Bethesda has released the patch notes for the upcoming Fallout 4 Update 1.5. The update is actually available now in beta form for PC players via Steam, however, those not on the beta version, or players on PS4 and Xbox One will have to wait some time for it to hit their platform. Fallout 4 Update 1.5 will bring with it some much needed improvements for Survival Mode, and brings the new difficulty setting to consoles. It should also soon have support for official Bethesda.net mods, though this isn’t currently available in the beta.
“Along with support for our upcoming add-on, Far Harbor, and additional gameplay optimizations, the 1.5 Update – now available as a Beta on Steam — features the revamped Survival Mode which incorporates a number of changes based on beta feedback. Thanks again to all those who participated! In the coming weeks, 1.5 – complete with Survival Mode – will be released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
“Also in development, Creation Kit and Bethesda.net Mods are still in closed beta. We hope to add Support for Mods to the 1.5 Steam Beta soon with console support for Mods coming in updates that follow. Stay tuned to Bethesda.net and the forums for when those updates will go live.”
For those on console who haven’t had access to Fallout 4 Survival Mode yet, the feature adds a new difficulty option that “adds additional challenges including no fast travel, saving only when you sleep, increased lethality, diseases, fatigue, danger and more.”
Along with this, Fallout 4 Update 1.5 will improve the third-person camera, specifically fixing issues where the camera had trouble when objects or walls were nearby. Finally it will feature the usual bug and glitch fixes, such as “Fixed issue with the robot workbench camera not moving properly immediately after canceling out of the menu. Robots can now be assigned as settlement vendors. Fixed distance check with Robotics Expert perk.” and more.