38 Common Fallout 4 Problems & How to Fix Them

While we wait for the next Fallout 4 update to arrive, we want to help you fix your Fallout 4 problems on the Xbox One, PS4 or PC.

Fallout 4 is an impressive game but it’s from from perfect. Bethesda’s squashed a number of glaring problems but gamers continue to complain about outstanding bugs and issues on all three platforms.

It took awhile but Bethesda’s pushed out another free Fallout 4 update. The Fallout 4 1.9 update brings bug fixes, changes to Fallout 4 mods, and some brand new features for PlayStation 4 Pro owners.


The Fallout 4 1.9 update fixes problems but it also brings some problems of its own. We expect complaints about it, and the various Fallout 4 DLC add-ons, to pick up as more users download and install them on their system of choice.

While we wait for Bethesda to cook up another update, and it could be weeks before we see the next patch, we want to try and help you fix the problem(s) plaguing your game.

This looks at the most common Fallout 4 problems including issues plaguing Automatron, Wasteland Workshop, Far Harbor, Contraptions Workshop, Vault-Tec Workshop, and Nuka World. It also includes fixes for performance issues, fixes for Fallout 4 crashes, and more.

What to Do If Fallout 4 DLC Isn’t Showing Up

Let’s start with some quick fixes for Bethesda’s DLC add-ons.


Some PC, PS4 and Xbox One users are saying that the DLC isn’t showing up for them when they try and play it. If your add-on isn’t show up, please follow these instructions from Bethesda itself:

Xbox One

First make sure you’re signed into the correct Gamertag. If you are, follow these steps.

If your add-ons are not showing up on your Xbox One, check to ensure you are signed in to the correct Xbox Live gamertag and profile. If you are correctly logged in, you can try the troubleshooting steps below:

Power cycle the console:

  1. Press and hold the [Xbox] button on the front of the console for 10 seconds.
  2. Unplug the console’s power cable and wait for 10 seconds.
  3. Plug the power cable back in and turn the console back on by pressing the [Xbox] button again.

Check downloads queue:

  1. From the Home screen, hold [RT] and press [A] to navigate to the My games and apps menu.
  2. Navigate to Queue to see if the download and install is complete.

Try to reinstall the add-on:

  1. From the Home screen, hold [RT] and press [A] to navigate to the My games and apps menu.
  2. Navigate to Fallout 4 and press [Menu].
  3. Select Manage game.
  4. From the Ready to install column, select the DLC add-on to begin the download.
    1. You can also instruct your console to manually download the DLC from the Xbox Store itself.

For further assistance, you can contact Xbox Support here: http://support.xbox.com.

PlayStation 4

First, make sure you’re signed into the correct PlayStation Network ID. If you are, follow these steps to recover your DLC:

Check licensing:

  1. Navigate to Settings.
  2. Select PlayStation™Network/Account Management.
  3. Select Restore Licenses.

Power cycle the console:

To power cycle a PlayStation 4, there are three options:

  • From the Home screen, press [D-pad up] to bring up the Function screen. Then select Power and choose Turn Off PS4.
  • Press and hold the [PS] button for at least one second. Then select Turn Off PS4.
  • Hold down the Power button on the front of the console for at least 10 seconds until the system beeps twice.

Manually download the add-on:

  1. From the PS4 menu, navigate to your Library.
  2. Navigate to Fallout 4 and press [X].
  3. From the product page, select Related items.
  4. Select My add-ons.
  5. Select the DLC add-on download icon on the left to begin the download.

You can also instruct your console to manually download the DLC from the PlayStation Store itself.


First, try disabling your mods and trying again. Once you’ve disabled your mods, try the following steps:

Close and restart Steam:

  1. Click Steam on the top-right of the Steam client and select Exit.
  2. Re-open Steam and check to see if the DLC is now listed.

Ensure that the DLC is active on your Steam account:

  1. Log in to your Steam account.
  2. Navigate to Library.
  3. Right-click on Fallout 4.
  4. Select View Downloadable Content.
  5. Ensure the Install checkbox is enabled for the DLC to begin the download.
    1. Note: you may need to uncheck and the re-check the box to ensure the download begins.

