The first major Fallout 4 patch is frustrating many console gamers though it’s not for the reason you might think.
In November, Bethesda confirmed plans to release the first major Fallout 4 patch for all three versions of the game. After a short beta, Bethesda pulled the Fallout 1.02 patch out of beta and released it for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.
As we’ve noted, the Fallout 4 patch comes with a number of big time changes including performance improvements, bug fixes for several quests, and a fix for an issue that was causing many gamers to get stuck in terminals. It’s an important update but it’s not without problems of its own.
The Fallout 1.02 patch solved a number of major issues with the game but Fallout 4 problems persist. Xbox One, PS4 and PC users continue to complain about a number of problems post-1.02. Issues include problems with game saves, performance, fast travel, and more.
These Fallout 4 patch problems aren’t the only source of frustration amongst Fallout 4 gamers though. There’s another problem plaguing console owners.
According to numerous reports from Fallout 4 gamers in Asia, the Fallout 1.02 patch still hasn’t rolled out for Region 3. Others are reporting that they never received the Fallout 4 day one patch that rolled out on release day back in November.
This has obviously left many gamers irate with Bethesda and its partners over the lack of support and over the lack of communication. The company has yet to release any firm details about the Fallout 1.02 release for the region.
@Fallout when is the patch coming to Asia region?..you know there are people playing Fallout 4 here too right.
— Ganapathi Kumar (@KumarRambochap) December 16, 2015
There are a number of theories floating around as to why this delay has occurred but none of them have been confirmed, at least not yet.
While most of the complaints come from PS4 users, there are also complaints coming in from Xbox One owners in Asia. The delay isn’t effecting PC Fallout 4 users. The 1.02 patch is available for everyone via Steam right now.
This hasn’t come as too much of a surprise to those that have dealt with Bethesda and its games in the past. As one user on Reddit notes, “Skyrim for PC is on version 1.9.32 in most regions, but is stuck on on 1.9.31 in Japan, Russia, and some other regions.”
On December 17th, Bethesda will release Fallout 4 in Japan. Japan is the last major market remaining on Bethesda’s list and it will be interesting to see what version PS4 Fallout 4 gamers in Japan get when they fire up the game.
Hopefully this release will be the catalyst Sony and Bethesda need to get the game updated in the remaining markets.
In the meantime, those experiencing Fallout 4 problems will need to try and fix the game manually. Fortunately, there are a number of known manual fixes out there for Fallout 4 problems.
We’ve put together a list of fixes for the most common Fallout 4 problems plaguing Xbox One, PS4 and PC users pre and post-1.02 patch and the list will be a good starting point for those in Asia, the United States and elsewhere.
We’ve also put together a wish list for the 1.03 patch and Fallout 4 gamers in Asia and elsewhere are encouraged to report bugs and issues to Bethesda’s development team so it can fix them in a future update.
Fallout Nuka Cola
A few weeks ago, Jones Soda teased the return of its elusive berry-flavored limited edition Fallout Nuka Cola. The company said that it wouldn't release any specific details until it was allowed to.
We had a feeling the product would make a triumphant return before Christmas and that's exactly what's going to happen.
Bethesda, Jones and Target have all confirmed plans to release new Fallout Nuka Cola stock this week. Jones is saying that the current plan is to release the new stock on December 18th. Some Target stores are apparently telling customers that stock will return earlier than that so you'll probably want to call or head in to confirm.
Target will be selling the limited edition product for $2.99, the standard price. Scalpers have been trying to charge $30 or more for one bottle. And to try and cut down on the number of scalpers, customers will be limited to two Nuka Cola bottles.
Of course, the Fallout Nuka Cola is still limited to stores in the United States. Jones says that it's working with Bethesda to get the product out in Canada though no time frame has been given for the release there or anywhere else.