So, you may have heard of a patch that was submitted to Sony by developers, Bethesda, for approval with the intention of fixing quite the serious issue regarding frame rate on the PlayStation 4 platform of the game’s DLC. However the patch is yet to be released for the game, making us all question what Bethesda are doing.
While a regular game update was created to begin with, Bethesda recently released a statement urging that PS4 players of the game to re-download the DLC, Far Harbor, from the PlayStation Store, which – I’m assuming – means that the developers had to re-release the content, making it seem as if a simple patch couldn’t fix the issue with framerate stopping most players progressing.
While we currently aren’t aware of all the technical details with the situation, we do know that North American gamers can download the new Far Harbor, but European players will have to wait a while longer for the update.
An updated version of Far Harbor that addresses performance issues is now available on PlayStation Network. To re-download the content, please take the following steps:
- Confirm Fallout 4 is not running. Highlight Fallout 4 in your PS4 dashboard, press OPTIONS, and select CLOSE APPLICATION to ensure Fallout 4 is not running minimized.
- Select RELATED ITEMS. You’ll find this under the Fallout 4 icon in the PS4 dashboard.
- Select MY ADD-ONS.
- Navigate to the DOWNLOAD ARROW next to Far Harbor and select it.
- You should see a notice that Far Harbor has been Added to Downloads.
- Wait for the downloadable content to finish downloading and installing before starting Fallout 4.
If for any reason these steps do not work, you can delete Fallout 4 (and all add-on content) and simply reinstall the game (and add-ons from scratch).
Thank you for your continued support.
Until then, all we can do is pray they put a little more effort into their re-release. What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you think this could’ve easily been fixed with a bit more effort put into the testing beforehand? Let us know down below in the comments!