Check the status of the download:

  1. Log in to your Steam account.
  2. Click on Library, then select Downloads at the bottom.
  3. Any completed on ongoing downloads will be listed here.
  4. If complete, Fallout 4 will be listed as “Ready to Play.”

Verify integrity of game cache:

  1. Log in to your Steam account.
  2. Navigate to Library.
  3. Right-click on Fallout 4.
  4. Select Properties.
  5. Select the Local files tab and click the Verify integrity of game cache… button.
    1. Steam will verify the game’s files – this process may take several minutes.
  6. When complete, open Fallout 4 and see if the issue is resolved.

These steps will work for all six DLC add-ons.

Why Was I Kicked Out of Nuka World?

Bethesda notes that if you kill a settler you recently intimidated it will count as a crime toward Nuka World’s Raider factions.

To avoid getting kicked out you’ll want to load an earlier save and wait awhile longer before killing the person. You might also choose to spare them.

Why Is My Outpost or Vassal Still Under Raider Control?

If you recently killed a Raider Leader and the Outpost or Vassal is still under Raider control, you’ll need to slaughter everyone at the settlement.

Once you take care of this, the settlers should respawn and return them to their original control settings so that you can officially take over.

How to Fix Nuka-Galaxy Ride Problems

When you restore power to Nuka World and get on the Nuka-Galaxy ride, you might get stuck in the cart. It’s a common issue. If this happens, you’ll need to reload from a previous save.

How to Fix a Logic Gate Problem

If you’re using the Fallout 4 Contraptions Workshop DLC, you’re probably familiar with logic gates. Sometimes, these logic gates will remain powered on after you turn them off. If this happens, you have a few way to fix the issue.


We’ve had success storing the logic gate. You can also try replacing it completely. Others report that they’ve simply turned the broken gate on and off again to get it to stay off.

What If Overseer Barstow is Dead? Can I build Vault-Tec Prototypes?

If you’re playing the Vault-Tec Workshop DLC and Overseer Barstow dies, you can still build Vault-Tec Prototypes.

All you need to do is loot her corpse and you’ll be on your way. It’s as simple as that.

How to Find Old Longfellow

If you get to Far Harbor and can’t find Old Longfellow, there’s a simple fix that Bethesda itself recommends.


If you can’t find him the developer says that “you should return to the Far Harbor docks and speak with Captain Avery. Longfellow may either be in the town or at his cabin to the north.”

Do that and you should find your elderly companion.

How to Fix Far Harbor Settlement Item Problems

If you’re unable to use unlocked settlement items at Far Harbor settlements, here’s what the developer recommends.

Bethesda says that you should “exit Workshop mode, move around so that you are facing the Workshop from a different angle, and try again.”

How to Fix Invisible Character Problems

If your character turns invisible, you’ll want to exit out of your game and restart. If you’re using a PS4 or Xbox One you’ll also want to reboot your console to see if that helps.

How to Fix Acadian Ideals Quest Problem (Far Harbor)

If you run into trouble when trying to complete the Acadian Ideals and optional objective “Help Chase” you might need to reload a prior save.

Bethesda says that killing an NPC called Brooks before you arrived in Acadia could make completing this quest difficult.

It notes that there is still a way through the quest but the best solution might just be to reload a game where Brooks is still alive.

How to Fix Best Left Forgotten Quest Problem (Far Harbor)

If you run into trouble trying to complete the Best Left Forgotten quest in Far Harbor, know that you’re not alone.

Bethesda is looking into the problem which means a permanent fix could be on the way. In the meantime, the developer is telling gamers to restart the console/PC to see if that fixes the issue.

How to Recover a Fallout 4 Season Pass Code

If your Fallout 4 Season Pass didn’t come with a key or a code to input, you’ll need to get in contact with the retailer, not Bethesda. Bethesda says that it cannot help Fallout 4 owners with Season Pass replacement codes.

How to Fix Fallout 4 Input Problems

One of the more common Fallout 4 problems is also one of the easiest to fix.

