5 Steam Beta “soon.” Plus, the developer reiterated that all of the support for console mods are on the way as well, beginning with the Xbox One.
While there’s still a little ways to go before Far Harbor drops, as well as the long-awaited release of Fallout 4‘s mod tools, fans have at least been given a decent amount of content up to this point to keep them busy. For instance, the game’s Automatron DLC not only brought about some solid quests, but also the robotic workbench, letting players customize existing robotic companions or build new ones from the ground up.
Taking into account all of the post-launch materials Bethesda has provided for Fallout 4 thus far, the studio has done a great job keeping fans gleefully roaming the Wasteland ever since the title’s launch, and the upcoming add-ons are surely going to breathe even more life into the game. What’s more, Bethesda has teased the availability of even more DLC to be included in the action-RPG’s Season Pass later this year, which will definitely ensure that players come back for more.
Fallout 4 is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.