A massive new update for Fallout 76 has been released by Bethesda in an attempt to fix a number of the game’s issues.
As a result of the patch being released, anyone attempting to play the latest installment of the Fallout franchise on November 19 will find that logging in and playing are impossible until further notice.
“We've brought #Fallout76 offline for scheduled maintenance,” announced the developers on Twitter. “During this time you will be unable to log into or play Fallout 76. Please stay tuned for updates!”
We've brought #Fallout76 offline for scheduled maintenance. During this time you will be unable to log into or play Fallout 76. Please stay tuned for updates!
— Fallout (@Fallout) November 19, 2018
When we say that the update is a big one, we mean it! On PC it appears to be 15 gigabytes but on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 it's closer to 50, as one image from @SNights97 on Twitter shows:
So what can we expect from the update? Well, Bethesda have made it clear that they will be making stability and performance improvements a priority for console and PC players, but very little else is known.
There will also be some fixes applied to quests, the UI and more, but we’ll have to wait until the full patch notes go live before we know any more.
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Fallout 76’s release has been a rocky one, with critics and fans slamming the game for various bugs and performance issues ever since its release on November 14.
This November 19 patch will see the developers attempt to address the majority of those problems, but it remains to be seen whether or not they will be successful.
FALLOUT 76 PATCH NOTES – NOVEMBER 19, 2018
Our latest patch for Fallout 76 brings additional performance and stability improvements and many bug fixes to the game. Read on for details about everything that’s coming to the game with today’s patch.
- Xbox: 22.214.171.124
- PS4: 126.96.36.199
- PC: 188.8.131.52
- Performance: Several issues have been addressed to resolve hitches during gameplay and other performance issues.
- Stability: The Fallout 76 game client and servers have received additional stability improvements.
- Xbox: Fixed an issue that could lead to instability on certain menus.
ART AND GRAPHICS
- Ambient Occlusion: Placed items no longer leave behind shadow outlines after being picked up.
- Camera: The game camera now pans more smoothly when the player enters furniture.
- Graphics: The cover of Tesla Science magazine Issue 9 no longer appears solid red on pickup, or when inspected.
- General: Fixed an issue in which some enemies could chase the player farther than intended.
- Loot: Ghoul and Scorched Officers now correctly drop nuke code pieces upon being killed by a player.
C.A.M.P., WORKSHOPS, AND CRAFTING
- Blueprints: Fixed an issue that could cause Blueprints to break into smaller parts after logging out and back in to Fallout 76.
- Plans: Paints applied to Power Armor during the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. will now appear correctly on the items that were painted, and those paints can now correctly be applied to additional sets of Power Armor.
- Repair: Fixed an issue that could cause an item to return to a broken state after being repaired.
- Bureau of Tourism: The Prickett’s Fort Token Dispenser can now be repaired, and players can no longer walk through it.
- Pacifist Mode: Players with Pacifist Mode enabled who engage in PVP by contesting a Workshop owned by another player will now correctly deal full damage to that player as long as they remain hostile.
- Respawn: Choosing the "Respawn" option after dying during PVP combat will now correctly clear any active hostile status toward other players.
- Seek Revenge: Cap rewards will now display correctly when choosing the “Seek Revenge” respawn option after being killed by another player.
- Seek Revenge: When targeted by another player who is seeking revenge, the reward amount will now display the correct number of Caps that can be earned by killing that player.
- Languages: Korean fonts will now be displayed correctly in game menus.
- Hotkeys: The “Take Photo” hotkey can no longer be rebound and is now tied to the space bar on PC and the A button on controllers.
- Hotkeys: Fixed an issue that could cause the “Take Snapshot” button in Photomode to display an incorrect hotkey.
- Social: Fixed an issue that could cause players to disappear from each other’s social menus if two players each sent a friend invite to one another.
- Social: Fixed an issue that prevented newly equipped Player Icons from displaying to other players in the Social Menu.