Some PC Fallout 4 users are saying that they’re unable to use their mouse once the main menu pops up. There is no apparent way to click to enter the game and the keyboard won’t do anything to help get past the menu screen.


To fix this problem, unplug any controllers you have plugged in. This should fix this Fallout 4 issue immediately. If it doesn’t try restarting your computer.

If you don’t want to have to unplug your controller every time you fire up Fallout 4, you can make some changes. Fallout 4 users have come up with an easy fix and it’s as follows:

  • Go to Fallout4Prefs.ini (located in C:\Users\[name]\Documents\My Games\Fallout4\), then scroll down to bGamepadEnable=1.
  • Change it to bGamepadEnable=0

How to Fix Fallout 4 Launch Issues

PC users have been reporting an issue where the game fails to launch after clicking start. Many users are seeing a black screen. Fortunately, there are a number of fixes that could help alleviate these launch problems.

If you see a black screen, the first thing you’ll want to do is ensure that your PC graphics drivers are up to date. Head here for NVIDIA and here for AMD

Computers running two graphics cards have been known to cause this problem so if a driver update doesn’t help, try forcing your computer to recognize a primary GPU.

For instructions on how to do that for an NVIDIA driver, head here. For AMD drivers, head here. (We aren’t listing detailed instructions here because they can change based on card and version.)


Anti-virus software has also been known to cause launch issues and black screen problems so we recommend adding Fallout 4 as an exception or disabling your anti-virus software when you’re playing the game.

A user on Bethesda’s Fallout 4 forums found another potential workaround. Here are the instructions that fixed this launch issue:

I added these 2 .dll into the Fallout 4 and system32 folder and now it launches with no problem!!



xinput1_3.dll was running in x86 and I replaced it with the x64 (64 bit) and now it works.

Try using Dependency Walker64bit (google it and download it from download.cnet) and open Fallout4.exe, check all the .dll and make sure they are all running x64.

This worked for them, and several others, so it’s worth a shot if your game fails to launch up when you click play.

How to Fix Failed to Start Game Error (Steam)

If Steam spits out an “Failed to start game (unknown error)” there are a few fixes to try before throwing your computer out a window.

One fix that’s worked for a lot of people is running Fallout 4 as an admin. Here is how to run the game as an administrator:

  • First, right click the game in your Steam Library.
  • Next head to Properties and locate the Local Files tab.
  • Click Browse Local Files.
  • Locate the Fallout 4 application on your computer.
  • Right click it and head into Properties.
  • Select the Compatibility tab and check off the Run this program as an administrator box.
  • Click Apply and try running the game.

If this doesn’t work, try running Steam as an Admin:

  1. Go to your Steam install folder which should be located in: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam).
  2. Right click on the Steam application.
  3. Use the steps above to set it to Run as Administrator.
  4. Restart Steam and play the game.

We’ve also heard that Verifying the Integrity of the GameCache is a potential fix for this issue. Here’s how to do that in Steam:

  1. Right click the game in your Steam Library.
  2. Head into Properties and go to the Local Files tab.
  3. Click the Verify Integrity of Game Cache option.

How to Fix Fallout 4 Mods After A Patch

Bethesda’s Fallout 4 patches apparently break some PC mods. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix your mods after the patch.

Reddit users have found a way to get around the Fallout 4 mod problems and it requires just a little bit of work.

1) First, Open Nexus Mod Manager.

2) Next, launch the game and wait in the launcher before starting the game.

3) Renable the mods using Nexus Mod Manager.

4) Click play.

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

How to Fix Your Game After Using Console Commands

If you decide to use console commands to manipulate your game and your game starts exhibiting problems after using said commands, you’ll want to revert back to a save you made before you started using them.

How to Fix Fallout 4 Blurred Vision Problem

Some gamers are running into a blurred vision problem. The bug tends to happen when the screen blurs after the character receives a concussion after taking head damage. We haven’t run into this issue ourselves but it’s evidently pretty prevalent.

Bethesda hasn’t confirmed a permanent fix for the problem but there are a few manual fixes to try if your game suddenly becomes blurry.

