Fallout 4 Xbox achievements fixed and now unlocking for players

With Fallout hype hitting fever pitch thanks to the TV show, players have found that the Fallout 4 achievements on Xbox are broken and won't unlock. [updated]

Fallout 4 Xbox achievements fixed and now unlocking for players
Sean Carey

Sean Carey


Good news! Xbox Support has announced that the Fallout 4 achievements have been fixed. Looking at our data, we can see that loads of players are indeed now unlocking achievements in the Bethesda RPG.

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If you've been having trouble with the Fallout 4 achievements, you're not alone. Looking at data and reports from players in our forums, the Fallout 4 achievements on Xbox are broken, as not a single player has been able to pop an achievement in the Xbox RPG since the end of March.

Fallout 4 achievements not unlocking for Xbox players

According to our data, the last time someone unlocked a Fallout 4 achievement in the base game or any of its DLC expansions was on March 30. Since then, reports about the issue have trickled in, but as of the release of Amazon's new Fallout TV show, which has clearly inspired many to either return to or pick up Fallout 4, we've seen a Megaton-sized explosion in players saying they too are unable to unlock any achievements in the RPG.

We're not exactly sure why the achievements are all currently broken in Fallout 4, as from what we can tell, the game hasn't received an update in a long time. The Xbox version also appears to be the only version impacted by this issue — players are still unlocking achievements in Fallout 4 on Steam and on Windows (the Windows version has a separate stack of achievements) and trophies over on PlayStation.

Thankfully, Bethesda has acknowledged the issue. A Bethesda Support post reads, "We are currently investigating an issue where achievements are failing to unlock for Fallout 4 on Xbox." Hopefully, we won't have too long to wait until the problem is fixed, but until then, it might be worth holding out from playing Fallout 4.

It's possible that a fix could be rolled out with the Fallout 4 next-gen update on April 25. The update will add performance and quality mode settings and includes both "stability improvements and fixes."
Written by Sean Carey
Avid Xbox and achievement fan, Sean has committed to playing the best RPGs, racing games, and first-person shooters Xbox Game Pass and his precious free time will allow. Prior to joining TrueAchievements, Sean gained a degree in journalism from Solent University.
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