Fallout 4’s update 1.5 adds fixes and features ahead of Far Harbor expansion

by Joshua Russo

Editor-In-Chief

 

Fallout 4’s 1.5 update is now available as a beta on Steam and will be releasing in the coming weeks on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Bethesda has warned those players using third party modifications in the nuclear wasteland to disable or uninstall them, or at the very least, back up their save files. The highly anticipated Survival Mode and several fixes are included in the new update:

New Features

  • New Survival difficulty
    • Survival adds additional challenges including no fast travel, saving only when you sleep, increased lethality, diseases, fatigue, danger and more. See the in-game Help menu for more details
    • Characters set to Survival difficulty appear under their own Character Selection filter

Please Note: Survival difficulty characters are not backward compatible with the 1.4 version of Fallout 4. If you opt out of the Beta, do not use Survival character saved games.

  • Third person camera movement improvements when player is close up against walls and other objects

Fixes

  • General stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed rare crash related to reloading a save that relies on Automatron
  • Fixed issue with the robot workbench camera not moving properly immediately after canceling out of the menu
  • Fixed issue with perks being repeatedly added when reloading a saved game while in robot workbench
  • Fixed issue with Ada not properly traveling to an assigned settlement
  • Robots can now be assigned as settlement vendors
  • Fixed issue with “Appropriation” where blueprints would not appear properly if the container had already been looted prior to getting the quest
  • In “The Nuclear Option,” entering the Institute using the targeting helmet on Power Armor no longer inadvertently causes the player to go into combat, and become stuck in the Institute
  • Fixed distance check with Robotics Expert perk
  • While in Workshop mode, if the Jump button is remapped, the Y or Triangle button can still be used to jump
  • Ability to delete downloadable content via the Add-Ons menu (PS4)
  • Fixed issue with “Defend the Castle” where speaking to Ronnie Shaw would not properly complete the quest
  • During “The Nuclear Option,” fast traveling away from the Institute immediately after inserting the relay targeting sequence holotape will no longer block progression
  • Fixed issue where Workshop placed light bulbs would occasionally not light properly

The update also adds support for the upcoming Far Harbor expansion scheduled to release sometime in May. Far Harbor will be included in the season pass bundle or as a standalone for $25.

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Josh has been playing video games since before he learned how to read and write. He fell in love with both and eventually combined the two to create the Next Save Point. His favorite video game series’ are Pokémon, Uncharted, Mass Effect, Dragon Quest, Fallout and Borderlands.

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