One remedy that we’ve come across involves taking head damage and using a stimpack to heal yourself up. To get this to work, you’ll need to position yourself in a way that you’ll take head damage and thus, a concussion. Once this happens use a stim and the bug might resolve itself.

If you’re on PC, you can use console commands. Hit the ~ (tilde) button and type in rimod 00094636 (this gets rid of the green blur) and rimod 002041B6 (to get rid of the white blur).

If none of those work, you can try a number of other methods. You can try resting in a bed or waiting in a chair, you can try using RadAway, or you can try going to the doctor. You can also try reverting back to an old save.

How to Get Unstuck from a Terminal

One of the more annoying Fallout 4 problems on PC is an issue where users are getting stuck in terminals. A fix arrived in Bethesda’s first Fallout 4 patch but gamers continue to complain about the issue. Here’s what to do if the patch doesn’t help.

First, we recommend saving before you hack a terminal. That way, if you do get stuck, you can just revert back to the old save.

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If you do get stuck, there are several things to try. Some users are saying that the SetPlayerAIDriven 0 console command helps. To use that, press ~ (tilde) on the keyboard and type in that command.

If you are using a monitor with a higher refresh rate than 60Hz, you’ll want to take a look at this list of fixes for the issue on Reddit and Bethesda. It features a couple of different solutions for monitors with high refresh rates including a remedy for monitors with G-SYNC enabled.

These fixes will also work if you get stuck on furniture.

How to Fix Settlement Attack Problem

We’ve started running into a settlement attack bug that’s extremely annoying and causes you to lose your entire population due to a quest failure. Here’s how it breaks down.

You receive a prompt that a settlement is under attack. In our case, Red Rocket Gas Station. You fast travel there, take out all of the enemies (in this case, synths) and the settlers thank you for showing up. Only, the miscellaneous quest doesn’t complete.

You wait a few hours or fast travel somewhere else and a prompt appears telling you that you failed to protect the settlement. Your population drops to zero and you’re now forced to rebuild. Sound familiar?


If you notice that your settlement attack quest fails to complete, there are a couple of solutions to try. We spent over an hour trying everything from sleeping to waiting in a chair. Those don’t work.

On console, you’ll want to travel to a nearby settlement after you see the prompt appear. In our case, we reverted back to a save before the Red Rocket attack prompt and fast traveled to Sanctuary when the prompt popped up. Once we arrived, the quest completed.

When we got over to Red Rocket, instead of an army of synths, we found a single synth infiltrator. Dead, killed by her fellow settlers. This isn’t guaranteed to work for you but it’s worth a shot if your quest refuses to budge.

If you’re on PC, there’s a fix that should work almost 100% of the time. PC gamers report that the following console command fixes the issue:

  1. Open up the game’s console (use the ~ key).
  2. Find the dead synth posing as a settler and click on him or her.
  3. Type “resurrect” (without the quotes).
  4. Exit the console mode and it should be alive again. Kill it and the quest should complete.

The 1.3 patch should’ve fixed this issue but in case it didn’t, that’s how you fix it.

How to Fix Fallout 4 Sound Problems

If your sound suddenly cuts out (this has happened to us on numerous occasions, particularly when accessing terminals in the game), there are a few things to try.

One simple fix that’s worked for us is to minimize to the dash board. If you’re on a PC, try Alt-Tabbing to the desktop. If you’re on an Xbox One or PS4, minimize to the dashboard using the guide button.

On the PS4, that’s the button with the PlayStation symbol. On the Xbox, that’s the big glowing button in the center of the controller.

If that doesn’t work, try restarting the game. And if that still doesn’t work, PC users will want to try updating audio drivers to see if that irons out the issue.

How to Fix Missing Pip-Boy Problem

Some users are reporting a missing Pip-Boy problem. The issue can be seen in the screen shot from our game below. We’re running 1.02 on the Xbox One.


Users that’ve run into the problem are saying that a quick reload of the most recent save will fix the problem though there’s a chance that it could return in the future.

Another fix to try is putting the character into third person before going back into first person. This fix occasionally works for us.

