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Fallout 4 1.5.4 Update: What’s New



Bethesda’s rolling out a brand new Fallout 4 1.5.4 update and it brings a number of important changes to the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

We’re only six months into the year and we’ve already seen Bethesda change Fallout 4 in a number of ways.

Bethesda recently pushed out its first three DLC add-ons. Automatron is now available across all three platforms. The Wasteland Workshop, the second Fallout 4 DLC, arrived for consoles and Windows PC in mid-April. The big boy, Far Harbor, is now available and the developer recently delivered its fourth Fallout 4 DLC, Contraptions Workshop.

The developer’s also planning some more free Fallout 4 updates.


Bethesda recently rolled out a 1.5.3 patch to the Xbox One/PS4/PC and last week it started rolling out a brand new Fallout 4 update. The update is dubbed 1.5.4 and it’s currently available for the Xbox One and Windows PC.

The developer’s new patch is focused on Fallout 4 mods and it comes with some key fixes and tweaks for the platform just recently landed for the Xbox One and will land for PlayStation 4 in the near future, after a short delay.

This roundup takes a look at the most important things to know about the Fallout 4 1.5.4 update for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Let’s start with the basics.

Fallout 4 1.5.4 Update Release & Size

Fallout 4 1.5.4 Update Release & Size

The Fallout 4 1.5.4 update is out now for PC and Xbox One users ahead of a release for the PlayStation 4. The release comes after the update went through a very short beta on Steam earlier in June. 

The Fallout 4 1.5.4 release date for the PlayStation 4 is unknown and the company says that it "hopes to have an update for PS4 soon." Nothing specific so PS4 owners will want to keep a look out later this week as we head into the 4th of July weekend.

Look for the developer to keep the precise release date close to its chest as we move through the weekend. Bethesda will confirm the roll out via its social media accounts when it's ready to deploy the new software to the PS4.

The Xbox One 1.5.4 update is large, checking in at a little over 500MB. It took us all of a few minutes to download on our console. We expect the PS4 1.5.4 update to be similar in size though exact amount will likely vary from region to region. 

If you're running out of space on your hard drive, or if you're using a slow connection, now would be a good time to plug in that ethernet cable and free up some space for the latest Fallout 4 patch. 



  1. Stewart Damien

    03/30/2016 at 9:49 am

    Sorry but Bethesda has hardly changed the base game at all from patch 1.02 to 1.04 and that is a fact. The main thing they have changed are the glitches that helped players & left in the buggy mess that is the settlement alert glitch that has been a pain since launch. You go to your pipboy to check settlement status see the alert sign of an unhappy population be it not enough beds, water, Defence or all the above so you fast travel to get there only to find that everything is fine even the alert disappears. Now that doesn’t sound like they’re doing a good job with these patches they are bestowing on us, all they are doing are taking out glitches that were helping players and making a frustrating but fun game even more frustrating

    • Urgelt

      04/07/2016 at 3:27 pm

      The resources bug is extremely annoying to anyone who enjoys building settlements.

      The net is full of advice from various gamers on how to avoid the bug. I’ve tried everything they recommended. Nothing works.

      I sure hope Bethesda takes this bug seriously. My enjoyment of FO4 will be orders of magnitude better if I don’t have to rush to settlements whose resources have dropped off a cliff, only to find that they’re fine, and their happiness rating was plummeting for no good reason.

      • Schlomo Goldbergstien

        06/30/2016 at 1:55 am

        If you’re talking about the glitch where it shows settlements with less food/beds/water/power/defense than it actually has, causing the happiness to go down. The best solution is to not fast travel from inside settlements. Just jog a little distance outside the settlement boundary before fast traveling away, you don’t have to go super far. Estimate100 feet . Ever since I started using that method, I’ve had no more issues

  2. Hopesaver

    04/04/2016 at 12:40 pm

    Howdoes 1 person get to change the flow of the developers ? I enjoy Fallout4 even when it lags and glitches. The improvement in the game for me would be missions that ment upgrading some of the cars, bikes and trucks.

    • Joe Shady

      04/16/2016 at 2:40 am

      fanboy idiot, you should work for them, you love bugs and laging and bugthesda hate all playstation fans, and they dont ever answear anything from thire fans. they also use a 1999 game engine. go kiss thire backsides alittle more fanboy trash

      • Travis

        04/22/2016 at 10:51 am

        calm down man

      • edd

        04/29/2016 at 1:36 pm

        woah, just take it easy man.

      • I of Womb

        05/05/2016 at 2:27 pm

        Bethesda is without doubt one of, if not THE best of game studios. And I base that on 2 fallout and 2 elderscrolls titles. Try enjoying things intead of flaming with agression on an internet message board based on a source of entertainment. #GrowUp

      • *Blank*

        06/14/2016 at 8:09 pm

        Wow someone’s on a period…..

