Fallout 4 Next-Gen Update Now Live On Xbox, Here Are The Patch Notes

It's time for the Fallout 4 next-gen update on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S! The update dropped around an hour ago on both consoles, and it clocks in at around 22GB if you're upgrading from the Xbox One version.

Thanks to Bethesda, we have more details on what exactly is included in Fallout 4's next-gen update as well! We already knew about some of the Creation Club stuff, but it's also now it's been confirmed that on the Xbox Series X at least, Quality Mode targets 30FPS at 4K and Performance Mode targets 60FPS at 4K with dynamic resolution scaling.

Additionally, if you're using a display with support for up to 120Hz, the Quality Mode will automatically target 40FPS, and if you're connected to a 1440p display for whatever reason, it'll just run at 1440p, 60FPS as standard.

Update: The Quality Mode appears to be running at 60FPS across both Series X and Series S right now (regardless of what Bethesda says about 30FPS here), and the same goes for the Performance Mode. According to an early report from Digital Foundry, Quality Mode might not be working properly at all on Xbox Series X|S at launch.

If you haven't installed Fallout 4 yet but you've got access to Xbox Game Pass, don't forget that it's playable at no extra charge with the service - simply download it to your console and the game tile should display the "X|S" symbol.

Here are the full patch notes for the Fallout 4 next-gen update on Xbox Series X and S. Keep in mind that some of the notes in here refer to the PC version alone, while others are specific to the "next-gen" console versions.

Fallout 4 Next-Gen Update Patch Notes

Changes and New Features

  • Native PS5 and Xbox Series applications. Includes performance and quality mode options.
  • Performance mode: 60 FPS target, 4k resolution, standard settings, relying on dynamic resolution scaling.
  • Quality mode: 30 FPS*, 4k resolution, ultra settings, should not require dynamic resolution scaling.
    *When connected to a 120Hz display, Quality mode will target 40 FPS.
    *When connected to a 1440p display, the title will run at 1440p resolution at 60 FPS w/ ultra settings regardless of rendering mode
  • Release on Epic Store.
  • Widescreen and Ultra-widescreen support.
  • Steam Deck Verified
  • 9 Free Creation Club Items. Enclave Remnants (New!), Enclave Weapon Skins, Enclave Armor Skins, Tesla Cannon, Hellfire Power Armor, X-02 Power Armor, Heavy Incinerator, Halloween Workshop (New!), Makeshift Weapon Pack (New!).
  • Added “Installed Content” menu.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved issues preventing Japanese and Chinese users from connecting to Bethesda.net (this restores access to Mods).
  • Resolved issue preventing save data from properly loading during the prologue.
  • Resolved issue that could prevent the Vault 111 Door from opening on new games.
  • Resolved issue that could prevent the quest “Go Home” from advancing.
  • Resolved issue that could result in Codsworth being broken on the ground after fast traveling.
  • Resolved issue with mipmaps in DLC.
  • Resolved issue that could result in a softlock when in dialogue with Prestson Garvey.
  • Resolved issue preventing autosaves while fast traveling in Power Armor.
  • Fixed issue where text would occasionally disappear in the Creation Club menu.
  • Resolved issues with text formatting in the credits in Japanese and Chinese.
  • Resolved issue causing the camera to fail when leaving furniture after an extended time.
  • Fixed issue that could misplace quest markers while the VR Workshop Creation was installed alongside Automatron.
  • Resolved issue with player movement in some underwater areas at Thicket Excavations.
  • Resolved issue that could cause corruption within the Settlement system resulting in wrong resource counts and/or destroyed settlements.
  • Resolved issue where the “Level Up” notification would display even if there was not a level up available.
  • Fixed some flickering in Vault 111.
  • Stability improvements.

PC Only

  • Resolved issue preventing saves being made under Windows Usernames with Cyrillic, Chinese, or Japanese characters.

Creation Kit

  • Removed non-functional “Hot Load” button. Removed non-functional “Material Editor” button.
  • Editor IDs longer than 99 characters will no longer crash the editor.
  • Resolved crash that could occur while viewing a quest’s Objectives tab.
  • Resolved hang that could occur while adding a reference to a layer.

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