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2nd Update: According to Bethesda's blog, a new game update went up on Xbox 360 overnight resolving quest and scripting problems, similar to the one released for PC earlier this week (see below). An even newer update is also live on Steam as well for PC versions resolving issues with game saves.
Senior producer Jason Bergman explains: “We are also pleased to say that we have just released a second fix for PC users to address the autosave and quicksave issues that some people were encountering. That particular issue was never seen prior to release and it was extremely difficult to reproduce reliably, even after the game had launched. In order to fix this problem we have had to disable Steam Cloud functionality. It has been turned off, and we won’t turn it back on until we’re absolutely sure it will not cause any more problems. Please restart your Steam client to make sure you get the update.”
The blog also states that the PS3 patch has gone live in Europe, and they are still waiting on word for other territories.
Update: Earlier today Bethesda released a statement regarding bug fixes for Fallout: New Vegas and promised a formal announcement was on the way. We've heard back from Bethesda and word on the street is the first New Vegas patches are now live.
According to Bethesda: "We have just released an automatic update for the PC version of Fallout: New Vegas that resolves quest and scripting issues. We're working hard to make this update available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game as soon as possible and will let you know as soon as we have the dates they’ll be up." The spokesperson also says "The issue regarding the PlayStation 3 digital preorder bonuses has also been resolved. Users should attempt to re-enter the codes to download their bonuses. Should the "80023156" error continue, we ask that players wait 24 hours before entering the code again. The code should then activate the bonus without any issue."
We'll let you know once we hear more on the PS3 and 360 updates once that information becomes available.
Original story: Fallout: New Vegas is a lot of fun, but players have been running into a startling number of bugs, glitches, and crashes. Characters have been seen falling through the ground, enemies have disappeared, and the game has simply stopped working for some unlucky players.
Reiner mentioned some of the issues he encountered in his review:
The bleak surroundings are made worse by the fact that New Vegas lacks
polish. Mid-battle a foe may suddenly plummet through the game world or
get stuck on a rock, making for an easy kill. The pathing for AI
characters wandering the wastes often takes them into the side of
buildings or parked vehicles. When enemies die, some of them will float
a good five feet in the air. I even ran into a reoccurring bug where my
gun wouldn’t stop firing after a loading sequence. To top it off, I
broke the last boss by hiding on a rock. He just stood there as I
unloaded 300 bullets into him.
According to Bethesda, help is on the way. "We are currently working on releasing patches/updates as quickly as possible for Fallout: New Vegas, for all platforms," says Pete Hines, the company's head of marketing. "Announcements regarding the patches are forthcoming."
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A bethesda game with bugs who'd a thought. However PC users should have mods available in half the time it takes Bethesda to release a patch that fix these annoyances though.
its good that obsidian or whoever acknowledges these bugs and is doing something to fix them, so soon after release.
fallout is a very great game. I never seen another game that can compete with its free world. You can kill anyone in the game or kill all the people in the city. Too bad they always have glitches in there games
That sucks. Yet another example of a game being sold in beta stage for full retail. I will not be getting this until it is in the bargain bin...maybe.
I stopped playing New Vegas, and went back to the Capital Wasteland. When the bugs and glitches are fixed, you can find me there to notify me.
This is great news. Hope it's released soon.
Who's thinking that Obsidian had issues with Gamebryo and Bethesda has to come in and fix their problems?
None the less the game is looking good, From what I've heard (glitches aside) it follows the F3 style.
Now that I have heard some good stuff, I feel sooo much more comfortable buying it.
(Plus its nice to know the guys who took F3 from glitch-fest to reasonably glitchy are getting updates out)
I feel fortunate... 7 hrs into the game and I haven't encountered any glitches/freezes yet at all. Load times are consistently in the 2-4 second range. All in all, a great experience so far...
Good work Bethesda.But hurry up with those patches.People don't like buggy experiences.
that's good :)
Overheard at Bethesda "Who cares, get it out the door...we'll patch it later"
or something like that
I haven't really encountered any game-breaking bugs yet, just one instance where i got stuck in a wall and had to reload. I did notice that stealing from gangers dropped my karma though, I hope they fix this. otherwise it's a great game! as a long time fan of the series i am very pleased
10 hours into it (xbox 360 version) and the only bug so far has been the radscorpions sinking into the ground. Love the game but I can't stop thinking about dead space 2...arghh...only 4 months to go.
Sorry for you console folks, but the pc patch is already out. And Bethesda isn't making the patch, they are just the publisher. Obsidian is making the patches.
And I'm not sure why people are trashing an open world game with bugs. It is almost impossible for a developer to find all, or even many, bugs in a game with the size of Fallout: NV. The argument that Obsidian has old tech doesn't hold either, because they've created a new game, not just debugged Fallout 3.
I didn't have any issues with Fallout 3 until well after I started playing. I've had Vegas freeze 2 in a hour and half (or so) playing. So it's not as bad as some are making it out to be (or what we have seen), however it is kinda off putting that there are so many issues. Espically with an engine that is more than a few years old. It doesn't help Obsidian's rep on having buggy games. I'll play more in the next hour (gotta watch my Law and Order: SVU), but it's not not the smoothest move. Luckly, I'm a huge Fallout 3 fan/Bethesda fan. I can over look the freezes only because of the property.
well they'd better hurry the hell up with those ps3 patches
Excellent than when I get the game this weekend there wont be to long of a wait if I encounter these bugs
I guess I will wait until the patch.
Although, i personally never had any problems with Fallout 3 in this regard.
I really haven't experienced too many bugs in the game. I'm about twelve hours into it, and I've had giant ants running up a slope that doesn't exist, I've loaded and not been able to do anything while my character just keeps punching, and that's it.