Bethesda has announced that it will update the console versions of Fallout 4 and will increase Survival difficulty based on feedback sent by players who installed the previous update. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners will surely notice that the Survival Mode has been overhauled, and they can currently find it on Steam. In addition, the new update will bring bug fixes, especially for Automatron and Wasteland Workshop expansion packs.
Fallout 4 was released on November 10, 2015 and action takes place in Boston, 210 years after a devastating nuclear war. The main character will take shelter in Vault 111, an underground bunker and after finding out that he’s the only survivor of the nuclear disaster, he will want to avenge the spouse’s death and to find Shaun, his son, who was kidnapped when the wife was killed after they’ve been re-awakened by some unknown individuals, while they were “sleeping” into cryogenic tubes by the Vault-Tec staff.
Fallout 4 was a real success, but it had some big issues and Bethesda had to release many patches. The first one was coded as patch 1.2, which brought fixes for bugs and errors that were present at the launch of this game, but there were problems with unofficial mod support and then Bethesda brought patch 1.3 with improvements for the game’s graphics on all platforms, as well as new features such as new status menu for settlers in settlements. Patch 1.4 prepared the game for the upcoming Creation Kit and downloadable content, but it also came with Raider and Supermutant decors, besides improvements to the stability.
Patch 1.5 will arrive soon and will have a revamped Survival Mode which is now in beta on Steam, and for now, it can be tested by players on Windows PC. This update will bring a lot of bug fixes, many being related to Automatron and Wasteland Workshop expansion packs, while PS 4 players will be able to delete add-on content from within the game.
Developers will make the game much harder, as the update will come with “additional challenges including no fast travel, saving only when you sleep, increased lethality, diseases, fatigue, danger and more.” Characters at the Survival difficulty will no longer be compatible with the 1.4 version, as they will appear under a different selection filter, and players will notice the improvements made to the third-person camera.
In order to get the beta update from Steam, players right-click Fallout 4 in their Steam library, click on Settings, Betas, then on “Beta” from the drop-down menu.
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