Fallout 4 has been around for a good long while, as many adventures have been had across its wasteland. And for some time, it has been relying on somewhat dated visuals. That isn’t to say it looks bad, far from it. In fact, the current iteration of the Fallout franchise looks much more visually appealing than the likes of Fallout 3.
But it could still use some work. Most people nowadays, especially when it comes to Bethesda games, rely on mods to fix these kinds of issues Skyrim, for example, has a whole series of mods and addons that help with visual fidelity and lighting effects; such as ENB, EVLaS, Lux and many more. But, mods can’t fix every problem, and they don’t work for every platform. So that’s where the recent news of a Fallout 4 next-gen update finally coming out is huge.
The news was broken by perennial leaker and industry source, Nibel, who runs a pretty famous social media presence where they break news on upcoming game updates and releases.
Details about the update’s content and size remain murky, but a few things have been revealed. This free update will be available for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and Windows PC, and will drop at some point next year. The goal is to have the Fallout 4 next-gen update offer better support for 4K resolution gaming, as well as improved visuals for the overall game. On top of all that, there’s a performance pass being baked in as well, pushing the target frame rate higher on supported platforms, mostly to take advantage of higher refresh-rate displays.
The release date of the next-gen updates are not yet specified.
And that’s not all the Fallout news this week. With the 25th-anniversary events kicking off for the franchise, Bethesda is giving away swag to any fans that want it. . Players can also claim the 25th Anniversary Bundle from November 2, 2022, until February 2, 2023, through the Prime Gaming Rewards. Fallout 76 will also be getting a Halloween-themed event as well this year.