Everything You Need To Know About The Fallout 4 Next-Gen Update

Surya Kumar
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Everything You Need To Know About The Fallout 4 Next-Gen Update

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The next-gen update for Fallout 4 brings 4K 60 FPS gameplay for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles with a “Performance Mode” toggle.
Fallout 4 now joins Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim in the list of Steam Deck-verified games.

Bethesda’s Fallout 4 is arguably one of the most polished games in the series in terms of its gameplay and mechanics. Initially released in 2015 for the PC and previous-gen consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Fallout 4 topped the charts and became the highest-selling game in the series, with over 25 million copies sold.

Considering this, it made sense when Bethesda announced an update, specifically keeping in mind the current-gen consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. Sixteen months after the announcement,  we have finally received the update, which brings some much-needed changes to Fallout 4. Here’s everything you need to know.

Fallout 4 Next-Gen Update Brings 4K 60 FPS Gameplay to Next-Gen Consoles

The biggest highlight of the next-gen update is the fact that PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S owners can now run the game at a stable 4K 60 FPS using the newly added “Performance Mode” toggle, although it does run the game at standard settings and with resolution scaling turned on.

If you prefer visuals over frame rate, you can also turn off the Performance Mode, which runs the game at “Quality Mode” offering 4K 30 FPS natively with ultra settings and no dynamic resolution scaling. Additionally, the devs have also incorporated numerous stability and bug fixes to offer a more refined gameplay experience for players.

Besides these changes, this update also introduces new questlines such as “Echoes of the Past”, which brings Enclave faction-related content into the game, offering items like the Enclave Colonel Uniform and other workshop items such as:

  • Armor and Weapon bundle

  • X-02 Power Armor

  • Hellfire Power Armor

  • Heavy Incinerator

  • Tesla Cannon

  • Enclave Weapon Skins

  • Enclave Armor Skins

In addition to that, you also have a makeshift weapons pack, which as the name suggests, brings projectile weapons like Grenade Launchers, Nail Gun, Baseball Launcher, a Saw Blade Launcher, and a weapon that uses piggy banks as ammo. This can be accessed by starting a quest called “When Pigs Fly” at the merchant workshop northwest of Greentech Genetics.

A Halloween Workshop has also been part of the update, bringing 38 different items and the quest called “ All Hallow’s Eve” which can be initiated by tuning into the mysterious signal on your Pip-Boy.

While these are certainly noteworthy changes for Console players, the overhaul on PC seems to be minimal. The next-gen update brings wide screen and Ultra-widescreen support for PC, along with the game now available on the Epic Games Store. However, this new update has negatively impacted the modding community, as the existing mods for Fallout 4 may run into issues or might stop working completely. 

This has been the case with most major Bethesda game updates, and sadly, it appears that Fallout 4 also falls under this. So, if you are currently running the game on PC with mods installed, we advise you not the install the new update until you are done with your playthrough.

Those are pretty much all the notable changes that the next-gen update brings to the table. Here is the complete list of patch notes released by Bethesda.


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Surya has been an avid gamer all his life with an emphasis on single-player titles since the PlayStation 2 era. After switching to PC, he has also dabbled in the world of Valorant ever since its beta. He aims to spread his passion for gaming through his writing.