      • Eric

        06/14/2016 at 9:22 pm

        Nice spelling, moron. “Laging?” “Dont?” “Answear?” “Thire?” “Thire,” again? “Alittle?” I can’t tell if you’re four or if you have a mental issue. Go troll someone else and misspell “alittle” more, trashboat.

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          06/15/2016 at 1:46 pm

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      • Erik Denning

        06/15/2016 at 4:32 pm

        Watch how you talk to people. You don’t want to regret what you said.

      • Wraythe

        06/30/2016 at 7:39 pm

        Come on dude it’s time to grow up! Other people have opinions too and most of the time you might not like it but it’s just, THEIR opinion and it’s just as valid as yours. Some people may be of the opinion that your the idiot because of the way you chose to express your disagreement of Hopesavers comment. It’s a big world buddy and your no more “Precious or Valuable” than the rest of us. But this is all just my opinion. Some will agree, others will not and that’s ok. That’s just life.

  3. Michaelnpreston

    04/06/2016 at 5:40 pm


  4. Castle357

    04/06/2016 at 8:07 pm

    That one person has no life but the fallout life,get a life.

    • edd

      04/29/2016 at 1:38 pm

      …said the faggot posting on a fallout patch article.

  5. Saraagreg

    04/06/2016 at 10:00 pm

    nice one

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  8. mike whitman

    04/07/2016 at 10:43 am

    My gameplay has been just fine, I haven’t had any glitches, except for Trashcan Carla’s cow on the roof of my house. I have no idea how it got on the roof. There’s no stairs and it just stays up on the roof.

    • cc

      04/18/2016 at 3:23 pm

      It spawns in on the roof when the cell loads, for some reason

    • chrobin88

      05/03/2016 at 12:56 pm

      I think that is kind of funny :D

      Some bugs bring laughter, some bring pain. Fallout 4 has most of the first ones in my experience.

  9. grabenor

    04/07/2016 at 3:22 pm

    Sterwart Damian is completely right. No more duplicating shipments yet im still stuck defending the USS constitution like focus on the actual damn bugs

  10. David Baker

    04/07/2016 at 7:03 pm

    If they could make a fix for the scribe and smiling larry to show up at assigned settlement that’d be a game changer. I’ve been practically begging for it but I guess I’m just SOL.

    • Cloney

      06/13/2016 at 2:21 am

      You do know people have already made mods that fix that and almost every other bug in the game, no point waiting on Bethesda to fix it.

  11. David G

    04/07/2016 at 9:27 pm

    No comment

  12. Dick Muncher

    04/08/2016 at 12:48 pm

    I want you.

  13. Adam

    04/12/2016 at 6:33 am

    This is a joke, you’re not giving any information that we haven’t already known about for weeks.

  14. Branden

    04/26/2016 at 3:11 pm

    Seriously, unless you have new information about the update or its release then quit with the same exact news stories. You all say the exact same things and even word them just about the same. Isn’t that blatant plagiarism of some kind? You guys are ridiculous and worthless.

  15. leitesilva777Rafael

    04/29/2016 at 10:08 am

    Does this patch introduced the new Survival mode into consoles?

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  17. ambion

    04/29/2016 at 8:06 pm

    I’m not sure if I’m even gonna pick the game back up to complete it until I see an announcement saying they’ve got rid of those GOD AWFUL Minuteman Radiant quest that you can’t just ignore.

    i F**KING HATE RADIANT QUESTS. Fallout 4 has so far been nowhere near as much fun as Fallout 3. And this is coming from a guy who never had a bad word to say about Bethesda. Hell, I’ve enjoyed ESO FAR MORE than Fallout 4 :-(

    • Warhawk

      04/30/2016 at 3:36 pm

      You know you don’t have to join the minutemen, right? I didn’t join them on my first playthrough so I had no idea why people were freaking out about them.

    • Jarrid

      05/02/2016 at 4:38 pm

      Really? ESO? Dude ESO cost way too much for it to be better than fallout 4. I’m not a die hard fanboy of fallout. I just like games that are like skyrim. And honestly it’s good to have bugs in games, yeah it sucks but you will live.

      • Alex

        05/18/2016 at 5:39 pm

        I hate pc why do they get to spawn stuff and we can’t they need to find stuff like us Playstation 4 fans

    • L

      06/14/2016 at 2:27 am

      Litteraly about 25 mods on nexus forums that fix that, not bethesda’s fault you can’t spend two minutes researching the things that bug the shit out of you.

