Bethesda Details Fallout 4 Update Plans, Expects First PC Beta Patch To Be Available Soon

by Kyle Hilliard on Nov 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Fallout 4 will be getting patched in the near future, and a recent note from the studio thanking fans for playing the game details how that process will work.

In the letter from Bethesda, which you can read here, Bethesda writes, "Given the scale and complexity of the systems at work, especially when allowing you to build your own settlements, we're happy that Fallout 4 is our most robust and solid release ever," and continues by writing, "We'd like to thank our amazing QA staff who worked as hard as anyone to break the game so we could fix it during development. But a hundred testers will never replicate the many millions playing the game now, and we're hard at work addressing the top issues."

Regarding the work addressing those issues, Bethesda writes, "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. 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." Bethesda closed its letter by saying that the first beta PC patch should be available next week.

For our review of Fallout 4, head here. For an in-depth making of feature covering the development of Fallout 4, head here.

[Source: Bethesda]


Our Take
I've seen plenty of glitches online in YouTube and .gif form, but my personal playthrough has been going okay. I may just be lucky, but I do feel overall, Fallout 4 is less buggy that previous Bethesda titles.