How to Fix Pip Boy App Problems

If your Pip Boy app isn’t syncing up with your game, you’ll want to make sure that app is enabled in-game.

To do that, head into your game’s settings and select the Gameplay tab. Flip the “Pip-Boy App Enabled” option to On.

If your Pip Boy app displays a “Connection Status: Game Busy” error, note that this message occurs when connect your Pip-Boy app to a game that already has an app connected. Bethesda says that you “need to ensure the first app and device is disconnected before connecting your own.”

If your app is crashing or locking up on a regular basis, we recommend reinstalling the app to see if that helps dislodge the problem.

How to Recover Lost Fallout 4 Saves (Xbox One)

Some Xbox One owners are reporting lost Fallout 4 save files. This problem is still a problem after the 1.5 patch.

To recover a lost Fallout 4 save file, you’ll want to try a power cycle. Here is how to power cycle your Xbox One:

  • Press and hold the Xbox button on the front of the console for 10 seconds.
  • Unplug the console’s power cable and wait for 10 seconds.
  • Plug the power cable back in and turn the console back on by pressing the Xbox button again.

Once you complete this you’ll want to log into your Xbox Live account, open up Fallout 4 and allow it sync with the cloud. The saves should appear.

If they don’t:

How to Stop Fallout 4 Save Corruptions (Xbox One)

If you’ve played a ton of Fallout 4 on Xbox One there’s a chance you’ve encountered a corrupted save file. (We’ve had this happen several times.) Here, we want to show you how to prevent save corruption from happening again.

Bethesda recommends that you “wait a minute or two before closing the game, turning off the console, or attempting another save.”

It also recommends turning the Instant On feature on. To do that, head to this full length guide from Microsoft.

We recommend deleting some saves if you have a ton built up. This has helped us cut down on the number of corrupt save files.

How to Fix Fallout 4 Performance Problems

PC Fallout 4 users are complaining about various Fallout 4 graphic and resolution problems. These problems can be extremely difficult to fix because there are a ton of different hardware and software combinations out there.

If you aren’t getting the kind of graphical performance you’re expecting from your setup, there are a number of fixes and tweaks you’ll want to look into.

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This thread on Bethesda’s Fallout 4 forum outlines a number of changes and tweaks to make if you want to improve your performance. Fixes range from disabling NVIDIA Streamer Service to tweaking your GPU via the control panel. There’s a lot there and it will help you fix and improve your Fallout 4 graphics.

If you’re dealing with resolution issues or if you want to add 21:9 (ultrawide) or 4:3 support for your game/monitor, you’ll want to head to this thread on Steam’s Fallout 4 forum. There are also a number of potential fixes in this Reddit thread. NVIDIA has also posted its own thoughts on GPU and PC performance.

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If you’re dealing with issues after installing a new Windows 10 update, take a look at this fix outlined by a user on Reddit. They appear to work.

You can also try going back to an earlier build. This has apparently worked for a number of people running Windows 10.

How to Fix Vanishing Weapon Problem

People that are playing Fallout 4 in first person claim that their weapon will, at times, turn invisible for no apparent reason. Luckily, there is a really quick fix for this problem on Xbox One, PC and PS4.

If your weapon disappears, you’ll want to switch to another weapon and then switch back. The weapon that vanished should reappear. If it doesn’t, you’ll want to revert back to an older save. If that doesn’t work, restart your game or system.

How to Fix Fallout 4 FOV

Fallout 4’s field of view is locked at 70/80 which isn’t going to be ideal for many PC gamers. Fortunately, there’s a quick way to solve this problem.

  1. First, you’ll want to open both Fallout4.ini and Fallout4Prefs.ini
  2. In the [Display] section of both of these files, you’ll want to add the following lines:
  3. 90 is the the default for most first person shooters but adjust accordingly.

If you need more background, take a look at this in depth solution to the problem.

How to Fix Fallout 4 Crashes & Freezes

Crashes and random lockups are among the most common Fallout 4 problems plaguing PC, Xbox One and PS4 users. There are a number of potential fixes for crashes and freezes, some more involved than others.


