Fallout 4 update adds new Xbox framerate options and more

Bethesda is rolling out a new Fallout 4 update, which fixes issues introduced with the "next-gen" update. Here are the Fallout 4 next-gen update 2 patch notes.

Fallout 4 update adds new Xbox framerate options and more
Sean Carey

Sean Carey

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For those working their way through the Fallout 4 achievements with the recent "next-gen" update, we have some good news for you. Bethesda is rolling out a new update today for the Xbox RPG, and according to the Fallout 4 next-gen update 2 patch notes it fixes a bunch of issues introduced with the previous patch as well as introducing new frame rate options.

Following on from the previous Fallout 4 next-gen update, Bethesda says that with this update it has introduced a new Frame Rate Target setting that allows you to choose between 30fps, 40fps, and 60fps. Bethesda says, "You can now choose between Visuals and Performance (default) while trying to maintain frame rate target," though if you want to target 60fps, the developer recommends sticking to Performance. The 40fps option is only available to those with a display that supports 120hz.

Elsewhere, the update makes stability improvements, re-enables Auto HDR on Xbox Series X|S, and fixes some visual issues. Here are the patch notes in full from Bethesda.

Fallout 4 next-gen update 2 patch notes

Patch highlights

Xbox Series S|X and PlayStation 5 Display Settings
  • Thanks to your feedback, we’ve been able to implement the ability to control your graphic fidelity and performance. We highly recommend you run with the default settings but now you can change your options to better fit your playstyle and display.
Frame Rate Target
  • Frame Rate Target allows you to choose between 30, 40, and 60 (default). It is important to note that to select 40, your display must be able to support 120hz.
Visual and Performance Prioritization
  • You can now choose between Visuals and Performance (default) while trying to maintain frame rate target. If you choose Frame Rate Target of 60, we recommend selecting Performance. Both modes may adjust internal resolution dynamically when scenes or action get heavier.
  • Please note both modes can only be changed from the main menu.

Bug fixes

  • General stability improvements
  • Fixed visual issue with certain imagespaces
  • Auto HDR is re-enabled (Xbox Series S|X)
  • Fixed issue where reserved space was not displayed correctly in load order menu (Xbox Series S|X)
  • Fixed issue with character name field when in widescreen mode. (PC)
  • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused bundles to not fully download and could cause a crash
  • Fixed an issue with material swaps
  • Fixed an issue with load order that would break DLC until a restart after downloading mods (PlayStation 5)
  • Fixed an issue that would occasionally cause a crash if you returned to the Main Menu with queued mods still downloading (PlayStation 5)
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Creation Club menu to not appear (Microsoft Store)
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when connecting to the network after a suspend/resume with the network disabled (Xbox One)

Creations fixes

  • Fixed missing art issue with certain Creations
In other Bethesda news, Starfield will receive an update this week that will add similar frame rate options, including a 40fps mode, to the game for Xbox Series X players.
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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