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Fallout 4 Patch Notes: Every Change in the Next-Gen Update

The Next-Gen update for Fallout 4 is finally here and stuffed with new things to do in the Commonwealth.

The Next-Gen update for Fallout 4 is here, bringing with it some bug fixes, improved graphics, and new content. Available across all platforms, you can now explore the Commonwealth on the latest console as well as PC. Here’s every change coming to Fallout 4 in the Next-Gen update.

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New Free Creation Club Content in Fallout 4

Seven new quests were added from the Creation Club. Four of them deal with the Enclave, a faction featured in previous titles but missing from Fo4. Two require you to tune in to a specific radio station, while the last quest involves piggy bank-themed explosives. For those loading up an existing save, all the quests will populate in your journal once you’re in the game.

The quests also bring two new Power Armor suits, including the Hellfire. There are also 38 new Halloween decorations you can use to jazz up your settlement. Whether you like to celebrate the holidays or just like those spooky vibes, there’s sure to be something there for everyone.

Additional Update Features

Even though the update was geared toward getting Fallout 4 onto PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, it also released to the Epic Store and is now Steam Deck verified. Two modes were added, Performance and Quality, to allow players with different set ups to enjoy the Commonwealth.

Whether you’re looking to get back to Boston or you’re trying out the title for the first time, rest assured that multiple bug fixes were implemented to prevent crashes or glitches.

For more on content like this, head to our extensive Fallout 4 guide hub. We’ve got companion walkthroughs, how to get certain resources, and what the best starting traits are.

Complete Next-Gen Changelog Notes

New Creation Club Content Free for Everyone

Enclave Remnants
Some say the past is a scar, cut across the skin of the Commonwealth. Others believe it’s a scab clotted over an unhealed wound. Those who fought the Enclave, and those who serve them subscribe to the latter. And when the scab is broken the flag of this old-world cabal will once more stand at full mast. Unless of course, you stop them first. Features the classic Enclave Colonel uniform and over a dozen workshop items! If you have other Enclave creations installed, some of these troops may use this equipment against you!

(Quest “Echoes of the Past” starts on the road north of Saugus Ironworks.)

Armor and Weapon bundle

  • X-02 Power Armor
  • Hellfire Power Armor
  • Heavy Incinerator
  • Tesla Cannon
  • Enclave Weapon Skins
  • Enclave Armor Skins

Makeshift Weapon Pack
Whether it be grenades or piggy banks, there’s no shortage of objects you can transform into murderous projectiles with this collection of unique weapons. Included are two grenade launchers, a Nail Gun, Baseball Launcher, Saw Blade launcher, and piggy bank based weaponry.

(Quest “When Pigs Fly” starts at a merchant workshop northwest of Greenetech Genetics.)

Halloween Workshop
On the eve of the end, the New England Technocrat Society has thrown a spooky Halloween gala for anyone with the nerve to attend. Drop in on this fa-boo-lous pumpkin-lit soiree replete with witches, cauldrons, and ghouls, and unlock 38 new spine-tingling Halloween props to decorate your settlement! Includes new wearables, such as the iconic De-Capitalist helmet!

(Quest “All Hallow’s Eve” starts by tuning into the Mysterious Signal on your Pip-Boy.)

Changes and New Features

  • Native PS5 and Xbox Series applications. Includes performance and quality mode options.
  • Performance mode: 60 FPS target, 4k resolution, standard settings, relying on dynamic resolution scaling.
  • Quality mode: 30 FPS*, 4k resolution, ultra settings, should not require dynamic resolution scaling.
    *When connected to a 120Hz display, Quality mode will target 40 FPS.
    *When connected to a 1440p display, the title will run at 1440p resolution at 60 FPS w/ ultra settings regardless of rendering mode
  • Release on Epic Store.
  • Widescreen and Ultra-widescreen support.
  • Steam Deck Verified
  • 9 Free Creation Club Items. Enclave Remnants (New!), Enclave Weapon Skins, Enclave Armor Skins, Tesla Cannon, Hellfire Power Armor, X-02 Power Armor, Heavy Incinerator, Halloween Workshop (New!), Makeshift Weapon Pack (New!).
  • Added “Installed Content” menu.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved issues preventing Japanese and Chinese users from connecting to Bethesda.net (this restores access to Mods).
  • Resolved issue preventing save data from properly loading during the prologue.
  • Resolved issue that could prevent the Vault 111 Door from opening on new games.
  • Resolved issue that could prevent the quest “Go Home” from advancing.
  • Resolved issue that could result in Codsworth being broken on the ground after fast traveling.
  • Resolved issue with mipmaps in DLC.
  • Resolved issue that could result in a softlock when in dialogue with Prestson Garvey.
  • Resolved issue preventing autosaves while fast traveling in Power Armor.
  • Fixed issue where text would occasionally disappear in the Creation Club menu.
  • Resolved issues with text formatting in the credits in Japanese and Chinese.
  • Resolved issue causing the camera to fail when leaving furniture after an extended time.
  • Fixed issue that could misplace quest markers while the VR Workshop Creation was installed alongside Automatron.
  • Resolved issue with player movement in some underwater areas at Thicket Excavations.
  • Resolved issue that could cause corruption within the Settlement system resulting in wrong resource counts and/or destroyed settlements.
  • Resolved issue where the “Level Up” notification would display even if there was not a level up available.
  • Fixed some flickering in Vault 111.
  • Stability improvements.

PC Only

Please note: The Fallout 4 next gen update is not currently available on GOG but will be available soon. We will let you know as soon as we can.

  • Resolved issue preventing saves being made under Windows Usernames with Cyrillic, Chinese, or Japanese characters.

Creation Kit

  • Removed non-functional “Hot Load” button. Removed non-functional “Material Editor” button.
  • Editor IDs longer than 99 characters will no longer crash the editor.
  • Resolved crash that could occur while viewing a quest’s Objectives tab.
  • Resolved hang that could occur while adding a reference to a layer.

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