Amid the big celebration of the original Fallout’s 25th anniversary, Bethesda announced that Fallout 4 is getting a free “new update.” (opens in a new tab)” in 2023—and yes, it’s coming to PC.
Details are thin but the update will include “performance mode features for high frame rates, quality features for 4K resolution gameplay, bug fixes and even additional Creation Club content,” Bethesda said. It is also released for the Xbox Series XS and PlayStation 5 consoles.
Some Fallout fans might bemoan Bethesda’s effort in incrementally updating Fallout 4 for slightly newer technology rather than making Fallout 5, but look on the bright side: That’s basically what Fallout 5 would be, right? On a more serious note, the update will be a pretty big deal for anyone who hasn’t yet played Fallout 4. That’s probably quite a few people: Remember, it’s seven years old now, which is an aeon in gaming terms.
One thing Fallout fans must be curious about is whether (or, more likely, how) this update will affect Fallout 4 mods, of which there are quite a few. (opens in a new tab). I’ve reached out to Bethesda to see if it’s willing to share some insight on that front, and will update if I hear back.
Bethesda said today’s announcement ends its Fallout anniversary celebration, so I guess that means we won’t get a surprise announcement about a new Obsidian-made Fallout game, which is unfortunate. There’s still time to grab some of the other freebies, including rewards and packs in Fallout 76 and Fallout 3 for free. (opens in a new tab) in the Epic Games Store.
The #Fallout25 party isn’t over yet! Here’s what we have going on this week: https://t.co/06H7C5dGeX pic.twitter.com/sGmS91UkOnOctober 24, 2022