Fallout 4 PC Beta Patch Out

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Bethesda made good on their earlier promise to quickly release a PC patch for their blockbuster RPG Fallout 4. While the game appears to have fewer bugs at launch than previous Bethesda games like Skyrim and Fallout 3, any improvements to game stability are welcome. The patch is a beta, and users on Steam must first opt-in to download it.

Beta Update 1.2.33 includes several bug fixes:

  • General memory and stability improvements
  • Fixed issue where equipped weapons become locked after completing Reunions
  • Fixed issue with When Freedom Calls where the quest would not complete
  • During Confidence Man, fixed issue where player’s health would continuously regenerate
  • Fixed crash related to jumping into water and reloading saved games
  • Fixed issue where Launcher would not save God Rays Quality setting properly

The beta patch also includes a couple new features:

  • Number pad keys can now be used for remapping
  • Remapping Activate now works on Quick Container

Per the Bethesda post on the Steam forums: to get the beta patch, you need to do the following:

1. Log into Steam
2. Right Click on Fallout 4 in your Library
3. Select Settings
4. Select Betas
5. A drop down menu will appear. Select Beta Update
6. Select OK.
7. Wait a few minutes and Fallout 4 should update.
8. When done, Fallout 4 should appear as Fallout 4 [beta] in your Library

Bethesda hinted in an earlier press release that patches to console games would follow shortly after PC patches, and that users should expect regular small patches instead of sporadic, large patches. We’ll update you as soon as we hear about an imminent console patch release.