If your game is frequently crashing, the first thing you’ll want to do is restart the game and/or system to see if that helps. If restarting your game or your system doesn’t help, you’ll need to take more desperate measures to get the problem ironed out.

First, you’ll want to ensure that you have the latest graphics drivers installed on your Windows PC. Head here for NVIDIA and here for AMD. AMD recently just released a new hotfix that tackles several Fallout 4 problems including a flickering compass.

If that doesn’t work, and you’re using an NVIDIA video card, try disabling NVIDIA’s Streamer Service. You’ll need your administrator password but if you’re playing on your computer, this shouldn’t be a problem.

You’ll also want to test out various graphics settings to make sure that you’re not burdening your resources. If your settings are too high, the game will crash more frequently. Head here to see if your PC meets the requirements.

If you are seeing a “Problem Event Name: BEX64” message every time your game crashes you’ll want to download the latest Visual C++ Distribution from Microsoft.


If you’re noticing an uptick in crashes and you’re playing Fallout 4 on Xbox One, you can try this list of official fixes from Bethesda itself:

First, try restarting the game. If that doesn’t help, perform a power cycle:

  • Press and hold the Xbox button on the front of the console for 10 seconds.
  • Unplug the console’s power cable and wait for 10 seconds.
  • Plug the power cable back in and turn the console back on by pressing the Xbox button again.

If that doesn’t help, try reinstalling the game. If crashing continues, Bethesda recommends getting in touch with Microsoft.

If you are running into crashes on the PS4, Bethesda recommends restarting the game, power cycling the system or reinstalling.

How to Improve Frame Rate

If you’re suffering from frame rate issues, you can unlock the frame rate on the PC. To do this, head to this thread and follow the instructions.

If you’re suffering from frame rate issues on the PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll need to wait for a patch or try restarting your game.


If you’re willing to use Fallout 4 mods, you might want to try out this unofficial mod that supposedly helps cut down on frame rate issues.

How to Get Your Character Unstuck

If your character gets stuck or if your character starts moving slowly when he or she isn’t overburdened with loot, there are a couple of things to try.

The first thing to try is a restart of your game and/or system. One user claims that his character started moving extremely slow and that movement speed returned to normal after a quick restart.


If your character gets stuck in an elevator (or another object), like this guy’s character did, make sure you have the latest patch installed on your PS4, Xbox One or PC. There are also some other elaborate fixes including one for this issue that includes a spoiler.

Restarting the game seems to fix most of these speed/getting stuck problems but we’ll be on the lookout for more fixes in the future.

How to Get NPCs Unstuck

If you discover that an NPC is stuck or missing and you can’t (console owners) or don’t want to use console commands, here’s how to go about getting that fixed.

You’ll want to go explore another part of the wasteland, fast travel if you must, and then come back to where that NPC is located. We recommend waiting a day or two as this has worked for us.

How to Fix Fallout 4 Settings Not Saving

Some users are reporting an issue wherein their settings don’t save after saving them. This is an annoying problem but it looks like there’s a simple fix.

To fix this issue, go into the launcher from Steam and set the graphics how you want to them to be set. Exit that menu and go into GeForce Experience and change the resolution to whatever you want as a borderless window and then go back into Steam and fire up the game.

How to Fix Invisible Lockpicking Bug

Some users are running into an invisible lock pick bug where they cannot see the lock pick at all. Lock picking is key to Fallout 4 so this is a major problem.

Some users are reporting success with this fix:

  • Open Fallout4Prefs.ini in your documents (C:\Users\[name]\Documents\My Games\Fallout4\) and under [Display] change: Size W=XXXX iSize H=YYYY to iSize W=XXXX-1 iSize H=YYYY-
  • Their example: iSize W=1920 iSize H=1080 would be changed to iSize W=1919 iSize H= 1079.

After that, you’ll want to do the same with the Fallout4Prefs.ini that’s located where you installed Steam. You’ll find it in steamapps\common\Fallout 4\Fallout 4.

How to Fix Fallout 4 Installation Problems

We’re also hearing about Fallout 4 installation problems. Some users are reporting bugs while others are reporting slow downloads.

