News | New Fallout 4 patch with graphics options released

Bethesda has released a new update for Fallout 4 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S and PC which, among other things, added new graphic options.

Players can choose between 30, 40 and 60 as a frame rate target. At 40fps the screen must support 120hz. You can also choose between ‘Visuals’ and ‘Performance’. Various bug fixes are also being implemented.

Last month, the long-awaited current-gen update for Fallout 4 was released. PC players received a number of bug fixes and widescreen support. On consoles, the update means that players can choose between a quality and performance mode and that the game is playable in 60 frames per second.

News | Fallout 4 update now available

Bethesda has released an update for Fallout 4 with a number of improvements and additions to the game. The update is available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, and PC.

The contents of the update were previously announced via Bethesda’s Fallout blog. PC players can expect some bug fixes and widescreen support. For consoles, the update means, among other things, that players can choose between a quality and performance mode and that the game will be available in 60 frames per second. Finally, as of today, the game is also Steam Deck Verified, which means that according to Valve it is easily playable on the handheld PC.

Its of course no surprise that the update is now being released, as the Fallout series on Amazon Prime is extremely popular. A second season has already been confirmed and the player numbers of almost every game in the franchise have increased significantly.

News | Fallout London mod releases in April

Fallout London, a mod for Fallout 4 that is logically set in London, is scheduled to be released on April 23, 2024.

The makers announced this on social media. The mod team has been working on the mod for years. The content of the mod is already finished, but the moderators want to perfect it before releasing it. In addition, part of the team says they live in countries where “conflict exists”, which does not benefit the speed of development.

News | Current-gen upgrade Fallout 4 postponed until next year

The promised current-gen upgrade for Fallout 4 won't be released until sometime in 2024.

Bethesda has announced this. The upgrade was initially planned for release this year. “Thank you for your patience as we work on the upgrade for Fallout 4. We know you’re looking forward to it – so are we! But we need a little more time and look forward to a return to the Commonwealth in 2024.”

The upgrade was announced last year in conjunction with the franchise’s twenty-fifth anniversary. This is a free upgrade for current owners of the game and will be available on PC, Xbox Series and PlayStation 5.

The upgrade will add performance mode options, higher frame rates and support for 4K resolution. Various bugs also need to be fixed and it contains more content for the Creation Club.

News | Fallout 76 is free to play for a week due to anniversary

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Fallout franchise, anyone can play Fallout 76 for free for a week.

Bethesda has announced that. The company plans to celebrate the anniversary with special events throughout the month. The free Fallout 76 week has now started and will run until October 11. Prime Gaming subscribers can also continue to play the game for free.

In addition, Bethesda must give “significant discounts on the entire Fallout franchise”. The discounts run through October 12 on Xbox and PlayStation and through October 18 on Steam. Also coming next week is a free update for the free-to-play game Fallout Shelter, which will require players to counter an alien threat in a new storyline.

The first Fallout game came out in 1997. From Fallout 3, Bethesda took over the development. The last mainline single player game in the series, Fallout 4, was released in 2015, although the online multiplayer game Fallout 76 did appear in 2018. The game was criticized on release, but Bethesda has made many new content and improvements in recent years. A Fallout television series for Amazon Prime is also in the works.

News | Two Fallout London developers get job offer from Bethesda

Twee van de makers van de mod Fallout London hebben een baan aangeboden gekregen bij Bethesda.

That reports the team of Fallout 4 mod Fallout London via Discord and Twitter. Ryan Johnson, lead technical advisor to the mod team, will join Bethesda as an associate level designer. The team says that, “luckily for us,” they knew well in advance of Johnson’s move to Bethesda, which will allow the mod team to continue operating without his presence.

Dean Carter works as a project lead on the mod team and was also offered a job by Bethesda. The game developer had a role in mind for him at the English studio Double11, with which Bethesda is collaborating on the development of the mmo Fallout 76. However, Carter decided to decline the offer and continue working on Fallout London until the end.

News | The Dog Who Played Dogmeat in Fallout 4 Has Died

Video game developer Joel Burgess has shared the sad news on Twitter that the dog who played Dogmeat in Fallout 4 has passed away.

In a few Tweets, former Fallout developer Joel Burgess explains how River, the dog who played Dogmeat, was chosen and how he was part of the team. For example, he indicates that she wanted Dogmeat to become more than just an extra weapon for the player, but also a real friend.

To make this a reality, River was regularly taken to the studio just to be with the staff so they would really get to know the dog. In addition, they not only used River’s appearance for the dog in Fallout 4, but also the behavior. Think of the way Dogmeat looks back when the player stays behind and then waits for you.