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Fallout 4 gets massive free overhaul bringing game to modern standards

Sam Cawley

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Fallout 4 gets massive free overhaul bringing game to modern standards

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Fallout 4 has received a huge update that fixes all of its bugs, and alters its gameplay for a more modern feel.

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Bethesda has been very quiet in regards to the Fallout series recently. Apparently Fallout 5 is years away, set for release following The Elder Scrolls VI, and the rumours that Fallout New Vegas will be getting a remaster or a sequel seem too good to be true. For the time being, fans are stuck playing previous titles in the series, like New Vegas, Fallout 3, and of course, Fallout 4.

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Despite being riddled with bugs, some of which are still ruining playthroughs today, Fallout 4 is one of the most successful Fallout games of all time. While it’s highly likely it’ll be surpassed by Starfield later this year, it remains a great Fallout title, and one fans have had a blast playing and modding since its release in 2015.

After several DLC expansions, the game was left behind for Fallout 76, and hasn’t been touched by Bethesda since, not even with an optimisation update for Xbox Series X/S and PS5.

Luckily the modding community haven’t given up on it yet, recently releasing what we’d call the definitive Fallout 4 mod, that eliminates almost all bugs and glitches, as well as enriching the gameplay and bringing it up to more modern standards.

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Called Fixes and Technical Enhancements, it combines around 220 bug-fixing and gameplay mods, and alters items, enemies, NPCs, companions, weapons, VFX and much much more. Other improvements include enemy-level scaling, to keep the challenge consistent across all areas of the game, boosted movement speed, and enhanced settlements.

The one responsible for the combined mod, TheSoundOfSnow, said the aim was to release something that would “fix bugs, make changes that make sense, and introduce subtle improvements for more satisfying gameplay.”

Overall, this mod is an incredible addition to the game. Aside from less bugs and glitches negatively impacting immersion and progress, the gameplay changes make Fallout 4 feel much more accessible by modern standards, whether it be your first or 100th playthrough.

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Hopefully, some of the changes implemented will find their way into the development of Fallout 5, which may have its work cut out for it, especially if Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI live up to their marketing.

Topics: Fallout, Bethesda, PC, Mods, Xbox, PlayStation

Sam Cawley
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