  18. Salem

    05/02/2016 at 7:10 pm

    I prefered new vegas over 3

  19. That guy

    05/02/2016 at 7:12 pm

    Obsidian is better at making fallout games

  20. Shae Langston

    05/03/2016 at 5:45 am

    I have Fallout 4 on Xbox and I hope that they will take into consideration of the bug in the DLC Automatron. Where you take the, “Mechanist Device,” off the robobrain and it still says search the robobrain even though I already did. Has anybody found a way to get past that and continue the quests. Much appreciated. Thanks

  21. Harley

    05/03/2016 at 12:11 pm

    Everyone here is bitching, meanwhile im playing my game with only one CTD no freezes, and smooth game play..hmm idk how i manage not to bitch so much

  22. tom

    05/03/2016 at 7:04 pm

    One of THE most bug-infested games I’ve ever played. The setting building mode was atrocious. Parts didn’t fit correctly, the the ‘snap connections’ were finicky. Instructions were terrible for connecting electrical components.

  23. Lee

    05/03/2016 at 8:36 pm

    My opinion is, even with the bugs and glitches that have been occurring since the game was released last year, I was so happy to find out fallout 4 had been made and was being released so soon after announcements, I expected a lot of problems with it. However the game is pretty amazing, and I’ve already lost hundreds of hours of my life playing it and have been happy to put up with the bugs, but it’s a bonus that Bethesda are actually trying to do what they can to make sure the game is as great and bug free as possible so I just appreciate that so far, for me, the game has passed my expectations, and I’m happy with that. That said, hurry up with the console mods! I’m excited yet impatient! Not long now though :)

  24. Joe Sarmiento

    05/04/2016 at 5:53 am

    Thanks Bethesda for all the hard work and effort you guys are putting to my favorite and most lovable game Im level 100 and still playing on ps4 and no problem what so ever

  25. Darwin Smith

    05/04/2016 at 11:16 am

    love fallout 4 however I sometimes get bummed when the NPCs don’t obey commands. Plus I hate that gunners spawn within my walls.

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  28. Joshua Genovese

    05/08/2016 at 4:56 pm

    Bethesda , with its Skyrim and fallout 4 games..the ones I’ve played and still playing are some of the best games I’ve played. I enjoy fantasy as well as Sci fi , and I think they’ve done a really good job. Opinions very and all of us have a right to them.

  29. evilstalker

    05/09/2016 at 7:53 am

    this is just a joke Bethesda ….. now ammo has weight . and the new action point bar ,, well now you have to drink, eat ,sleep and get rid of poison to repair the action points bar , see a doctor or make antibiotics and fast travel ,, not if your sick ,,, this will and is effecting game play… i hope i don’t have this issue when far harbor drops as its a PITA now ,, too much back n forth cant carry to much because of the ammo now has a weight to it ,, stupid patch Bethesda and a waist of time ,,,

    • GeneralMusings

      05/18/2016 at 7:02 am

      @evilstalker: You realize that your whole diatribe really only concerns one optional difficulty setting, right? You don’t have to play on Survival, and if you’re on PC, there are mods that mitigate the issue.

      Also… is WASTE of time, not WAIST. At your waist is where you should be wearing your pants.

    • PrincessSin

      06/15/2016 at 12:29 pm


  30. Alex

    05/18/2016 at 5:41 pm

    They should let’s us do the same ain’t no favorite console they should be treated the same

  31. Wally

    05/21/2016 at 8:19 pm

    Lol at GeneralMusings comment to evilstalker,great stuff gents

  32. Wally

    05/21/2016 at 8:25 pm

    I like Bethesda,their games always hold the award in my book skyrim elder scrolls was fantastic, fallout 4 one of the best games to hit xbox one thus far.

  33. Sammy

    05/27/2016 at 8:56 am

    I can´t put cheats on fallout 4 with the new update (1.5v)…whyyyyyy????

  34. Andoy Imperial

    06/03/2016 at 7:40 am

    the biggest hassle here in 1.5 is that the ammo has weight WTF!

    • David

      06/03/2016 at 10:19 am

      Survival mode is more realistic. Ammunition has weight in real life. TIP: Only bring the ammo you need for a specific quest.

  35. Jacob

    06/29/2016 at 11:29 pm

    My FO4 goes to a black screen and the loading thing and it never loads a new game when I want to start a new game

  36. Pat

    07/12/2016 at 7:48 am

    People! No one is holding you hostage w a gun to your head saying “play! Deal w the bugs and like it or DIE”! So, that said, if you don’t like it, or in some cases hate it w a passion, here’s and idea, stop playing. I’m level 85 and still in love w the game on the one, bugs and all. The fact that Bethesda is ahead of the timeline, that they’re actually dedicated to fixing the issues, and have consistently been at the top of my favorite game list’s for 5 years, common. This isn’t about fallout, this is about your dad, maybe an uncle. Grow up. If you can’t handle a few bugs you are no gamer and need to find new hobbies

  37. Dark46x

    08/03/2016 at 3:08 pm

    What they really need to do is fix the happiness in settlements on fallout 4 for the Xbox one. That part has ruined the game.

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