As with any Bethesda Game Studios release, there tends to be a bevy of bugs, and Fallout 4 was no exception. However, Fallout 4 has a patch in on the way, with a beta update currently available to gamers on PC.
The patch, as you may expect, fixes many performance issues such as “general memory and stability improvements.” Several other technical issues have been addressed also including the crashes caused by jumping into the water and reloading.
Some new features have been added too including:
- Number pad keys can now be used for remapping
- Remapping Activate now works on Quick Container
- General memory and stability improvements
- Fixed issue where equipped weapons become locked after completing Reunions
- Fixed issue with When Freedom Calls where the quest would not complete
- During Confidence Man, fixed issue where player’s health would continuously regenerate
- Fixed crash related to jumping into water and reloading saved games
- Fixed issue where Launcher would not save God Rays Quality setting properly
Naturally, this is a beta update and is a work in progress. Bethesda recommend backing up your save data before opting in for the update.
To get into the beta, you’ll need to do the following:
1. Log into Steam
2. Right Click on Fallout 4 in your Library
3. Select Settings
4. Select Betas
5. A drop down menu will appear. Select Beta Update
6. Select OK.
7. Wait a few minutes and Fallout 4 should update.
8. When done, Fallout 4 should appear as Fallout 4 [beta] in your Library
If the beta is not working out for you, or is causing new issues, you can opt out by simpilly following steps 1 – 4, and instead of selecting the beta update, select NONE.