5 Things to Know About the December Fallout 4 Patch

The first major Fallout 4 patch is finally here to address Fallout 4 problems. This roundup will take you through all of the key details PS4, Xbox One and PC users need to know about the Fallout 4 1.02 update including some issues with Fallout 4 mods.


In November, Bethesda confirmed that it was working on the first major update for Fallout 4. The company rolled out a day one patch but it tackled only a few of the problems plaguing the three versions of the new hit game.

Fallout 4 problems have been a problem since release day and they include small bugs, major bugs, and even game-breaking issues. Bethesda promised to address them in an update and today, the developer took the Fallout 4 patch out of beta and released it to the public. Here’s what you need to know.


After several weeks of beta testing, Bethesda’s pushed its first major Fallout 4 patch to the public. As expected, the update comes with a number of bug fixes, a couple of new features, and a delayed release for PS4 and Xbox One.

The developer’s first big Fallout 4 patch addresses several glaring Fallout 4 problems including issues with the Corvega Assembly Plant, issues with the When Freedom Calls quest, and a problem with “Confidence Man.” It also comes with some new features.


New Features

  • Number pad keys can now be used for remapping (PC)
  • Remapping Activate now works on Quick Container (PC)

Bug Fixes

  • General memory and stability improvements
  • Performance improvements inside the Corvega Assembly Plant
  • Optimizations to skinned decal rendering
  • Fixed issue with player becoming stuck in terminals
  • Fixed issue where equipped weapons become locked after completing Reunions
  • Fixed issue with “When Freedom Calls” where the quest would not complete
  • During “Confidence Man” fixed issue where player’s health would continuously regenerate
  • Fixed crash related to jumping into water and reloading saved games
  • Fixed issue where Launcher would not save God Rays Quality setting properly (PC)

The update is also expected to fix a game-breaking issue that was affecting gamers who ventured near Monsignor Plaza.

Fallout 4 Patch Breaks Mods

It looks like the Fallout 4 patch for PC has broken mods for some users. Unofficial Fallout 4 mods have played a big role ahead of the official mod tool’s release in 2016.

Lucky for PC users, there is a quick workaround for the issue. Reddit users have discovered a way to get around the problem. It should only take a few minutes to get Fallout 4 mods up and running again in no time at all. Here’s the fix:

1) Open Nexus Mod Manager

2) Launch your game, wait in the launcher before starting the game.

3) Renable the mods using Nexus Mod Manager

4) Click play

Alternatively, you can enable your mods then set C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Fallout4\plugins.txt to readonly.

Xbox One & PS4 Fallout 4 Patch Release Date

For the moment, the Fallout 4 patch is only available for Steam and PC. Bethesda hasn’t outlined a specific Fallout 4 patch release date for PS4 and Xbox One though it has finally provided a window for the first major update for consoles.




According to Bethesda, it’s working to get the PS4 and Xbox One Fallout 4 patch out sometime this week. It hasn’t confirmed a specific date and there’s a chance it will roll out out of the blue like today’s PC Fallout patch.

PS4 & Xbox One Fallout 4 Patch Features

While the release date is unknown, we do know what’s coming with the Fallout 4 patch for PS4 and Xbox One. The update is expected to mirror this update with the the only differences being the changes noted in parentheses.

The first major Fallout 4 patch from Bethesda should help tone down the number if problems plaguing the three versions of the game though it’s not expected to fix them all. The list of Fallout 4 problems is long and Bethesda still has a long way to go.

This update could also bring some problems of its own to the PC, Xbox One and PS4. If you do see new problems or your issues linger after the update, consult our list of fixes for common Fallout 4 problems on PC, PS4 and PC.


The company has promised regular Fallout 4 updates rather than the occasional big fix. It’s not clear when Bethesda plans to release its next Fallout 4 patch though we already know who will get it first.

Bethesda says that its updates will always arrive in beta form for PC users before heading out to the general public.

In addition to bug fixes, these updates will also include new features. The developer has said that it will listen to fans and incorporate their ideas into these updates, much like it did with updates for Elder Scrolls Skyrim.

Fallout 4 Guide for PS4, Xbox One & PC

Fallout 4 Tips for Beginners

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Fallout 4 Tips for Beginners

Fallout 4 is an intimidating game. It's a game that could eat up hundreds and hundreds of hours if you let it. There's no wrong way to play the game but there are some thing that we think everybody should do when you first start out. 

We've put together a list of tips for beginners and even open-world RPG vets that need some direction. Fallout 4 is a deep game with a mind-boggling amount of crafting. The game also does a bad job explaining some of core mechanics. These tips will help.

We've rounded up those tips in our Fallout 4 explainer for people new to the Fallout series and open-world RPGs in general.

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