Fallout 4 is a huge, massive, and endlessly entertaining game. It is also a Bethesda game, which means it has some particularly big issues with stability and other technical aspects. Sure, it seems to have launched in a better state than Skyrim on PS3, or Fallout 3 on anything, but it still had some issues that we mentioned in our review. So, fans have been waiting to see how the update process will work, which Bethesda has just detailed, saying that the first major update should begin releasing next week.
“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. We expect the first beta patch to be up next week.”
With that said, Bethesda is celebrating that Fallout 4 has been a fantastic success in both sales and community response. “Thank you! We can’t say it enough- thank you for the amazing support you’ve given us. We’re incredibly blessed to have so many incredible fans. You’ve made Fallout 4 not just our largest game launch ever, but one of the industry’s. It’s beyond anything we hoped for.”
They go on to say that “we’re happy that Fallout 4 is our most robust and solid release ever, and 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.”
Those issues will start to get resolved next week when the beta update comes out. If it goes well we should see it hit PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions of Fallout 4 soon after.