Fallout 4 next-gen update 2 patch notes “highly recommend” fans do not use new settings

Fallout 4 next-gen update 2 patch notes “highly recommend” fans do not use new settings
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Fallout 4 is nearly ten years old as it first came out in November 2015, but people are returning to the wasteland in droves thanks to the huge success of the brilliant Amazon Prime TV series. In conjunction with the television series, Bethesda has released a next-gen update. A second patch has been deployed, and the Fallout 4 next-gen update 2 patch notes “highly recommend” fans do not use new settings introduced to the game.

Bethesda outlined all of the new content part of the next-gen update, and there is a lot that makes returning to the wasteland worthwhile. Unfortunately, the update hasn’t come without casualties. The makers of Fallout London feel they were “screwed over” by the next-gen update, meanwhile, Bethesda’s patch was heavily scrutinized for its download size, performance issues, and breaking lots of mods.

You can stop the next-gen update and future patches if you wish to just play the original experience with all of your mods intact. However, if you’re onboard with Bethesda’s return, the next-gen update 2 patch notes reveal a lot of fixes along with the addition of highly-anticipated FPS settings Bethesda recommends you do not use.

Fallout 4 next-gen update 2 patch notes

Below are the Fallout 4 next-gen update 2 patch notes courtesy of Bethesda:

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 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

In the patch notes, it’s mentioned by Bethesda that they “highly recommend” you use the default settings rather than the newly introduced Frame Rate Target. This is likely to ensure you have as smooth a gameplay experience as possible with them especially noting that 60 FPS is recommended for Performance rather than Visuals.

However, thanks to the Frame Rate Target addition, you can try Visuals with 60 FPS to try to get the best of both worlds. But, if you try customizing your FPS, you may suffer from performance woes especially during moments of action.

You can watch Fallout Season 1 by subscribing to Amazon Prime. For more Fallout 4 content, you can find our guide to all of the cheats and console commands, along with a guide for how to install mods on console.