Bethesda has announced that Fallout 4, the 2015 open-world action title, will be getting free PS5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrades in 2023 (applicable to PC too). The upgrades promise a number of technical improvements, including a performance mode and higher framerates. Bethesda hasn’t given a release date for when players can expect the upgrade.
Bethesda describes the free upgrade for Fallout 4 on its official website, claiming it will have a “performance mode features for high frame rates, quality features for 4K resolution gameplay, bug fixes and even bonus Creation Club content.” The game is already updated on Xbox Series X/S via FPS Boost settings, increasing the framerate to 60FPS but unfortunately capping the resolution at 1080p. Fans are hoping that the resolution and framerate are balanced better in this upcoming upgrade.
In addition to Fallout 4 receiving an upgrade, Bethesda also announced a 25th Anniversary Bundle for its online multiplayer game, Fallout 76. This will include a Vault Boy portrait, a Shooting Target Suite and Lincloln’s Repeater Lever Action Skin. The bundle can be claimed from 27 October to 27 December as a perk for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.
Fallout 4 originally launched in 2015 and took the open-world RPG series to the ruins of Boston. Players assumed the role of a wanderer whose son gets taken by a mysterious group while in cryosleep. When they emerge from the vault, they go on a journey to find their missing son and explore the post-apocalyptic wastelands, running into raiders, warring factions, settlements and more following the nuclear fallout.
Bethesda previously released a free PS5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrade for Skyrim: Special Edition alongside the Skyim Anniversary Edition which contains new Creation Club content and other improvements. On the bright side, it doesn’t seem like you’ll have to pay anything to upgrade Fallout 4 or receive its new content.