Fallout 4 Problems: 5 Things to Know

Fallout 4 problems continue to plague gamers after Bethesda’s recent 1.7 patch. With that in mind, we take a look at everything you need to know about these Fallout 4 problems, places to go for fixes and how to report bugs should you encounter them in your game.

Fallout 4 is an ambitious, complex game with tons of moving parts. It features loads of quests, items, characters, towns, zones, enemies, and more. It also comes with its fair share of problems. Bethesda’s known for its massive worlds and its also known for its bugs.

In the months since its launch, we’ve been hearing about some of the Fallout 4 problems plaguing the game on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

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With that in mind we want to take a look at the current state of Fallout 4 problems, the state of Bethesda’s latest patch (1.7), and some places to go if you do run into issues with the game today or any point in the future.

Fallout 4 1.7 Update

Bethesda’s not sitting around hoping Fallout 4 problems fix themselves.

In December, Bethesda rolled out its 1.2 patch. This year, Bethesda’s pushed out a number of Fallout 4 updates including 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6. More recently, the company’s pushed out a Fallout 4 1.7 update for Windows PC users.

The update will soon make its way to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 bringing new features and bug fixes for lingering Fallout 4 problems.

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The Fallout 4 1.7 update’s intentions are good but like its predecessors, it brings its own collection of Fallout 4 problems to Fallout 4.

For more on the problems currently impacting Fallout 4 on Xbox One/PS4/PC, take a look at our Fallout 4 1.7 update roundup.

Fallout 4 Support

Bethesda’s wiped out many Fallout 4 problems but it’s important to remember that this is a marathon not a sprint. Problems in massive open world RPGs are normal and Fallout 4 will always have bugs on board.

Last year Bethesda said that it would be releasing regular updates to tackle bugs and problems and the company’s kept its word.

Bethesda hasn’t confirmed the next update but the company has gotten into a habit of posting upcoming updates on its developer page and its social media accounts.

You’ll want to bookmark those and check in regularly if you’re experiencing issues or you simply want to stay current.

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It’s also worth mentioning that while the Nuka World DLC will indeed be the last add-on, that doesn’t mean support for the game will stop.

Bethesda will continue supporting the game long after the month of August ends. Exactly how long is anyone’s guess.

Fallout 4 Problems

In the months since Fallout 4’s release, we’ve seen critics and regular gamers bring up problems with the game and we expect the list to grow as Bethesda releases new content. The fifth Fallout 4 DLC, Vault-Tec Workshop, arrived a few weeks ago and we continue to hear about issues.

The latest Fallout 4 patches (1.6 & 1.7) wipe out a lot of major problems but we’re still seeing complaints about the game’s performance.

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Recent complaints include problems with textures, run time errors, language problems, loading screen issues, crashes, add-ons failing to load, problems with Fallout 4 mods, issues with saves, and a whole lot more.

We expect complaints about the latest patch to pick up as more and more people download and install the new update on their machine so be careful.

Something to think about before you install the latest Fallout 4 patch or pickup a copy of the game. It’s not perfect and probably never will be.

How to Report Fallout 4 Problems

You can and should report Fallout 4 problems as you see them.

The most logical place is Bethesda’s own Fallout 4 forums. We continue to see users detail their bugs and we expect Bethesda’s engineers to use those forums to gather feedback for upcoming Fallout 4 updates.

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You’ll also want to head here to Bethesda’s Fallout feedback page. You can send them a detailed description of your problem so that they can fix it in upcoming patches.

You might also choose to report a bug on social media sites like Twitter or on the growing Fallout Reddit. Bringing attention to a bug or problem won’t hurt.

If you run into an issue with the PC version of the game or Steam itself, you can report a bug or issue right here.

Where to Find Help

If you do run into a Fallout 4 problem today or in the future, there are a few resources that you’ll want to keep on your radar.

Bethesda’s forums are a great place to look for fixes for Fallout 4 problems. Bethesda’s general discussion board is another place to look.

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We also recommend the Fallout Reddit (make sure you follow the rules) and the GameFAQs forums for your version of the game.

We’ve also put together a list of fixes for common Fallout 4 problems that you’ll want to look at before you give up.

