The Fallout series is known for many things – its open world design, RPG depth, and creative story lines. It’s also unfortunately well-known for bugs.
Players have discovered numerous bugs since Fallout 4‘s release last week. From getting stuck in an elevator to the game locking up when you travel to Monsignor Plaza for a quest, there’s quite a few. Today, developer Bethesda announced they’re quickly putting together the first patch for the game to address some of the issues uncovered since launch. “Our process for updating the game will include releasing a beta patch on Steam, followed by full release on PC, then release on the consoles,” the company says. “This process has worked well for us in the past and allows us to get more fixes out faster. Expect to see more updates, that are smaller and more frequent, than a few big ones. This allows us to make sure each fix is working right, as any change can have unintentional side effects in a game this huge.”
The first beta patch for PC is expected to be up next week. We’ll keep you posted on official patch release dates and details on bug fixes or game changes when they are announced.
Bethesda says their Quality Assurance team worked extremely hard to minimize the bugs, but “a hundred testers will never replicate the many millions playing the game now, and we’re hard at work addressing the top issues.”
Players experiencing bugs are advised to contact Bethesda support.