Fallout 4 Next-Gen Update: Release Date, FPS Details & Estimated Launch Time On Xbox

Update: Fallout 4's next-gen update is officially now live on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S!

Original story: Fallout is going through a boom period on Xbox, so it's perfect timing for the Fallout 4 next-gen update to release on Xbox Series X and Series S! We're probably only around 24 hours away from its release on Xbox Game Pass at the time of writing, so ahead of launch, we wanted to put a quick guide together about everything you need to know.

So, in the sections below, you'll find more information on the Fallout 4 next-gen update release date, release time, FPS details, features list, and even what it means for the Fallout: London expansion on PC.

Let's take a look at all the Xbox-specific details for the Fallout 4 next-gen update:

Fallout 4 Next-Gen Update: Xbox Release Date

The Fallout 4 next-gen update releases for Xbox Series X and Series S on April 25th, 2024.

Anyone who owns the Xbox One version of Fallout 4 will receive this update for free, and it should also be accessible via all versions of Xbox Game Pass including Xbox Game Pass Core. That's a lot of players getting access this week!

Fallout 4 Next-Gen Update: Xbox Release Time

The estimated release time for Fallout 4's next-gen update is around 10am / 1pm ET / 6pm BST on April 25th.

As noted, this is only "estimated" for now as Bethesda has yet to reveal an actual time for it - we're basing this estimation on when Fallout 76 updates often roll out, but who knows what kind of plans Xbox might have in store here.

Fallout 4 Next-Gen Update: Features List

In terms of the features coming to Fallout 4's next-gen update on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, the big highlight is new Quality and Performance modes with support for up to 60FPS along with increased resolutions.

Bethesda has yet to reveal any specifics about those performance details - and we don't yet know how they'll apply to the lesser-powered Xbox Series S - so we'll have to wait and see just how impressive they end up being.

"This free update includes native applications for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, Performance mode and Quality mode settings, as well as stability improvements and fixes. Experience up to 60 FPS and increased resolutions!"

The Fallout 4 next-gen update also brings free Creation Club content to the game on Xbox (and other platforms), including a quest called "Enclave Remnants", a Makeshift Weapon Pack and a Halloween Workshop.

In terms of PC specifically, there's also now going to be widescreen and ultra-widescreen support, along with various quest updates and stability improvements / bug fixes.

Fallout 4 Next-Gen Update: Xbox One Benefits

Although the Xbox One doesn't get a next-gen update for Fallout 4, it'll still receive a free update on April 25th.

The update includes stability improvements, login and quest fixes for the last-gen version of the game.

What Does This Mean For Fallout: London On PC?

Fallout: London, which is a DLC-sized mod for Fallout 4 on PC, was recently planned to launch in April of this year, but has now been delayed following the announcement of the Fallout 4 next-gen update.

The developers seem frustrated that Bethesda's plans weren't communicated to them ahead of time, and now there's no specific release date for Fallout: London as things stand - it's simply been delayed indefinitely.

So, those are a few more details about the Fallout 4 next-gen update on Xbox! We haven't got very long at all until it finally arrives on the platform, and we can't wait to get stuck into Bethesda's 2015 adventure all over again this week.

What Review Score Would You Give Fallout 4? (724 votes)

  1. 10/10 (Outstanding)29%
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  4. 7/10 (Good)10%
  5. 6/10 (Not Bad)2%
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