If you are running into slow download times, know that the speed depends on your internet connection. If you don’t have a fast Wi-Fi connection, it’s going to take awhile. This is a big game, over 25GB for PC, Xbox One and PC.


If you do have a fast connection and the download isn’t being agreeable, pause the installation and then start it again. This is a known fix on PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Some Fallout 4 buyers are running into installation problems that are preventing them from installing the game. If this happens, update your console’s firmware and then try installing again.

How to Fix Fallout 4 Patch Installation Problems

Some users have been unable to download and install the latest Fallout 4 patch. This is a common problem on console and PC and it should be an easy one to fix.

First, try pausing the installation/download for a few seconds and then trying again to see if that jumpstarts it.

If it doesn’t, you’ll want to check your router/modem and make sure everything is working properly. If everything appears normal, try one of three things or all three if needed. Pause your download before taking these steps.


First, restart your router. Unplug it for a good minute then plug it back in to see if that helps get the installation moving again.

If that doesn’t help, try plugging an ethernet cable directly into your PC or console. Wireless connections can be finicky.

You can also try power cycling your console. Unplug your Xbox One or PS4, wait 30 seconds or so, and then plug it back.

How to Recover Your Copy of Fallout 3 for Xbox One

If you are having issues getting your free copy of Fallout 3 for Xbox One, there are a few fixes you can try.

First, you’ll want to head to Microsoft’s Xbox Live Payment & Billing and sign in. Click on Billing info and make sure that your billing country is correct and that it matches your physical location.

If it does and you still can’t redeem it, get in contact with Microsoft directly.

How to Fix Fallout 4 Mouse Lag Problems

A number of PC Fallout 4 users are complaining about in-game mouse lag problems. This is a common issue with PC games and there are a number of fixes that should help you improve your mouse’s response time.

Fallout 4 users have discovered several fixes for Fallout 4 mouse lag. First, according to one fix, you’ll want to make this change:

  • Go to C:\Users\yourusername\Documents\My Games\Fallout4. Open Fallout4Prefs.ini and then change the following parameters: iPresentInterval=1 to iPresentInterval=0

You’ll also want to change:

  • bForceIgnoreSmoothness=0 to bForceIgnoreSmoothness=1

This user also says that to be absolutely sure, you’ll want to change iPresentInterval in Fallout4.ini.

If you are using an NVIDIA graphics card and you’re noticing mouse lag in-game, here’s a quick fix that could fix your mouse lag:

  • Go to your Desktop, right click the Nvidia Logo at the lower Right of your Desktop. Choose “System Settings” or whatever it is in your Language. Now go to “3D Settings” and Add Fallout.exe to your Programs.
  • There change “Triple Buffer” to ON.”Max frames render ahead” to 1.And finally “V-Sync” on.

If you want to remove Mouse Acceleration, and some of you might, you’ll want to take a look at this guide. It will take you step-by-step through the process. Mouse Acceleration is on by default in all Bethesda games including Fallout 4.

If you can’t find your fix here, we’ve put together a list of resources that will help you find what you’re looking for. Bethesda’s Fallout 4 forums and this Reddit link are the first two places to go.

Fallout 4 is filled with tons of smaller, more isolated issues that are impacting Xbox One, PC and PS4 users and fixes for those are sometimes harder to find.

Remember to save your game as often as possible. Reverting back to an older save is a way to avert disaster.

189 PS4 & Xbox One Fallout 4 Mods You Should Try Right Now


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Let's start with one of our favorite PC Fallout 4 mods that quickly made it over to the long list of Fallout 4 mods for console.

keyNuker creates a key ring in your inventory that hides keys and passwords. With it installed, your MISC tab in on your Pip-Boy is going to be a lot more manageable, particularly if you're deep into the game with tons and tons of items listed. 

The screenshot here shows you what the vanilla MISC tab looks like compared to the MISC tab with keyNuker installed. It's night and day.

This is one of our favorite Fallout 4 mods and one that should consider if you're tired of wasting time scrolling through hundreds (many of them worthless) of items.

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