Xbox One

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If you run into a Fallout 4 issue on the Xbox One, and it’s not directly related to a quest or an item in the game, you’ll want to get into contact with Microsoft.

You can also search for more information about Xbox One error codes right here.

PS4

If you run into an issue with Fallout 4 on your PlayStation 4, you can take a look at Sony’s support pages for help.

Sony’s forums are full of active users and it’s the place to go if you run into a problem with you digital copy of the game or another issue.

Steam

If you’re using the PC version of Fallout 4 and you run into problems or issues with Steam, you’ll want to take a look at the Fallout 4 forums on Steam’s website.

There are  a bunch of fixes on there including solutions for graphical issues, frame rate problems, and more.

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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15 Comments

  1. patje

    11/10/2015 at 3:54 pm

    “There is no pre-load for the physical version of Fallout 4.”

    you need to download the whole game even if you get it hard copy. lame

    Reply

    • CommanderPicklez

      11/16/2015 at 1:47 pm

      It is annoying but that is the same for most of the Bethesda games

      Reply

    • daniel

      01/16/2016 at 9:09 pm

      I found some good cheats for fallout 4 actually.

      Here are some cheats/glitches: http://cheatgeeks.com/fallout4

      Reply

  2. Regen

    11/11/2015 at 3:27 am

    Alternatively, check out http://fallout4forums.org for a community forum :)

    Reply

  3. VIDVICIUS X (@VIDVICIUS)

    11/11/2015 at 11:15 am

    I’ve made this fix. For AMD CARDS. I hope you guys can play properly now.

    Reply

  4. CommanderPicklez

    11/16/2015 at 1:50 pm

    This isn’t the best place to type this but I have been having trouble installing fallout 4. It says (once I press the setup button) that I am missing some App thingy. Does anyone know what I should do?

    P.S. I already have a steam account if you were wondering.

    Reply

  5. OhPP

    11/26/2015 at 2:25 am

    i spend 2 hr on my girl and she died in the beginning

    Reply

  6. Salinajhone

    12/04/2015 at 9:28 pm

    15 my best friend’s step-sister makes $62 every hour on the laptop . She has been without work for 6 months but last month her pay check was $14905 just working on the laptop for a few hours.
    you can try here…. See More

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  7. Barry

    12/10/2015 at 12:35 am

    Same complaint as Patje. After installing from a DVD hard copy I clicked on the shortcut icon on the desktop
    to launch the game only to discover that it was downloading an “update” and it took 12 hours to download.
    From what I read above, it was actually downloading the entire game. This sucks.

    Reply

  8. JayBizzle

    12/31/2015 at 6:17 am

    I have a thought on these bugs and issues- why don’t we stop buying games? We already know they are broken. If we don’t buy it, maybe the creators will be forced to actually finish their work before selling it at $65 plus a $30 season pass.

    Reply

  9. Max Stegman

    02/02/2016 at 9:02 pm

    Facing the same problems!

    Reply

  10. Juanrjorgensen

    02/03/2016 at 6:09 am

    0=124my buddy’s step-sister makes $76 an hour on the internet . She has been fired for nine months but last month her income was $19118 just working on the internet for a few hours.
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  11. Dawn

    02/09/2016 at 3:30 pm

    i like how bungie added the no more need to use one copper for a copper wire instead of fixing one of the more majorly complained about issues like the level 4 merchants you can hire not showing up to settlements on consoles and pc or somtimes the rebba 2 quest wont actually exist in your fallouts world save file nice job in choosing what to and not to fix bethesda (this is major sarcasm if you didnt ge it)

    Reply

  12. Dave

    02/27/2016 at 9:20 pm

    This is total bullshit, Bethesda can do better. There are major bugs and glitches throughout the game. I have a very fast PC and the game runs like shit, with stuttering and jerkiness. When will these problems be fixed? By the time all these bugs and issues are fixed, I will have finished the game. Totally lame.

    Reply

  13. Jennifer Stephens

    06/16/2016 at 2:37 pm

    Has anyone had a problem after using the cheat codes with the new fallout 4 not being able to get quest people to fallow you. I can’t get people to talk to me they just say I’ll go with but don’t follow.

    Reply

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