Bethesda Softworks Reveals Update Plans for Fallout 4; First Beta Patch Arriving Next Week

on November 20, 2015 10:22 AM

After many years of waiting patiently, fans of Bethesda Softworks were finally greeted with the arrival of Fallout 4 and while it’s a far from technically-perfect game with some of the studio’s infamous glitches and bugs once again appearing, the studio has thanked fans for their patience and revealed details for incoming updates to the game.

In a new letter on the company’s website, Bethesda Softworks revealed that updates for the game are on the horizon to correct some of the numerous bugs and glitches that have already been discovered by players, with the developer especially nothing that “a hundred testers will never replicate the many millions playing the game now,” as Bethesda outlined in its letter:

“It’s true that the freedom our games offer you can lead to unintentional consequences that are sometimes bad, when the game combines too many unexpected elements at once. Given the scale and complexity of the systems at work, especially when allowing you to build your own settlements, we’re happy that Fallout 4 is our most robust and solid release ever, and we’d like to thank our amazing QA staff who worked as hard as anyone to break the game so we could fix it during development. But a hundred testers will never replicate the many millions playing the game now, and we’re hard at work addressing the top issues.”

Specifically, Bethesda detailed that the company will begin its updating process for Fallout 4 with a beta patch for the PC version of the game, followed by a later “full release” patch. Once stable, updates for the game will then begin to roll out for the console versions of the game, with Bethesda noting “this process has worked well for us in the past and allows us to get more fixes out faster.”

The studio also promised more updates “that are smaller and more frequent,” rather than large and size-intensive downloads, with the studio detailing that it expects the first beta patch for the PC version to arrive next week.

Fallout 4 is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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