Fallout 4 Next Gen Update 2 – Bethesda Improved Graphics, Performance, and Stability

Find out what improvements and fixes Bethesda is bringing to Fallout 4 with their Next Gen Update 2!

Fallout 4 Next Gen Update 2

Today Bethesda’s Fallout 4 Next Gen Update 2 provides players with a lot of technical improvements and bug fixes. Many of the issues addressed were intended to smooth out some of the technical problems players experience with the content up date a few weeks ago. There wasn’t any major content added to the game this time around. Therefore, the patch is rather small, registering at just 38MB on PC.

Top 10 Changes in Fallout 4 Next Gen Update 2

Top 10 Summary of Fallout 4 Next Gen Update 2 Patch Notes:

  1. Graphic Fidelity and Performance Control: Players can now adjust settings for graphic fidelity and performance, including frame rate targets and visual/performance prioritization.
  2. Frame Rate Target Options: Choose between 30, 40, and 60 FPS (default) frame rate targets, with compatibility considerations for 120Hz displays.
  3. Visual and Performance Prioritization: Option to prioritize visuals or performance while maintaining frame rate targets, with dynamic resolution adjustments during heavier scenes or actions.
  4. Main Menu Accessibility: Both frame rate target and prioritization modes can be adjusted only from the main menu.
  5. General Stability Improvements: Overall stability enhancements implemented.
  6. Auto HDR Re-enabled (Xbox Series S|X): Auto HDR functionality restored for Xbox Series S|X.
  7. Load Order Display Fix (Xbox Series S|X): Corrected issue with reserved space display in load order menu.
  8. Widescreen Mode Character Name Fix (PC): Character name field display issue resolved in widescreen mode for PC.
  9. Creation Club and Network Fixes: Various fixes for Creation Club menu display and network connectivity issues across platforms.
  10. Creations Art Issue Fix: Addressed missing art problem with certain Creations.

Complete Notes – Fallout 4 Next Gen Update 2

Below, you will find the complete patch notes for Fallout 4 Next Gen Update, found on Bethesda’s Official Announcement:

Update Versions

  • Xbox Series S|X: 1.10.765
  • PlayStation 5: 1.10.985
  • PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One: 1.10.984

Patch Highlights

Xbox Series S|X and PlayStation 5 Display Settings

Thanks to your feedback, we’ve been able to implement the ability to control your graphic fidelity and performance. We highly recommend you run with the default settings but now you can change your options to better fit your playstyle and display.

Frame Rate Target

Frame Rate Target in the Fallout 4 Next Gen Update 2 allows you to choose between 30, 40, and 60 (default). It is important to note that to select 40, your display must be able to support 120hz.
Visual and Performance Prioritization

You can now choose between Visuals and Performance (default) while trying to maintain frame rate target. If you choose Frame Rate Target of 60, we recommend selecting Performance. Both modes may adjust internal resolution dynamically when scenes or action get heavier.

Please note both modes can only be changed from the main menu.

Bug Fixes

  • General stability improvements
  • Fixed visual issue with certain imagespaces
  • Auto HDR is re-enabled (Xbox Series S|X)
  • Fixed issue where reserved space was not displayed correctly in load order menu (Xbox Series S|X)
  • Fixed issue with character name field when in widescreen mode. (PC)
  • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused bundles to not fully download and could cause a crash
  • Fixed an issue with material swaps
  • Fixed an issue with load order that would break DLC until a restart after downloading mods (PlayStation 5)
  • Fixed an issue that would occasionally cause a crash if you returned to the Main Menu with queued mods still downloading (PlayStation 5)
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Creation Club menu to not appear (Microsoft Store)
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when connecting to the network after a suspend/resume with the network disabled (Xbox One)

Creations Fixes

  • Fixed missing art issue with certain Creations

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